A look at attacks on houses of worship over last decade

Recent assaults on houses of worship

March 20, 2015: Islamic State suicide bombers attack a pair of mosques in Yemen’s capital, unleashing blasts that kill 137.

June 17, 2015: Nine black worshipers including a pastor are killed by Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, after he prayed with them in Charleston, S.C.

Nov. 12, 2016: A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group kills over 50 at the shrine of Shah Noorani, in Pakistan.

Jan. 29, 2017: A gunman kills six men during evening prayers at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City.

Feb. 16, 2017: A suicide bomber detonates his explosives vest at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Pakistan, killing 98.


April 9, 2017: Twin suicide bombings rock churches in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria and Tanta, killing at least 45.

Aug. 1, 2017: A suicide bomber storms into the largest Shi’ite mosque in Afghanistan’s western Herat province, opening fire on worshipers before blowing himself up, killing at least 90 people.

Nov. 5, 2017: 26-year-old Devin Kelley opens fire at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, killing 26.

Nov. 24, 2017: Militants kill 311 worshipers in a mosque attack in north Sinai, Egypt.

Oct. 27, 2018: A gunman enters Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh and opens fire, killing 11.

SOURCE: Associated Press