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For the average American, the very mention of the word “terrorism” would bring back painful memories of the September 11 attacks in which almost 3,000 people were killed. The attacks, executed by the militant group Al-Qaeda, were planned by the group’s leader Osama bin Laden. Besides these attacks, bin Laden was also behind other mass-casualty attacks worldwide. He was finally killed in 2011 in a covert operation undertaken under President Obama. While bin Laden has been killed, America’s war against terrorism continues as there are still numerous terrorists named in the list of FBI Most Wanted Terrorists. One of these notorious men, Jamal Ahmad Mohammad Al Badawi, is convicted of having a role in the USS Cole bombing. He is still at large and there is a reward of $5 million for information leading to his capture. Another terrorist on the list is Abu Ibrahim, wanted in connection with the 1982 bombing of Pan Am Flight 830. While the government is still seeking information regarding several absconding terrorists, many other terrorists who were once on the list have already been captured or killed. Fahd al-Quso, Jainal Antel Sali, and Khadafi Abubakar Janjalani are among the ones who have been killed. Check out this section to know more about some of the deadliest terrorists world has ever seen.
Rank the Most Wicked Terrorists
 1 
Osama Bin Laden
(Terrorist)
Osama Bin Laden
128
Birthdate: March 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 2, 2011
Osama Bin Laden, former leader of the international terrorist organization Al Qaeda, had orchestrated the September 11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center, among others. The attacks led to the U.S.’s War on Terror, and Laden was eventually tracked down and killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011.
 2 
Dawood Ibrahim
(Criminal)
Dawood Ibrahim
66
Birthdate: December 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Khed Ratnagiri, Bombay State

A mobster and drug dealer most wanted by India, Dawood Ibrahim heads the organized crime syndicate popularluy known as D-Company. He was named No.3 on The World's 10 Most Wanted Fugitives by the FBI in 2011. He is wanted on the charges of terrorism, murder, targeted killing, extortion, and drug trafficking among other crimes.

 3 
Ted Kaczynski
(American Domestic Terrorist)
Ted Kaczynski
63
Birthdate: May 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

From a brilliant mathematician and an assistant professor at University of California, Theodore Kaczynski became the notorious American criminal—Unabomber—who was responsible for mail bombs that killed three people and injured 23 in eighteen years. He was eventually caught and sentenced to life imprisonment after his anti-technology essay sent to the media was recognised by his brother.

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 4 
Omar Mateen
(Terrorist)
Omar Mateen
9
Birthdate: November 16, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Hyde Park, New York, United States
Died: June 12, 2016
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 5 
Afzal Guru
(Executive)
Afzal Guru
8
Birthdate: June 30, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baramulla district
Died: February 9, 2013
 6 
Carlos the Jackal
(Mercenary, Terrorist)
Carlos the Jackal
6
Birthdate: October 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Caracas
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 7 
Saad bin Laden
(Terrorist)
Saad bin Laden
0
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Died: 2009 AD
 8 
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh
5
Birthdate: December 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
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 9 
Talwinder Singh Parmar
1
Birthdate: February 26, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Panchhat, Kapurthala, Punjab, India
Died: October 15, 1992
 10 
Mullah Krekar
(Founder of the terrorist organization Ansar al-Islam)
Mullah Krekar
2
Birthdate: July 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sulaymaniyah

Mullah Krekar is an Islamic scholar and militant. He is credited with founding an Islamist armed group named Ansar al-Islam. Interestingly, he claimed that he was not aware of the various terrorist attacks organized by Ansar al-Islam. He is currently serving his sentence in an Italian prison after having been deported to Italy from Norway in 2020.

 11 
Jihadi John
(British Militant Seen in Several 'ISIS' Videos Showing the Beheadings of Numerous Hostages in 2014 and 2015)
Jihadi John
27
Birthdate: August 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Al Jahra, Kuwait
Died: November 12, 2015

Jihadi John was a Kuwaiti-born British militant who is believed to have been the person seen in several ISIL videos that showcased the beheadings of numerous hostages in 2014 and 2015. In November 2015, officials from the US reported that John was hit by a drone strike and his death was confirmed in 2016 by the extremist group ISIL.

 12 
Denis Cuspert
(Former Rapper, ISIL member)
Denis Cuspert
0
Birthdate: October 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 17, 2018
 13 
Brigitte Mohnhaupt
1
Birthdate: June 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rheinberg, Germany
 14 
William C. Quantrill
(Confederate guerrilla leader)
William C. Quantrill
3
Birthdate: July 31, 1837
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Canal Dover, Ohio, United States
Died: June 6, 1865
 15 
Hesham Ashmawy
(Convicted Terrorist Who Served as an Officer in the Egyptian Army')
Hesham Ashmawy
0
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Nasr City, Egypt
Died: March 4, 2020

Hesham Ashmawy was a convicted terrorist who formed his own network named al-Mourabitoun. Prior to his activities as a terrorist, Ashmawy served in the Egyptian Army and is believed to have orchestrated numerous terrorist attacks on state institutions. He went on to become one of the most wanted militants and was arrested in 2018. Hesham Ashmawy was executed in 2020. 

 16 
Omar Ismaël Mostefaï
(French Terrorist Who Carried Out 'The November 2015 Paris Attacks')
Omar Ismaël Mostefaï
1
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Courcouronnes, Évry-Courcouronnes, France
Died: November 14, 2015

Omar Ismaël Mostefaï was a French terrorist of Algerian descent. He was part of the Brussels Islamic State terror cell, a group of terrorists accused of organizing large-scale terrorist attacks in 2015 in Paris and in 2016 in Brussels.

 17 
Idoia López Riaño
3
Birthdate: March 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain
 18 
Josu Urrutikoetxea
(Politician)
Josu Urrutikoetxea
0
Birthdate: December 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ugao-Miraballes, Spain
 19 
Muhammad Atef
(Terrorist)
Muhammad Atef
2
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Menofia Governorate, Egypt
Died: November 16, 2001
 20 
Irmgard Möller
(Terrorist)
Irmgard Möller
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bielefeld, Germany
 21 
Yakub Memon
(Criminal)
Yakub Memon
6
Birthdate: July 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Died: July 30, 2015
 22 
David Headley
(Terrorist)
David Headley
2
Birthdate: June 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 23 
Seiichi Endo
(Murder, Terrorist)
Seiichi Endo
1
Birthdate: June 5, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan
Died: July 6, 2018
 24 
Khalid Batarfi
(Militant)
Khalid Batarfi
0
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
 25 
Hanadi Jaradat
(Terrorist)
Hanadi Jaradat
3
Birthdate: September 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jenin, Palestine
Died: October 4, 2003
 26 
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
12
Birthdate: July 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tokmok, Chuy Oblusu, Kyrgyzstan
 27 
Timothy McVeigh
(American Domestic Terrorist Who Was Responsible for the 1995 ‘Oklahoma City Bombing’)
Timothy McVeigh
30
Birthdate: April 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lockport, New York, United States
Died: June 11, 2001

A Gulf War veteran, Timothy McVeigh made headlines after carrying out the Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. He defended his actions saying that he wanted to inspire a revolution against what he considered a tyrannical government. The bombing remains the most malignant act of domestic terrorism in American history. He was executed by lethal injection in 2001.

 28 
Eric Rudolph
(Terrorist)
Eric Rudolph
21
Birthdate: September 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Merritt Island, Florida, United States

Eric Rudolph is a terrorist convicted for a series of bombings in the southern US between 1996 and 1998. He is also known as the Olympic Park Bomber. He was listed as one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives for five years before being captured. He is currently incarcerated at the ADX Florence Supermax prison. 

 29 
Bangla Bhai
(Terrorist)
Bangla Bhai
1
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Bangladesh
Died: March 30, 2007

Bangla Bhai was a Bangladeshi terrorist who served as the military commander of the infamous militant group Al Qaeda. He gained worldwide notoriety for terrorist activities such as bombings before his arrest in 2006. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging in 2007.

 30 
Anders Behring Breivik
45
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Anders Behring Breivik, or Andrew Berwick, is a Norwegian terrorist who bombed eight people in Oslo and then shot dead 69 people at a AUF summer camp on the island of Utøya. The incident, known as the 2011 Norway Attacks, led to him being sent to jail for 21 years.
 31 
Ayman al-Zawahiri
20
Birthdate: June 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Maadi, Egypt
Former surgeon Ayman al-Zawahiri was initially Osama bin Laden’s physician and became the leader of al-Qaeda after Laden’s death. He was one of the brains behind the 9/11 terror attacks. He also urged Muslims to kidnap Western tourists in Islamic countries and was behind the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa.
 32 
Tamerlan Tsarnaev
7
Birthdate: October 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elista, Russia
Died: April 19, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a Soviet-born terrorist best remembered for planting two homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the 2013 Boston Marathon, killing three people. Many people were injured and 17 of those lost limbs. He planted the bombs with his brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the two killed a policeman after the FBI declared them suspects. Tsarnaev was killed in the ensuing shootout.

 33 
Terry Nichols
(American Domestic Terrorist Who Was Convicted of Being an Accomplice in the Oklahoma City Bombing)
Terry Nichols
16
Birthdate: April 1, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lapeer, Michigan, United States
Terry Nichols is a convicted terrorist who was part of the Oklahoma City bombing, along with co-conspirator, Timothy McVeigh, whom he had met while working with the U.S. Army. Nichols was sentenced to life in prison without parole and remains incarcerated at ADX Florence, a high-security prison in Colorado.
 34 
Mohammed Omar
(Afghan Cleric, Political Leader, and Founder of Taliban)
Mohammed Omar
41
Birthdate: 1960 AD
Birthplace: Kandahar, Afghanistan
Died: April 23, 2013
Mohammed Omar was an Afghan cleric, political leader, and Islamist partisan fighter. He is credited with founding Taliban in 1994. Omar served as the first leader of Taliban from 1994 until his death on 23 April 2013. Renowned for his reclusivity, Mohammed Omar remains a revered figure within the Taliban
 35 
Mohamed Atta
(Hijacker)
Mohamed Atta
51
Birthdate: September 1, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kafr el-Sheikh, Egypt
Died: September 11, 2001
 36 
Abu Yahya al-Libi
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Libya
Died: June 4, 2012
 37 
Birgit Hogefeld
(Red Army Faction)
Birgit Hogefeld
2
Birthdate: July 27, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
 38 
Abu Daoud
(Palestinian Militant and Mastermind of the Munich Massacre)
Abu Daoud
2
Birthdate: May 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Palestine
Died: July 3, 2010
Abu Daoud was a Palestinian militant, lawyer, and teacher. He was the mastermind of the Munich massacre during the 1972 Summer Olympics, which killed two Israeli Olympians. Abu Daoud is also known for penning his autobiography titled Palestine: From Jerusalem to Munich.
 39 
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
21
Birthdate: October 30, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zarqa, Jordan
Died: June 7, 2006
Jordanian jihadist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi ran a terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. He led many attacks on American troops during the Iraq War and formed the Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad. He came to be known as the Emir of Al Qaeda in the Country of Two Rivers
 40 
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
21
Birthdate: March 1, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kuwait

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is a Pakistani terrorist, who is believed to be “the principal architect of the 9/11 attacks.” A member of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda organization, he led al-Qaeda's propaganda operations for a few years. He is known by at least fifty pseudonyms. He was captured in 2003 and is currently detained at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

 41 
Beate Zschape
(Terrorist)
Beate Zschape
1
Birthdate: January 2, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Jena, East Germany
 42 
Anwar al-Awlaki
(Islamic preacher)
Anwar al-Awlaki
9
Birthdate: April 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
Died: September 30, 2011

Al-Qaeda terrorist and Islamic preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, initially a university lecturer, had been involved in a number of terrorist attack plots, including one in which they had planned to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane. American-born Yemeni Awlaki died in a drone strike ordered by Barack Obama in 2011.

 43 
Samantha Lewthwaite
(Suspected Terrorist)
Samantha Lewthwaite
14
Birthdate: December 5, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Banbridge, United Kingdom
Died: November 12, 2014

Called the ‘white widow’, British national Samantha Lewthwaite is one of the most wanted terrorists in the world. She has been linked to the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab and was reportedly involved in the 2013 Nairobi Westgate shopping mall terror attack. She is the widow of one of the four suicide bombers who carried out the July 2005 London subway terror attacks.

 44 
Abdul Rashid Ghazi
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Islamabad, Pakistan
Died: July 10, 2007
 45 
Ajmal Kasab
(Member of the Lashkar-e-Taiba Islamist terrorist organization, through which he took part in the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks in Maharashtra, India)
Ajmal Kasab
21
Birthdate: July 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Faridkot, Punjab, Pakistan
Died: November 21, 2012
 46 
Richard Reid
(Terrorist)
Richard Reid
8
Birthdate: August 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bromley, United Kingdom
 47 
Ramzi Yousef
(Terrorist)
Ramzi Yousef
15
Birthdate: April 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kuwait
 48 
Linda Wenzel
(Member for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant)
Linda Wenzel
3
Birthdate: December 19, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
 49 
Zacarias Moussaoui
(French Al-Qaeda Member and the Only Person Convicted for the 9/11 Attacks)
Zacarias Moussaoui
8
Birthdate: May 30, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
 50 
Hamza bin Laden
(Terrrorist)
Hamza bin Laden
5
Birthdate: 1989 AD
Birthplace: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Died: 2019 AD