1. Manchester Arena terror attack: Timeline of recent attacks in Europe

Manchester Arena terror attack: Timeline of recent attacks in Europe

22 people were killed after terror struck the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena in United Kingdom.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 24, 2017 12:13 PM
22 people were killed after terror struck the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena in United Kingdom. (Reuters image)

22 people were killed after terror struck the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena in United Kingdom. Monday’s attack is one of series of such attacks which have been carried out at different locations across Europe. Over 20 attacks have taken place since 2004. Now, as threat perception has increased manifold, British government was preparing to send soldiers on to streets as a second terror attack may be imminent after the deadly one.

    • April 7, 2017: A man driving a hijacked beer truck struck pedestrians at a Stockholm department store, killing 4 people.
    • March 22, 2017: A man drives his rented SUV into pedestrians at London’s Westminster Bridge, killing four people. The attacker then stabbed a police officer to death.

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  • December 19, 2016: A hijacked truck plows through a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12.
  • July 14, 2016: A truck driver targets Bastille Day revelers in Nice, killing 86.
  • July 26, 2016: Church attack in Normandy, France
  • July, 2016: Munich, Germany: Gunman opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, killing nine persons.
  • March 22, 2016: Suicide attacks on the Brussels airport and subway kill 32 and injure hundreds. The perpetrators have been closely linked to the group that carried out earlier attacks in Paris.
  • November 13, 2015: Islamic State-linked extremists attack the Bataclan concert hall and other sites across Paris, killing 130 people. A key suspect in the attack, 26-year-old Salah Abdeslam, is arrested in Brussels on March 18, 2016.
  • February 14, 2015: A gunman kills Danish filmmaker Finn Noergaard and wounds three police officers in Copenhagen. A day later the gunman, Omar El-Hussein, attacks a synagogue, killing a Jewish guard and wounding two police officers before being shot dead.
  • January 7-9, 2015: A gun assault on the Paris offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and an attack on a kosher grocery store kills 17 people. Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for the attack, saying it was in revenge for Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • May 24, 2014: Four people are killed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels by an intruder with a Kalashnikov. The accused is a former French fighter linked to the Islamic State group in Syria.
  • May 22, 2013: Two al-Qaida-inspired extremists run down British soldier Lee Rigby in a London street, then stab and hack him to death.
  • July 2012 – Burgas, Bulgaria: A suicide bomber attack, the attack was aimed at Israeli tourists on a bus in Bulgaria. Five tourists and the bus driver were killed.
  • March, 2012: A gunman claiming links to al-Qaida kills three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in Toulouse, southern France.
  • July 22, 2011: Anti-Muslim extremist Anders Behring Breivik plants a bomb in Oslo then launches a shooting massacre on a youth camp on Norway’s Utoya island, killing 77 people, many of them teenagers.
  • November 2, 2011: The offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris are firebombed after the satirical magazine runs a cover featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. No one is injured.
  • March 2, 2011: Islamic extremist Arid Uka shoots dead two U.S. airmen and injures two others at Frankfurt airport after apparently being inspired by a fake internet video purporting to show American atrocities in Afghanistan.
  • July 7, 2005: 52 commuters are killed in London when four al Qaida-inspired suicide bombers blow themselves up on three subway trains and a bus.
  • October 2004 – Paris, France: Bomb attack against the Indonesian Embassy in Paris by Algerian militants.
  • March 11, 2004: Bombs on four Madrid commuter trains in the morning rush hour kill 191 people.


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