Recent terror attacks in Europe

BERLIN (dpa) - Europe's big cities are increasingly on high alert for terror attacks. Here are the most recent major incidents.
BARCELONA, August 17, 2017: A van rams into the evening crowds on Barcelona's famous Las Ramblas thoroughfare, killing at least 13 people and injuring dozens of others.

MANCHESTER, BRITAIN, May 22, 2017: A suspected suicide bomber kills 22 people, including children, and injures 59 following a pop concert in the British city of Manchester.
STOCKHOLM, April 7, 2017: A hijacked truck ploughs into a busy pedestrian area in central Stockholm, fatally injuring five people. A 39-year-old Uzbek man is charged over the attack.
LONDON, March 22, 2017: A man drives his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in central London and stabs a policeman to death outside parliament. Four pedestrians die of their injuries and the attacker is shot dead.
BERLIN, December 2016: Twelve people die in the German capital when a supporter of Islamic State steers a truck into a crowded Christmas market. The suspect, a 24-year-old Tunisian man, is shot by police near Milan a few days later.
NICE, FRANCE, July 2016: At least 86 people die when an attacker drives a truck into the crowded beach-front Promenade des Anglais. Islamic State claim responsibility for the attack.
BRUSSELS, March 2016: Islamist attackers set off several bombs at the airport of the Belgian capital and in a metro station, killing 32 people.
ISTANBUL, January 2016: An Islamic State suicide bomber kills 12 Germans when he blows himself up in the middle of a tourist group near the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
PARIS, November 2015: In a coordinated series of attacks on the Stade de France football stadium, several restaurants and the Bataclan music venue, Islamic State supporters killed 130 people and injured hundreds more.
COPENHAGEN, February 2015: A 22-year-old opens fire on a cafe in the Danish capital, killing one person. He then shoots and kills a man guarding a synagogue before being shot dead himself by police.
PARIS, January 2015: Seventeen people die in an attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket. Both attackers are later killed by police. Terror organisation Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claims responsibility.
BRUSSELS, May 2014: A French Islamist is arrested after shooting four people in the Jewish Museum of Belgium. The gunman is a self-proclaimed jihadist and previously fought in Syria.
NORWAY, July 2011: Lone wolf Anders Behring Breivik shoots dead 69 people at a summer camp for young left-wing political activists on the island of Utoeya. Hours earlier he had set off a bomb in the capital Oslo, killing eight people.
LONDON, July 2005: Four British Muslims set off bombs on the London Underground rail system and on a bus. The attacks kill 56 people and injure around 700.
MADRID, March 2004: Around 191 people die and 1,500 are injured when coordinated bombs go off on Spanish commuter trains.

Friday, August 18th 2017

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