Brussels blasts: Brief history of attacks in Europe

Brussels blasts: Brief history of attacks in Europe

Deadly attacks on Tuesday at the Brussels airport and a metro station in the city are the latest in a string of attacks in Europe in recent years.



By Rajesh Sharma/KT Research

Published: Tue 22 Mar 2016, 12:45 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Mar 2016, 7:04 PM

Deadly attacks on Tuesday at the Brussels airport and a metro station in the city are the latest in a string of attacks in Europe in recent years. Here are some of the most recent major ones:

DATECOUNTRYATTACKKILLEDDETAILSARRESTS/KILLED
13-Nov-15FranceSerial Paris Attacks130A series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris and its northern suburb, Saint-Denis. Three suicide bombers struck near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, followed by suicide bombings and mass shootings at cafés, restaurants and a music venue in central Paris.Salah Abdeslam (Arrested in March 2016)
14-Feb-15DenmarkCopenhagen -Cultural centre and synagogue in2Omar el-Hussein killed two people and wounded five others in two attacks at a cultural centre and synagogue in Copenhagen. Gunman a radical criminal was killed by policeOmar el-Hussein (Killed)
9-Jan-15FranceParis Supermarket4A gunman Coulibaly killed 4 people (including  a policewoman) in a Supermarket and took others as hotagesAmedy Coulibaly (killed)
7-Jan-15FranceParis - Charlie Hebdo Magazine12Masked gunmen shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Four of the magazine's cartoonists, including its editor, were among those killed, as well as two police officers.Saïd and Chérif Kouachi (Killed)
24-May-14BelgiumJewish Museum4A gunman murdered four people in an attack at the Jewish Museum of Belgium in the centre of Brussels.Mehdi Nemmouche (Arrested)
11-Mar-12FranceToulouse7killed three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three French paratroopers in a series of point-blank shootings in and around the southern town of Toulouse.Mohammed Merah (Killed)


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