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Paris Terror Attacks: Timeline of French terror attacks

As news emerges of the latest shooting in Paris, we look back on the terror tragedies that have hit France in recent years

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Published 13/11/2015 | 22:43

Two men evacuate the Place de la Republique square in Paris as a police officer looks on, after several shootings. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Two men evacuate the Place de la Republique square in Paris as a police officer looks on, after several shootings. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Police are seen outside a cafe in 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Paris is a city under seige for the second time this year. Below is a timeline showing the number of terror related incidents in the country since 2012.

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March 2012

A French Algerian killed three soldiers, a teacher and three young students at a Jewish school in Toulouse. He was later killed by police during a siege at his flat.

23 May 2013

Police are seen outside a cafe in 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Police are seen outside a cafe in 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Police secure the area following an attack in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

A convert to Islam named as Alexandre Dhaussy stabbed a French soldier in the neck at La Defense in Paris. The soldier survived the attack.

December 2014

People are evacuated following an attack at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
People are evacuated following an attack at the Bataclan concert venue in Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Joue-les-Tours: A French national born in Burrundi attacked several police officers with a knife shouting "Allahu Akbar" (Arabic for "God is great"). He wounded three officers before he was shot dead.

7 January 2015

Police are seen outside a cafe-restaurant in 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Police are seen outside a cafe-restaurant in 10th arrondissement of the French capital Paris. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Said and Cherif Kouachi shot dead 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, including some of the publication's famed cartoonists.

8 January 2015

Two men evacuate the Place de la Republique square in Paris as a police officer looks on, after several shootings. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Two men evacuate the Place de la Republique square in Paris as a police officer looks on, after several shootings. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Amedy Coulibaly kills a policewoman before entering a Jewish supermarket in Paris where he shot dead four others. Coulibaly and the Kouachi brothers died in separate shoot outs with police.

3 February 2015

Three soldiers on a patrol outside a Jewish community centre in Nice are attacked by an armed man. He stabbed one officer in the arm and slashed the cheek of another before he was arrested.

26 June 2015

Saint-Quentin-Fallavier: Two attackers entered a chemical factory near Grenoble with the aim of setting off explosives. One man was beheaded and several others were injured. One suspect was arrested. A black flag with Arabic writing was found on the scene and President Francois Hollande described it as a terror attack.

13 November 2015

At least 30 people have died in a series of shootings and explosions across Paris carried out by men armed with Kalashnikovs and grenades. The motive remains unknown but many Parisians fear terrorists have again hit their city.

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