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Terror attacks in Paris the eighth terrorist incident in France since March 2012

Published 13/11/2015 | 22:24

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

As news emerges of the latest shooting in Paris where at least 140 people are dead, we look back on the terror tragedies that have hit France in recent years

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Terror attacks in France

- 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

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

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

A general view of the scene shows rescue service personnel working near the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer
A general view of the scene shows rescue service personnel working near the covered bodies outside a restaurant following a shooting incident in Paris, France, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

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

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 26 people have died in a series of shootings 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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