Timeline of recent terrorism in France
Published 14/07/2016 | 23:38
France has had a devastating recent history of terror attacks
Monday, December 22, 2014
A man reportedly yelling "Allahu Akbar" ran over 10 pedestrians at a Christmas market in Nantes with his vehicle, killing one, then attempted suicide.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Eleven people are shot dead at the Paris offices of satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’. A policeman is also shot dead as the two gunmen make their escape. Police quickly identified brothers Saïd Kouachi and Chérif Kouachi, both French citizens, as the suspects.
Friday, January 9, 2015
The Kouachi brothers are shot dead as they try to escape their hiding place at a printing works in Dammartin-en-Goële (a town 40 km north-west of Paris
Meanwhile Amédi Coulibaly, a 32-year-old French citizen, had been holding several people hostage in a Jewish supermarket in Vincennes. He is shot dead in a raid by security forces, but not before he had killed four of the hostages.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Three Americans tackle and disarm a gunman on a train between Amsterdam and Paris. One of the men, Spencer Stone, was stabbed and recovered from his wounds. The suspect is identified as Moroccan-born Ayoub El-Khazzani.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Three suicide bombings outside the Stade de France begin a night of carnage on the streets of the French capital. Shootings later take place at bars and the Bataclan music venue inside central Paris.
A total of 129 people are killed and 352 people injured in the worst terror attack in the country’s history.
Nine of the attackers are killed, while survivor Salah Abdeslam, goes on the run.
Wednesday, November 18 2015
Belgian Abdelhamid Abaaoud, suspected of organising the Paris attacks, is killed during a police raid on an apartment in Saint-Denis, Paris.
Thursday, Jul 14, 2015
A truck runs over people celebrating the 2016 Bastille Day military parade in an apparent terrorist attack. Reports of gunfire as men began shooting from the vehicle. Around 30 people are reported dead and 100 injured.