Saturday 10 December 2016

Timeline of recent terrorism in France

Published 14/07/2016 | 23:38

The elite unit training is the latest in a series of courses held since the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack in Paris in January last year. Photo: PA
The elite unit training is the latest in a series of courses held since the ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack in Paris in January last year. Photo: PA

France has had a devastating recent history of terror attacks

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Monday, December 22, 2014

A French official inspects the van that crashed into the market in Nantes (REUTERS/Georges Gobet/Pool)
A French official inspects the van that crashed into the market in Nantes (REUTERS/Georges Gobet/Pool)

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

Charlie Hebdo was attacked by Islamic extremists in January of last year. Photo: PA
Charlie Hebdo was attacked by Islamic extremists in January of last year. Photo: PA

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.

An explosion at Dammartin-en-Goële as French special forces move in on brothers Said (34), and Cherif Kouachi (32)
An explosion at Dammartin-en-Goële as French special forces move in on brothers Said (34), and Cherif Kouachi (32)

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.

Spencer Stone has been stabbed in California (AP)
Spencer Stone has been stabbed in California (AP)

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.

People on the pitch at the Stade de France after a suicide bombing. Photo: Getty
People on the pitch at the Stade de France after a suicide bombing. Photo: Getty
Floral tributes outside the Bataclan Theatre in memory of the victims of the Paris attacks

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.

People work inside the damaged building of Wednesday's raid on an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis
People work inside the damaged building of Wednesday's raid on an apartment in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis

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.

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