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
- 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
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.
Paris Terror Attacks
France’s most iconic landmark the Efiffel Tower is in darkness tonight as a mark of respect to those who lost their lives in the shocking terrorist attacks in the French capital tonight.