Timeline of recent terror attacks against the West


The suspected terror attacks Saturday in London are the latest in a series of recent terror strikes aimed at the West.

Here is a timeline of recent terror attacks in Europe:

June 3, 2017: Van rabbing and stabbing in London

Seven people were killed and dozens were injured by three assailants who ploughed through pedestrians on London Bridge and stabbed revelers in Borough Market.

May 22, 2017: Outside Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England

Twenty-two people were killed and dozens more injured by a suicide bomber with apparent connections to an organized terror network.

April 20, 2017: Champs Elysees attack in Paris

An attacker got out of a car and fired an automatic weapon at a parked police van, killing the officer inside, before shooting at others standing on the nearby sidewalk, injuring two before he was shot and killed by police.

The French president said the attack was “terrorist in nature” and promised “utmost vigilance.”

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

April 7, 2017: Stockholm truck attack

Five people were killed when a truck driven by a man drove into a pedestrian shopping street and department store in Sweden’s capital city, wounding over a dozen others.

The 39-year-old man allegedly admitted to being a member of ISIS and told police that he had “achieved what he set out to do.”

April 3, 2017: Saint Petersburg bombing

A suicide bombing on the subway in Russia’s second largest city killed more than a dozen passengers and injured dozens more.

March 22, 2017: Westminster Bridge attack

Five people, including a London police officer who was stabbed and the perpetrator, were killed in a terror attack. More than 40 people were injured outside the Parliament building.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the act was “sick and depraved.”

ISIS later claimed responsibility.

Feb. 3, 2017: Louvre knife attack

A machete-wielding man yelling “Allahu Akbar” attacked soldiers in a shopping mall near the Louvre in Paris. He was shot and wounded by soldiers.

Dec. 19, 2016: Germany Christmas market

A large truck plowed through a Christmas market in central Berlin, which killed 12 and injured 48 others.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and said the attacker was “a soldier of the Islamic State” through Amaq news agency.

Nov. 28, 2016: Ohio State

Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an Ohio State University student, ran his car into a group of students and slashed people with a butcher knife.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack and called Artan a “soldier.”

Oct. 16, 2016: Hamburg, Germany

There was a “lone wolf” knife attack in Hamburg, Germany, which claimed the life of one teenager.

July 26, 2016: Normandy, France

Two men took five people hostage during a Mass at a church in Normandy and murdered an elderly priest by stabbing him in the chest and slitting his throat. The hostages were freed later, and the two men were arrested.

Then-President Francois Hollande said that the men carried out the attack in the name of ISIS.  

July 14, 2016: Nice, France

Seventy-seven people were killed in Nice, France, when a truck drove through a crowd on Bastille Day.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

June 12, 2016: Orlando nightclub shooting

Omar Mateen attacked an Orlando gay nightclub, killing 50 people. Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS on a 911 call, after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, and the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.

ISIS later claimed responsibility for the attack

March 22, 2016: Belgium attack

There were two suicide bombings on March 22, 2016—one at Brussels Airport and the other in the city’s subway system. Combined, the attacks killed 32 people.

The ISIS cell that claimed responsibility for the Brussels attack was also linked to those involved in the Nov. 13, 2015 terror attacks in Paris.

Jan. 11, 2016: Marseille, France

A teenager attacked a Jewish teacher in Marseille with a machete. He told police that he carried out the attack in the name of the Islamic State.

Jan. 7, 2016: Philadelphia, Penn.

A man shot and wounded a Philadelphia police officer. The man claimed the attack was in the name of Islam and the Islamic State.  

Dec. 2, 2015: San Bernardino shooting

A married couple shot and killed 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif. The FBI is investigating the shooting as an act of terrorism inspired by ISIS.

Nov. 13, 2015: Paris attacks

A series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris killed 130 people and injured hundreds more. The attacks consisted of mass shootings and suicide bombings.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility.

Aug. 21, 2015: Paris

Three Americans were at the center of an attempted mass shooting. They helped to overpower a gunman who was armed with a Kalashnikov, and opened fire on a train from Amsterdam to Paris.

The gunman was on the radar of European counterterrorism agencies and appeared to be sympathetic to ISIS.

Feb. 15, 2015: Denmark

A Denmark national who was inspired by ISIS went on a rampage through the nation’s capital, killing two and wounding five police officers.

Jan. 7-9, 2015: Charlie Hebdo

There was an attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and four attacks around Paris followed, killing 17 people.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at @brookefoxnews.



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