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Jihadist-linked terror attacks in Europe since 2015

London attack latest in wave of recent IS assaults across continent, including against Jewish targets

Armed police on St. Thomas Street, London, on June 4, 2017, near the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge and at the capital's Borough Market. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
Armed police on St. Thomas Street, London, on June 4, 2017, near the scene of a terror attack on London Bridge and at the capital's Borough Market. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

PARIS — A London terror attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group has left seven people dead and 48 wounded after men mowed down and stabbed bar-goers on Saturday night.

It is the latest in a deadly series of strikes linked to radical Islamists against European targets in the last two years.

France on the frontline

France has been hit the hardest, with 238 deaths since early 2015.

The first attack comes on January 7, 2015 when two brothers who claimed allegiance to Al-Qaeda gunned down 12 people in an attack against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

The next day, a man linked to IS shot dead a policewoman in a Paris suburb.

Hostages (bottom right) flee the Hyper Cacher supermarket as French security forces storm the building, January 9, 2014. (YouTube screenshot)
Hostages (bottom right) flee the Hyper Cacher supermarket as French security forces storm the building, January 9, 2014. (YouTube screenshot)

He took hostages in a Jewish supermarket, Hyper Cacher, near Paris the following day, killing four people.

All three gunmen were killed by police.

In April 2015, a woman was killed by a radical Islamist, in June a delivery firm boss was killed and then decapitated, and in August a man opened fire in the Thalys train between Amsterdam and Paris before he was overwhelmed by passengers. Two people were wounded.

On November 13, 2015 France suffered its worst ever terror attack, when suicide bombers struck several targets, killing 130 people and wounding 350. The sites included the Bataclan concert hall, bars and restaurants, and the Stade de France stadium just north of the capital. The IS group claimed responsibility.

In June 2016, a policeman and his companion were killed at their home west of Paris by a man who swore allegiance to IS.

On July 14, the national holiday, a man rammed a truck into a crowd in the Mediterranean resort of Nice, killing 86 people and wounding more than 400. He was shot dead by police. IS claimed responsibility.

Police officers and rescue workers stand near a van that plowed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. (Valery Hache/AFP)
Police officers and rescue workers stand near a van that plowed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice on July 14, 2016. (Valery Hache/AFP)

Twelve days later, two jihadists slit a priest’s throat in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy. They too were shot dead. IS claimed that attack as well.

Terror in Brussels

On March 22, 2016, suicide attacks claimed by IS killed 32 people and wounded more than 340 at Brussels airport and Maelbeek metro station, near the European Union headquarters.

On August 6, a machete-wielding man attacked two policewomen in Charleroi, southern Belgium, slicing the face of one before being shot dead by a third officer. The IS group claimed responsibility.

Britain

Five people died on March 22, 2017 when a man rammed his car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge in London and then fatally stabs a police officer outside parliament. The attacker was shot dead by police.

Concert goers wait to be picked up at the scene of a terror attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Paul Ellis)
Concert goers wait to be picked up at the scene of a terror attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017. (AFP/Paul Ellis)

On 22 May this year, a deadly bombing at a pop concert in Manchester killed 22 people, including children, at the end of the performance by US star Ariana Grade, a favorite among teens and pre-teens. IS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Berlin market attack

On December 19, 2016, a man hijacked a truck, killed its Polish driver, and slammed into a crowd of people at a packed Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48.

The attacker was shot dead by Italian police in Milan four days later, and the rampage was claimed by IS.

The scene of a terrorist attack is seen on December 20, 2016 after a lorry smashed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin. (AFP Photo/Odd Andersen)
The scene of a terrorist attack is seen on December 20, 2016 after a lorry smashed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin. (AFP Photo/Odd Andersen)

Six months earlier, the group claimed two attacks in less than a week, the first on July 18 when a 17-year-old asylum-seeker believed to have been Afghan or Pakistani attacks passengers on a Bavarian train with an axe, injuring five people. He was shot dead by police.

On July 24, a Syrian refugee blew himself up near a music festival in the same region, killing himself and wounding 15 others.

Sweden truck attack

On April 7, 2017, a man known to have jihadist sympathies used a stolen truck to mow down pedestrians on a busy shopping street in central Stockholm, killing five people, including an 11-year-old girl. Fifteen others were injured.

Copenhagen shootings

On February 14-15, 2015, a gunman opened fire on a cultural center in Copenhagen as it was hosting a forum about Islam and free speech attended by a Swedish cartoonist who has penned a controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammed. A filmmaker was killed and later a Jewish man was shot dead outside the city’s main synagogue. The gunman was later shot dead by police.

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