Τρίτη, 23 Μαΐου 2017

Manchester Arena: Major terror attacks in Europe in recent years

The police confirmed early Tuesday that 19 people were killed and 50 more were injured in a blast that occurred outside Manchester Arena right after the end of a concert late Monday night.


The latest statement by the police said the case is currently treated as a terrorist incident.

The following are major terrorist attacks that have hit the European Union over the past several years.

On the evening of April 20, 2017, one police officer was killed, and two others severely injured in a shooting incident on the Champs Elysees shopping street in Paris.

On April 7, 2017, a stolen truck rammed into people on a central Stockholm street before crashing into a department store on Friday, killing four and injuring 15 others.

On April 3, 2017, a blast in the St. Petersburg subway killed 14 people.

On March 22, 2017, at least four people were killed and 40 others were injured in a terror attack near London's Parliament building.

The attack started when a car was driven over Westminster Bridge, hitting and injuring a number of people and three police officers.

On Dec. 19, 2016, at least 12 people were killed and nearly 50 others injured after a tractor-trailer truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin.

On July 14, 2016, a large truck drove into a crowd in Nice in France that had gathered to watch Bastille Day fireworks at the famous Promenade des Anglais, killing 84 people and injuring several others.

Triple blasts at Brussels' Zaventem airport and Maelbeek metro station killed 32 people on March 22, 2016. The suspects were arrested in a joint investigation by Spanish and Belgian police. The police also seized firearms, drugs and cash during a raid.

On Nov. 13, 2015, about seven simultaneous shootings and fresh explosions rocked central Paris during the evening. One of the shootings resulted in a hostage taking crisis at the Bataclan theater and concert hall, killing at least 140 people and wounding many.

On June 26, 2015, two men by force entered a US gas company in Isere, southeast France, leaving behind several wounded victims. A decapitated body was found at the site with an Islamist State flag aside.

On Jan. 7, 2015, the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, was attacked by heavily armed men. Twelve people were killed, including the chief-editor of the newspaper. On Jan. 8, a 20-year-old policewoman was killed in a shooting in Montrouge, south Paris. On Jan. 9, at least two people were killed and one injured in the Porte de Vincennes hostage crisis in East Paris.
  [globaltimes.cn/Xinhua]
23/5/17

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