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Charlie Hebdo shootings Europe's latest deadly terror attack

Police investigators and fire fighters work in front of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, after a shooting January 7, 2015. Twelve people including two police officers were killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, a police spokesman said in an update on the death toll. The French president described the shooting as without doubt a terrorist attack.   REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer  (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW MEDIA)

Police investigators and fire fighters work in front of the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper, after a shooting January 7, 2015. Twelve people including two police officers were killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, a police spokesman said in an update on the death toll. The French president described the shooting as without doubt a terrorist attack. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: CRIME LAW MEDIA)

A gun assault on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday was the deadliest terrorist attack in France’s recent history. Some other terror attacks in Western Europe include:

July 25, 1995: In France’s deadliest previous attack, a bomb at the Saint-Michel subway station in Paris kills eight people and injures some 150. It was one of a series of bombings claimed by Algeria’s GIA, or Armed Islamic Group.

Aug 15, 1998: A car bomb planted by Irish Republican Army dissidents kills 29 people in the town of Omagh, in the deadliest incident of Northern Ireland’s four-decade conflict.

March 11, 2004: Bombs on rush hour trains > kill 191 at Madrid’s Atocha station in Europe’s worst terror attack.

Train coaches damaged when explosions rocked the Atocha railway station in Madrid. (AP)

Read: >'It looked like a platform of death'

July 7, 2005: 52 commuters are killed when four al-Qaeda-inspired suicide bombers blow themselves up on > three London subway trains and a bus.

July 22, 2011: Anti-Muslim extremist Anders Behring Breivik plants a bomb in Oslo then attacks a youth camp on Norway’s Utoya island, killing 77 people, many of them teenagers.

Mourners gathered near the massive field of flowers in front of the Oslo Cathedral, the site of the mass killing. (AP)

Read: >Norway suspect pleads not guilty

Nov 2, 2011: Offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris are firebombed after the satirical magazine runs a cover > featuring a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad . No one is injured.

March 2012: A gunman claiming links to al-Qaeda kills three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in Toulouse, southern France.

Police officers at the site of a shooting in Toulouse. (AP)

Read: >Shooter kills four in French school

May 22, 2013: Two al-Qaeda inspired extremists > run down British soldier Lee Rigby in a London street, then stab and hack him to death.

May 24, 2014: Four people are killed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels by an intruder with a Kalashnikov. The accused is a former French fighter linked to the Islamic State group in Syria.

Forensic experts at the site of the Jewish museum shooting in Brussels. (AP)

Read: >3 killed, 1 injured at Brussels Jewish Museum attack


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