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Terror attacks hit France

An attacker killed up to 80 people and injured scores when he >drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, July 14, officials said. This attack just comes eight months after the Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers >killed 130 people in Paris .



  • Dec. 1, 2007 - Gunmen suspected of belonging to Basque separatist group ETA kill two Spanish policemen working undercover in France.
  • Jan. 11, 2009 - Arsonists use fire bombs to attack a synagogue near Paris and a place of worship in Strasbourg.
  • Nov. 10, 2010 - Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux announces the arrest of five French nationals suspected of conspiring to launch a terror attack in France.
  • November 2011 - A firebomb attack guts the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo after it put an image of the Prophet Mohammad on its cover.
  • March 2012 - Mohamed Merah, an al Qaeda-inspired gunman, kills seven people in three separate shootings in Toulouse. Victims included three soldiers of North African origin, a rabbi and his two young children.
  • December 2014 - A man shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) injures 13 by ramming a vehicle into a crowd in the eastern city of Dijon. Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France has "never before faced such a high threat linked to terrorism".
  • November 2015 - Suicide bombers struck near the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, followed by bombings and mass shootings at cafés, restaurants in central Paris. 130 people were reported dead.
  • July 2016 - A truck driver deliberately drove into a crowd of people watching fireworks on the beach at Nice in France. Nearly 80 people were reported dead.


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