With the death toll of the attack in Nice climbing to 84, over 200 people have died as a result of terror attacks in France since January 2015. Toulouse, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, Magnanville and now Nice highlight how the country has been a frequent target.
Recent terror attacks in France
- 14 July 2016. Nice. Reports of up to 84 dead after truck ploughs into holiday crowds.
- 13 June 2016. Magnanville. Police chief and wife attacked and killed in their home by Larossi Abballa.
- 13-14 November 2015. Paris. 130 killed in wave of terror attacks across the capital.
- 7-9 January 2014. Paris. Attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine and kosher supermarket left 17 dead.
Terror attacks in France are not a recent phenomenon. In 2012 there was the rampage through Toulouse by Mohammed Merah in which three young schoolchildren were among the 7 killed. In 1986, attacks linked to Hezbollah killed 16 in a wave of bombings.
Before the November 2015 Paris attacks, the worst peace time death toll came in 1961 when a TGV train was attacked and 28 killed.
That attack, by the Algerian National Liberation Front, came when France was still embroiled in a bloody war of independence in Algeria, which it finally left in 1962.
It is still unclear who was behind the Nice attack. So far no groups have come forward to claim responsibility for the carnage.
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