The attacks that left at least 120 dead in Paris are the deadliest in Europe since the Madrid train bombings in March 2004.
>> Paris, January 7, 2015
Eleven staffers were killed at the offices of Paris magazine Charlie Hebdo, which had published satirical illustrations of the prophet Mohammed. The two attackers yelled in Arabic, “Allah Akbar” (“God is great”) and later killed a policeman. They were killed two days later by police after a widespread manhunt.
>> Norway, July 22, 2011
Anti-Muslim extremist Anders Behring Breivik planted a bomb in Oslo then attacked a youth camp associated with the Norwegian Labour Party on Norway’s Utoya island, killing 77 people, many of them teenagers.
>> London, July 7, 2005
52 London commuters were killed when four Al Qaeda-inspired suicide bombers blew themselves up on three subway trains and a bus. The well-coordinated series of attacks, the worst-ever terrorism incident staged on British soil, had the city on edge and sparked attempted copy cat bombings two weeks later. Those later attacks failed, and four men were convicted as the plotters.
>> Madrid, March 11, 2004
Madrid suffered what Spain’s interior minister called the country’s “worst-ever terrorist attack,” when a series of bombs on commuter trains killed 191 people and injured more than 1,800. It was the worst terrorist attack in Europe since the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.