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Timeline of major attacks in France since 2015

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 21, 2017, 12.50 PM (IST)

January 9, 2015


Mass shooting at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris by two Islamist gunmen who claimed they belonged to Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

Number of people killed: 17

Number of people injured: 22

April 19, 2015

Algerian Jihadist tries to attack two churches in Villejuif but fails.

Number of people killed: 1

Number of people injured: 0


June 26, 2015

An Islamist delivery driver, reportedly with linked to IS, beheaded a man in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier before ramming a company van into cylinders at a gas factory in an attempt to blow up the building.  

Number of people killed: 1

Number of people injured: 2

November 13-14, 2015

Multiple shootings and suicide bombings culminated into the single deadliest attack in French history.
A concert, a football  stadium, several bars and restaurants were targeted.

IS claimed responsibility.

President Francois Hollande called it an “act of war”.

Number of people killed: 130

Number of people injured: 368

July 14, 2016

A truck rammed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. A Tunisian man was involved in the attack. 

Number of people killed: 86

Number of people injured: 434

February 3, 2017

 A soldier near the Louvre museum opened fire on a man who tried to enter the museum with a machete. The man was reportedly shouting "Allahu Akbar".

Number of people killed: 0

Number of people injured: 1

March 18, 2017

A policeman was injured in Garges-les-Gonesse by an attacker who was later shot dead at the Orly Airport.

Number of people killed: Attacker shot dead

Number of people injured: 1



April 20, 2017

One police officer was killed and two wounded in a shooting on Paris's Champs Élysées, police said, just days ahead of France's presidential election.

IS claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Number of people killed: One policeman and the attacker

Number of people injured: 2


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