Terror timeline: Attacks on western Europe since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre

A police officer was shot dead in Paris on Thursday, while two others were wounded, as an attacker opened fire on a police van in the city's iconic Champs Elysees stretch

FP Staff April 21, 2017 16:37:05 IST
Terror timeline: Attacks on western Europe since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo massacre

A police officer was shot dead in Paris on Thursday, while two others were wounded, as an attacker opened fire on a police van in the city's iconic Champs Elysees stretch.

After killing the officer and injuring his colleagues just a few hundred metres from the Arc de Triomphe, the gunman was shot dead by the cops while trying to flee on foot, police sources told AFP.

A statement from the Islamic State group published by its propaganda agency Amaq said the attacker was "one of the Islamic State's fighters".

This is the latest in a long series of attacks taking place on tourists in prominent European countries in the last couple of years. Since the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attack on the offices of the French satire magazine in Paris, the attacks have escalated in intensity and damage caused.

Here's a brief look at all the terror attacks on Western Europe:

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