Sunday, January 11, 2015

France Terror Incidents

France Terror Incidents  ---
Terroristic Security Incidents by Category |Timeline


Wikipedia List of terrorist attacks in France
Many incidents which look like terrorism are not categorized as terror, but "mental illness" attacks.

21st century[edit]

DateTypeDeadInjuredLocation and description
20 July 2003Bombing06Double attack against the regional directorates of customs and the treasury in Nice, claimed by the National Liberation Front of Corsica (FLNC).[1]
1 December 2007Shooting20Killing of two members of the Spanish Civil Guard carrying out surveillance againstETA members in CapbretonLandes.[1]
11–22 March 2012Shooting75Toulouse and Montauban shootings, carried out over a period of 11 days by Mohammed Merah.[1]
23 May 2013Stabbing012013 La Défense attack by an Islamist knifeman against a French soldier in the Paris suburb of La Défense.
7-9 January 2015Shooting2021Charlie Hebdo shooting, carried out by two Islamist gunmen against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, followed by another shooting and two sieges that involved a third gunman.[1]


2nd attack in 2 days on pedestrians by Muslim driver but is no terrorist and not driven by religion.

December 23, 2014 “Second France car attack on pedestrians in as many days injures 10,”  French officials urged calm late Monday after a second attack involving a car hitting pedestrians in as many days injured 10 people in the western town of Nantes. Authorities said a driver crashed his van into a crowded Christmas market before stabbing himself several times. He is among five people hospitalized in serious condition. Local prosecutor Brigitte Lamy said the incident was an isolated incident and “not a terrorist act”, though police investigations were continuing late Monday.  Contrary to media reports, a witness said the attacker actually said Allahu Akbar, help us so there is no bloodshed,”‘ Prosecutor said the driver has a long history of severe mental illness and no links to terrorism. ... the man as a French-born son of North African immigrants, acted alone and had no religious motivations, but was upset at the treatment of [muslim] Chechen children. He shouted ‘God is great’ to give himself courage to act, and not out of religious belief. Nantes attack came one day after another driver ran down 13 bystanders in the eastern city of Dijon, and two days after Bertrand Nzohabonayo, a 20-year-old recent convert to Islam, knifed two police officers

11 injured December 21, 2014 Driver Shouting 'Allahu Akbar!' Runs Down 11 French Pedestrians driver screaming "Allahu Akbar!" (Arabic for "God is great") appeared to deliberately mow down about a dozen pedestrians in the French city of Dijon before being arrested on Sunday, officials said. The driver, who was in his forties, hit groups of pedestrians in five parts of the eastern city before being arrested, (NBC news) The man, born in 1974, is apparently unbalanced and had been in a psychiatric hospital. Nzohabonayo had previously committed petty offences but was not on a domestic intelligence watch-list although his brother is known for his extremist views and once pondered going to Syria, the source said. anti-terror branch of the Paris prosecutor's office has opened an investigation into that attack, with the line of inquiry focusing on whether it was motivated by religious extremism. Witnesses told police that the driver shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "that he was acting for the children of Palestine",  Connect ed?   And the main suspect in the murders of four people at Brussels' Jewish Museum in May, Mehdi Nemmouche, spent more than a year fighting with extremists in Syria.
December 20, 2014 France is still reeling from a suspected radical Islamic attack on Saturday that saw a French convert to Islam shot dead after attacking police officers with a knife while also reportedly crying "Allahu Akbar" in the central town of Joue-les-Tours.  The assailant, Burundi-born French national, Bertrand Nzohabonayo seriously injured two officers -- slashing one in the face -- and hurting another.The 20-year-old attacker also cried "Allahu Akbar" during the assault, said a source close to the case speaking on condition of anonymity.

23 May 2013 Stabbing 0 1 2013 La Défense attack by an Islamist knifeman against a French soldier in the Paris suburb of La Défense. Last year in France, a recent convert to Islam also stabbed a soldier in the busy Paris commercial complex and transport hub of La Defense.

Sunday, April 28, 2013 Two France Apartment Explosions .  At least three people were killed and 14 others injured in a huge explosion in Reims France which destroyed 10 apartments in the four-story building  "We don't know the cause of the explosion. It was probably due to gas," Reims mayor Adeline Hazan said at the scene This is the second explosion in Reims in the past month. On April 3, in Witry-les-Reims (Marne) four people were killed and another seriously injured in an explosion that was thought to be caused by gas, causing a partial collapse of the building housing the housing. The April 3rd explosion was not reported outside of French press while the April 28 got worldwide coverage.

2012 Midi-Pyrénées massacre 19 March 2012 Midi-Pyrénées region 7 French Muslim attacked a Jewish school, killing 3 young children and a rabbi at the school; assailant also killed 3 French soldiers

September 21, 20015 AZF (French initialism for AZote Fertilisant, i.e. nitrogen fertiliser) was the name of a chemical factory in Toulouse, France, which exploded on 21 September 2001. The blast was equivalent to 20-40 tons of TNT, measuring 3.4 on the Richter scale, and was heard 80 km away (50 miles). The explosion caused 29 deaths, with 2,500 wounded, around 30 of them heavily. Damages already paid by insurance exceed 1.5 billion euros. Although authorities were initially confident it was an accident, an Environment Minister later concluded the explosion could have been "a terrorist attack" in the wake of the September 11 attacks. The body of a worker with Islamic fundamentalist sympathies was found in the blast and investigated.