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April Today in Terrorism

April 13, 1977: Kidnapping of automobile executive in Paris

On April 13, 1977 the “Committee for Socialist Revolutionary Unity” kidnapped the head of the Italian automobile giant Fiat’s operations in France and Brazil.

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What keeps French security forces up at night?

Episode 134 – A new report discusses the state of terrorism in France and Borealis talks to its author Alexandre Rodde from the Gendarmerie Nationale

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January Today in Terrorism

January 9, 2015: Islamist terrorist takes hostages in France

On January 9, 2015 an ISIS terrorist took hostages at a Jewish store in France, killing four before he in turn was killed by commandoes.

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January Today in Terrorism

January 7, 2015: Charlie Hebdo attack

On January 7, 2015 two French AQAP terrorists forced their way into the Paris offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, killing 11 and wounding another 12.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 22, 2014: Van attack targets Christmas market in France

On December 22, 2014 a man ran over ten pedestrians at a Christmas market in the French city of Nantes, before attempting to stab himself to death.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 20, 2014: Extremist stabs police in France

On December 20, 2014 an ISIS-inspired convert stabbed three French police officers in Tours before he in turn was shot and killed.

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December Today in Terrorism

December 9, 1893: Anarchist bombing against French government

On December 9, 1893 the French anarchist Auguste Vaillant threw a homemade bomb from the gallery of the French Chamber of Deputies injuring 20

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October Today in Terrorism

October 16, 2020: Terrorist stabs teacher in France

On October 16, 2020 French teacher Samuel Paty was knifed to death near Paris suburb for having showed his teenage students a cartoon lampooning the Prophet Muhammad.

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September Today in Terrorism

September 25, 2020: Jihadi stabs civilians in France

On September 25, 2020 two people were seriously wounded in a knife attack in central Paris near the former offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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June Today in Terrorism

June 24, 1894: Assassination of French President Carnot

On June 24, 1894 French President Marie Francois Sadi Carnot was killed by an Italian anarchist just after he left a banquet in Lyon