A driver deliberately hit a pedestrian van on one of the busiest streets in Spain, killing at least one person in what police call a “terrorist attack.”
Vehicles were used as terrorist weapons several times over the past year, often by supporters of the Islamic State (IS), attacking the US-led coalition nations fighting the jihadists in Iraq and Syria.
On July 14, 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian, launches a 19-ton truck in a crowd of Bastille parties leaving the fireworks in Nice, on the Promenade des Anglais, killing To 86 people on the famous beach .i declare Bouhlel late as one of his followers.
June 19, 2007, Adam Dzaziri, a radicalized 31-year-old Islamist who has sworn allegiance to the SI, died when a car loaded his rifle and a gas container in a police van in Paris’s Champs Elysees. No one else is hurt.
On 19 August 2017 an Algerian, 36, named B. Hamou, drives a BMW to soldiers outside a barracks in the Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, outside Paris, injuring six. After a car chase, police shot and wounded the suspect.
March 22, 2017, a 52-year-old Briton converted to Islam, Khalid Masood, cut pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge, near the parliament and attacked a policeman, killing five people and wounding about 50 years Before being killed by the police. The attack is claimed by IS.
On 3 June, the British capital was hit again when three attackers beat pedestrians with a van and embarked on a ram carrying fake explosive vests in the bars of the London Bridge.
Eight people were killed before the attackers were shot dead by the police. The attack is also claimed by the IS.
On December 19, 2016, the Tunisian Anis Amri, 24, a truck turns and meets a crowd of people at a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring 48.
Amri was shot dead by the Italian police in Milan four days later after crossing several European countries. The riot is claimed by IS.
April 7, 2017, drivers of a truck in the Swedish capital killed five people, including an 11-year-old Swede, a Briton and a Belgian. Fifteen people are injured.
A Uzbek national, Rakhmat Akilov, 39, admits he used a stolen beer truck to mow pedestrians on Drottninggatan, Stockholm’s most commercial street. According to the Uzbek police, he tried to join IS in 2015.