Europe’s deadliest terror attacks in a decade

ANKARA (AA) – Thursday’s truck attack in Nice, France that killed 84 people, including 10 children, and wounded more than 100 others was latest of several terror attacks targeting different countries in Europe since 2004.

The attack came just hours after the French president announced a state of emergency, declared after deadly Paris terror attacks last year, would not be extended and come to an end on July 26.

France has been under a state of emergency and high terror alert since a Daesh-blamed attack last November killed 130 people across Paris.

The state of emergency was extended three times: twice for three months, and the last time, on May 19, for two months to ensure security during the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament that ended Sunday.

The last extension was also implemented to help tighten security for the Tour de France — world’s biggest road cycling competition — which ends on July 24.

In the beginning of last year in France, many people lost their lives in terrorist attacks against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and an entertainment spot in Paris.

The most deadly of these attacks in Europe is the one that happened in three different trains in Madrid, killing 191 people in 2004.

Here are some terror attacks that happened in different capitals across Europe:

March 11, 2004: In Madrid, the capital of Spain, a bomb attack was planned in three different trains. In the attack, which al-Qaeda claimed responsibility, 191 people died and around 2000 others were wounded.

July 7, 2005: In London, four terrorists committed suicide attacks during a rush hour. In these attacks, 56 died and 700 were wounded.

July 22, 2011: Anders Breivik, a radical conservative, carried out a bomb attack in Oslo, Norway. He wore a police uniform two hours after the attack and slaughtered students on Utoya Island located near Oslo. In total, 77 people died and more than 200 others were wounded.

Jan. 7, 2015: An armed attack was planned at the headquarters of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France. In the incident, 12 people died, including one policeman, and 11 others were wounded.

Jan. 9, 2015: One of the Charlie Hebdo attackers took customers at Jewish market near Vienne region as hostages and killed four people after killing a policeman in Paris. The attacker was killed in a security operation.

Said and Sharif Kouachi Brothers, who were among the Charlie Hebdo attackers, took a woman as a hostage in a press near Dammartin-en-Goële region in the northern east part of the French capital. Following a police operation, the brothers were killed and the hostage was saved.

Nov. 13, 2015: A coordinated armed attack took place in Paris, killing 130 people and wounding 368 others. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

March 22, 2016: A suicide attack was carried out at Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek metro station in Brussels, killing 32 people and wounding 270 others. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.