The at­tacks that made this year the worst for ter­ror­ism in the UK since the 1970s

The Daily Telegraph - - Terror On The Tube -

March 22 2017

Westminster Bridge at­tack: Is­lamist ex­trem­ist Khalid Ma­sood drove his car into pedes­tri­ans on Westminster Bridge be­fore stab­bing a po­lice of­fi­cer to death as he tried to force his way into the Houses of Par­lia­ment. The Mus­lim con­vert had a vi­o­lent past and was a heavy drug user. He was shot dead by an armed of­fi­cer. Six peo­ple, in­clud­ing Ma­sood, died and 49 were in­jured.

May 22 2017

Manch­ester Arena bomb­ing: Sui­cide bomber Sal­man Abedi det­o­nated a de­vice at the end of an Ari­ana Grande con­cert. The venue. right. was filled with chil­dren and teenagers and the dev­as­tat­ing blast killed 22, many of them young­sters. It left more than 250 in­jured. Abedi, a Libyan who had grown up in Manch­ester, is thought to have re­ceived ter­ror­ist train­ing in Libya.

June 3 2017

Lon­don Bridge at­tack:

Three ter­ror­ists drove a van at high speed over Lon­don Bridge, plough­ing

into Satur­day-night rev­ellers. The three men then jumped from the ve­hi­cle and in­dis­crim­i­nately stabbed peo­ple in Bor­ough Mar­ket. They killed eight and in­jured 48 be­fore be­ing shot dead by armed po­lice. It later emerged that the ji­hadists, who all lived in east Lon­don, had packed the van with petrol bombs.

June 19 2017

Fins­bury Park mosque: An at­tacker drove a van into a crowd out­side the Fins­bury Park mosque in north Lon­don, as wor­ship­pers were leav­ing. The vic­tims, all Mus­lims, were re­turn­ing from a night of prayer. One per­son died and 10 were in­jured. Dar­ren Os­borne, 47, a fa­ther of four from Cardiff has been charged with mur­der and ter­ror of­fences and is ex­pected to stand trial next year.

Sept 15 2017

Par­sons Green Tube sta­tion: A Dis­trict Line train at Par­sons Green in south-west Lon­don was rocked by an ex­plo­sion at 8.20am. A fire­ball from a white con­tainer doused peo­ple in flames, caus­ing panic among com­muters. Al­most 30 peo­ple were in­jured. Scot­land Yard con­firmed they were treat­ing the in­ci­dent as ter­ror re­lated and launched a man­hunt for the sus­pect.

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