Time­line of re­cent ter­ror at­tacks

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l 3 June, 2017: Eight peo­ple are killed in a ter­ror at­tack around Lon­don Bridge. A van ploughed into peo­ple on the bridge be­fore the three at­tack­ers car­ried out a knife ram­page in Bor­ough Mar­ket. The per­pe­tra­tors – Khu­ram Butt, 27, Rachid Re­douane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22 – – were shot dead by po­lice. l 22 May, 2017: Twenty-two adults and chil­dren killed in a bomb­ing at a pop con­cert in Manch­ester. Lone sui­cide at­tacker Sal­man Abedi det­o­nated an ex­plo­sive de­vice at Manch­ester Arena fol­low­ing a per­for­mance by US singer Ari­ana Grande. l 22 March, 2017: Five peo­ple are killed in a car and knife at­tack in West­min­ster. Khalid Ma­sood drove a hire car on to the pave­ment and hit pedes­tri­ans be­fore crash­ing out­side the Palace of West­min­ster. He stabbed Pc Keith Palmer, 48, to death. Ma­sood was shot dead by po­lice. l 16 June, 2016: Labour MP Jo Cox is mur­dered out­side her con­stituency of­fice in Bat­ley, West York­shire. The mother of two, 41, was shot and stabbed mul­ti­ple times by right-wing ex­trem­ist Thomas Mair. He was later handed a whole-life prison sen­tence for her mur­der. l 22 May, 2013: Fusilier Lee Rigby is mur­dered by Is­lamist ex­trem­ists Michael Ade­bo­lajo and Michael Ade­bowale. The 25-year-old ser­vice­man was walk­ing near his bar­racks in Wool­wich, south­east Lon­don, when the pair rammed him with a car be­fore at­tempt­ing to hack off his head with knives. The killers were jailed at the Old Bai­ley in Fe­bru­ary 2014. l 7 July, 2005: Four sui­cide bombers kill 52 and in­jure hun­dreds of oth­ers in blasts on the Lon­don Un­der­ground net­work and a bus. Twen­tysix died in the bomb­ing at Rus­sell Square on the Pic­cadilly line, six in the bomb­ing at Edg­ware Road on the Cir­cle line, seven in the bomb­ing at Aldgate on the Cir­cle line, and 13 in the bomb­ing on a bus at Tav­i­s­tock Square.

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