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The Westminster attacker was British-born



22 March 2017

4 people killed

40 injured

  • 12 Britons in hospital
  • 3 French children injured
  • 9 other nationalities affected
  • 8 arrests made

London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Nice: Europe under Terror

LA Times

Northwestern Europe at Night


March 22, 2016: Two blasts ripped through the Brussels airport, turning a busy travel hub in the heart of Europe into a scene of carnage.

NY Times


A “sick and depraved terrorist attack”: 5 dead and 40 injured in London car-knife assault

Chicago Sun Times



The attack unfolded around 2:40 p.m., when the driver of a large vehicle mowed down pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, which leads to Parliament, killing 2 and injuring others, before crashing into a railing. After the crash, at least one man left the vehicle and approached Parliament, where he stabbed an armed police officer to death and was fatally shot by the police.

NY Times



Attack in London: Perhaps 4 dead and at least 20 injured outside the Houses of Parliament


  1. A police officer has died after being stabbed outside the Houses of Parliament
  2. Two other people have died and at least 20 others are injured after the attacker drove into them in a car on Westminster Bridge
  3. The alleged assailant was shot and killed by armed police
  4. Footage on social media shows people lying injured in the road
  5. Metropolitan Police say they are treating it as a terrorist incident and buildings are in lockdown

Belgium: A memorial to the victims of terrorism will be unveiled in Brussels on the first anniversary of the attacks that killed 32 people and injured more than 320.

The Guardian

The Guardian -March 2016


Boko Haram has abducted many hundreds, if not thousands, of girls and boys across the region, forcing them to fight, to cook, to clean and even to bear children. To much of the world, the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls from their school dormitory in the town of Chibok three years ago was the seminal moment in the crisis, followed by another horror: children, as young as 7 or 8, being used as suicide bombers.

NY Times


The toll from twin bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims in Damascus has risen to 74 dead and up to 120 wounded


Outlook India


Twin bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims killed 59 people in Damascus on Saturday

Hindustan Times



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