Terrorist attacks throughout Europe

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Following Barcelona, hate that we're at this point but as others have suggested it might be best to contain thoughts and info on these in one place.

nashwan, Friday, 18 August 2017 12:44 (two years ago) link

Back in June Europol published an EU terrorism report: https://www.europol.europa.eu/newsroom/news/2017-eu-terrorism-report-142-failed-foiled-and-completed-attacks-1002-arrests-and-142-victims-died

nashwan, Friday, 18 August 2017 13:00 (two years ago) link

i just wanna go on record as saying these attacks are bad and i do not enjoy them

licking the yellow Toad next to the teleporter (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 18 August 2017 13:02 (two years ago) link

now i'm justing going to be filled with dread whenever i see this in SNA

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 18 August 2017 13:09 (two years ago) link

better this than not knowing if a city thread has been bumped for art gallery advice or mangled corpses

imago, Friday, 18 August 2017 13:21 (two years ago) link

Open to suggestions - maybe the thread title should have 'Rolling discussion of' added to make it clearer it's not necessarily been bumped in response to a new attack.

nashwan, Friday, 18 August 2017 14:05 (two years ago) link

Finland stabbings breaking news?

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Friday, 18 August 2017 14:18 (two years ago) link


licking the yellow Toad next to the teleporter (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 18 August 2017 14:25 (two years ago) link

Eight people stabbed in Surgut, Russia with the attacker shot dead.

Wag1 Shree Rajneesh (ShariVari), Saturday, 19 August 2017 10:16 (two years ago) link

Turku attack confirmed as a terrorist incident.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Saturday, 19 August 2017 10:17 (two years ago) link

One of the worst aspects of all these attacks is that they seem to have no definable political content other than a desire to kill westerners because they are westerners. The attackers apparently have no political demands at all.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 19 August 2017 17:28 (two years ago) link

Not Westerners, the perpetrators are usually 'Westerners' themselves, infidels.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Saturday, 19 August 2017 17:34 (two years ago) link

The desire is more to strike fear in the West. The victims themselves can come from all over the world.

Not quite sure what happened at Nimes station last night - man arrested with "fake gun"?

nashwan, Sunday, 20 August 2017 13:24 (two years ago) link

gun forgery is a serious offence

blog haus aka the scene raver (wins), Sunday, 20 August 2017 13:26 (two years ago) link

news says it was a « pistolet d'alarme », a gun replica that can't shoot. They're evidently legal to use in private but not in public.

droit au butt (Euler), Sunday, 20 August 2017 13:55 (two years ago) link

Too early to say if it's terrorist related. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/21/marseille-car-old-port-france-police

Dan Worsley, Monday, 21 August 2017 09:49 (two years ago) link

evidently the murderer had been brought by an "association" (usually this means a private group) from Grenoble to Marseille for specialized psychiatric care.

droit au butt (Euler), Monday, 21 August 2017 11:40 (two years ago) link

Reports that the van driver in the Barcelona attack has been shot and killed. They don't hang about, the Spanish police.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Monday, 21 August 2017 15:16 (two years ago) link

Wait, had he been arrested?

imago, Monday, 21 August 2017 15:17 (two years ago) link

Nothing confirmed yet.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Monday, 21 August 2017 15:18 (two years ago) link

OK, now I'm hearing he has been arrested and the police have shot dead someone else 'wearing an explosives belt'.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Monday, 21 August 2017 15:30 (two years ago) link

Do you have to arrest someone before shooting them I wonder

jk rowling obituary thread (darraghmac), Monday, 21 August 2017 15:52 (two years ago) link

Ultimate right to remain silent iirc

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 21 August 2017 16:21 (two years ago) link

Woman I work with is over visiting her parents.

― Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Thursday, 17 August 2017 16:30 (four days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

She was safe and well but her parents live 10 minutes away from where this guy just got offed by the Catalan cops.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Monday, 21 August 2017 17:09 (two years ago) link

The Guardian is reporting that the man identified as the driver has been shot dead and that he was wearing a fake vest.

Matt DC, Monday, 21 August 2017 17:11 (two years ago) link



how's life, Monday, 21 August 2017 17:14 (two years ago) link

you can see why they'd shoot him

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 21 August 2017 17:46 (two years ago) link

Brussels attack: Man shot after stabbing troops

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Friday, 25 August 2017 23:10 (two years ago) link


passé aggresif (darraghmac), Friday, 25 August 2017 23:43 (two years ago) link


Dunno when we decide that attacks pass whatever smell test is required but Buckingham palace

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Friday, 25 August 2017 23:51 (two years ago) link

Headcases are always waving knives about or setting themselves on fire or whatever outside Buckingham Palace, it's like a, er, Mecca for the criminally insane.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:06 (two years ago) link


passé aggresif (darraghmac), Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:06 (two years ago) link

OK, so the guy at Buck House drove at a police car, brandished a 4ft sword and repeatedly shouted "Allahu Akbar", as ever though the line between terrorism and mental disorder is thin.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Saturday, 26 August 2017 11:35 (two years ago) link

Arah haven't we all done it

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Saturday, 26 August 2017 12:20 (two years ago) link

Well, you know how things can get on top of you.

Wewlay Bewlay (Tom D.), Saturday, 26 August 2017 12:23 (two years ago) link


passé aggresif (darraghmac), Saturday, 26 August 2017 12:25 (two years ago) link

A few years back there were two very disturbed local people who were arrested for planning to kidnap the singer Joss Stone and decapitate her with a samurai sword. If it wasn't so genuinely disturbing, some of the details of how they got caught were quite darkly comical. This was only a few years into the Tory cuts on mental health services, as well.

calzino, Saturday, 26 August 2017 12:42 (two years ago) link

is this a good thread for this? http://www.jpost.com/International/EU-envoy-Israel-can-learn-from-Europe-how-to-fight-terrorism-503168

Mordy, Saturday, 26 August 2017 16:51 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

London ?

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Friday, 15 September 2017 07:58 (two years ago) link

Or possible industrial/gas accident

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Friday, 15 September 2017 07:59 (two years ago) link


Sorry for bump, seems fairly clearly industrial

passé aggresif (darraghmac), Friday, 15 September 2017 08:02 (two years ago) link


angelo irishagreementi (ledge), Friday, 15 September 2017 08:08 (two years ago) link

that is mental. I just keep thinking, what would I do if I saw someone with a lit bucket on the tube?

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:16 (two years ago) link

i tell you what i definitely wouldn't do is stop to take fucking pictures of it, as multiple train passengers apparently did

here's how **takes sip of duck urine** economics works (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:20 (two years ago) link

kind of appreciate that they did, though

Cyndi Larper (stevie), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:23 (two years ago) link

p sad that some people got trampled on the way out. though it is london public transport i suppose.

Bein' Sean Bean (LocalGarda), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:29 (two years ago) link

If it's a bomb, it's the world's worst - based on the reports at the moment (noise, flame, heatwave), it sounds like a chemical reaction, some bloody painter reckoning he can carry these two things in the same tub with some cardboard between them or such.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 15 September 2017 09:31 (two years ago) link

Someone on TV at some point today will say "chemicals don't just explode!", which is as damning an indictment of the educational system as you can imagine.‬

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 15 September 2017 09:36 (two years ago) link

somebody's done their Run, Trample, Crush, Hide, Tell training

Cheds Baker (Noodle Vague), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:38 (two years ago) link

Must admit I hadn't thought Parsons Green would be high up on the list of potential targets for an ISIS operation.

The Doug Walters of Crime (Tom D.), Friday, 15 September 2017 09:42 (two years ago) link

too soon

sonnet by a wite kid, "On Æolian Grief" (wins), Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:21 (two years ago) link

surely 'idiot crowd panics over nothing in oxford circus' is pure 'rolling london' and certainly not 'terrorist attacks throughout europe'

Can we just skip straight to the bit when you belatedly realise how obnoxious this is?

Matt DC, Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:49 (two years ago) link

If a bit of the old fisticuffs down Carnaby Street is enough to start a disorderly stampede these days, it doesn't do much to dispel the Metropolitan Elites = soft as shite rep!

calzino, Saturday, 25 November 2017 12:57 (two years ago) link

*folds arms* "Ah ha, I know exactly what this massive police presence on London's busiest street is, before all the people who are actually there, it's the Rolling London thread for me!"

Even though it was nothing, it's a combination of annoying thread policing, being a dick towards the original poster and wise-after-the-fact, wake-up sheeple bollocks.

Matt DC, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:12 (two years ago) link

'rolling london' is actually about terrorism tho

imago, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:16 (two years ago) link

& LBI knows i mean him no ill

imago, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:16 (two years ago) link

it was just plain old pedantry

imago, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:17 (two years ago) link

calz otm btw

imago, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:17 (two years ago) link

The far-right gained tried to gain a bit of capital, stoking up fears at this incident - so yeah a bit of pedantry and time-wasting bull crap is just what we need.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:19 (two years ago) link

twitter afaict was nothing but ppl mocking ol' yaxley-lennon

imago, Saturday, 25 November 2017 13:21 (two years ago) link

That this has somehow ended with Kolo Toure telling Piers Morgan to shut the fuck up on Twitter has in some way made it all worthwhile.

Matt DC, Sunday, 26 November 2017 11:21 (two years ago) link

Soon after I posted it to this thread I regretted it. For the sole reason that it was too soon to determine which thread it should go in, ie. nothing was sure yet. And I don't want to be one of "those guys", y'know like the DM crying wolf and using every rumor for their own sick agenda. I'm not one of those guys but prob played into it, idk.

We need a 'Rolling something's up but we don't know yet if it fits in the rolling London or trrsm thread thread'

Le Bateau Ivre, Sunday, 26 November 2017 11:52 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

hostages taken at supermarket in SW France; one dead, ISIS connection claimed


ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 March 2018 12:27 (two years ago) link

Four dead (reportedly) including the terrorist. His call for the release of Salah Abdeslam unsurprisingly unsuccessful.

nashwan, Friday, 23 March 2018 14:13 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Van drives into crowd in Münster, Germany, at least 3 dead

StanM, Saturday, 7 April 2018 15:10 (two years ago) link

Three including the assailant, who shot himself.

Wes Brodicus, Saturday, 7 April 2018 18:46 (two years ago) link

Just a random schmo with a history of suicide attempts, nothing to see here.

Wes Brodicus, Sunday, 8 April 2018 06:53 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

This moron's effort was so crap no-one's even mentioned it on ILX yet:


Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:10 (one year ago) link

Two people were treated in hospital for their injuries but discharged.

extremely shoddy performance, 2/10 at best

a space stewardess (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:14 (one year ago) link

glasgow airport guy possibly even worse

imago, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:15 (one year ago) link

"You won't take me alive ..pigs! erm well maybe next time"

calzino, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:16 (one year ago) link

It was reported on the BBC news i heard this morning as mostly a commuter headache.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link

No Smeato this time round so this guy has no excuses.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:17 (one year ago) link

(xp) One of my workmates was moaning about his delayed bus journey today, the only time I heard it mentioned.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:18 (one year ago) link

what do failed terrorist martyrs get as an afterlife punishment? 72 Chuckle Brothers wi' reet appetising hairy arses!

calzino, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:24 (one year ago) link

glasgow airport guy possibly even worse

― imago, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 10:15 AM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

something i tend to forget: there were 2 guys, one died of burns, the other is serving life in prison

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:33 (one year ago) link

A dark green Jeep Cherokee, registration number L808 RDT,[16] travelling at a speed estimated by a witness as about 30 mph[17] (48 km/h), struck security bollards in a terror ramming attack at the main entrance to Glasgow Airport.[2] The vehicle was reported to have several petrol containers and propane gas canisters on board. One eyewitness said flames issued from beneath the car when it hit the building, while another eyewitness said it appeared the driver was trying to drive through the terminal doors. According to reports, the car was occupied by two "Asian-looking" men.[18] When the Jeep failed to explode, one man (later identified as Abdulla) threw petrol bombs from the passenger seat and the other (Ahmed) doused himself in petrol and set it alight.[6] Police indicated the vehicle burst into flames when it was driven at the terminal.[19] An eyewitness noted that a man got out of the car and began to fight with police.[20] Another eyewitness said that the man was throwing punches and repeatedly shouting "Allah".[21][22][23] The man was arrested and later identified as Bilal Abdulla, a UK-born doctor of Iraqi descent who was working at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Another man exited the car and ran into the terminal building while he was on fire and began writhing on the ground, before being kicked in the testicles by an airport employee, John Smeaton,[24] who was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for his heroism.

omar little, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:36 (one year ago) link

(I can hear Yakety Sax in the background when I read that)

StanM, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:39 (one year ago) link

kicking someone in the bollocks while they writhing about on the deck, on fire, seems a strange definition of gallantry to say the least.

calzino, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:40 (one year ago) link

He was wearing his best trainers though.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 17:41 (one year ago) link

flaming gallantry

liberally social (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 18:15 (one year ago) link

not seen such gallantry since this local "legend" known as Marbles was having a piss with one hand resting on an electric cement mixer, his brother thought he was being electrocuted and decided the best action would be to smash him hard in the back of the head with a shovel, to separate him from the device. He was never the same after that and started speaking in tongues and getting arrested for exposing himself to pensioners, which is a form of terror attack - so fair to say he was radicalised in some way!

calzino, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 19:59 (one year ago) link

free radicalised

the Joao looked at Jonny (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:10 (one year ago) link

Another layer to the smeato story is that there was another civilian, a taxi driver if I remember correctly, who intervened, did more, was injured, but was ignored by the press. Smeato came to prominence based on the TV interviews in the immediate aftermath which ended up on tv globally.

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:27 (one year ago) link

if you aren't a fireman or five 0 you need to stay out of this hero game.

calzino, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:34 (one year ago) link

my type of heroes don't fucking take selfies with shit royal trinkets or stand for minute's silences or do fucking stupid guard of honour type exhibitions with their stupid fucking fireman sam hats lined in front of them!

calzino, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:39 (one year ago) link

well smeato is a not very smart working-class protestant from glasgow so he was basically guaranteed to be right into that stuff

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:40 (one year ago) link

taxi driver made the front page of the Daily Record at least


so did they both kick the burning terrorist in the nuts, or what?

soref, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:50 (one year ago) link

one each

liberally social (darraghmac), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:52 (one year ago) link

No wonder the guy died.

Scottish Country Twerking (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 August 2018 20:53 (one year ago) link

it would have been a different story if he was wearing a fanny-pack rammed with semtex, although not quite 2-0 to his nuts against the incoming kicking feet!

calzino, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 21:00 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Five victims in Strasbourg, France. Don't know whether they're wounded or dead.

It's a clichéd thing to say, but it always hits harder when you've lived there.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:00 (one year ago) link

Chances are they were targeting the Christmas market.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:01 (one year ago) link

Once had a mean viande de cheval in Strassbourg.

Not looking good, this. Xmas market indeed.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:02 (one year ago) link

1 dead, 6 wounded. Shooter still on the run.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:09 (one year ago) link

Of course there's already talk on Twitter of how this is a government-devised conspiracy to distract us from the gilets jaunes.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 20:27 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

We going to talk about how an alleged Neo-Nazi tried shooting up a synagogue on Yom Kippur or not?

He couldn’t break in because the door was reinforced, but he shot two other people and streamed the whole thing on Twitch, great.

In a chilling echo of the Christchurch mosque shooting, the gunman recorded the attacks on a head-mounted camera and uploaded it online with an antisemitic and rightwing extremist rant. German media identified the killer as Stephan Balliet, a 27-year-old German citizen.
One woman was shot dead outside the synagogue near a Jewish cemetery and one man killed in a nearby kebab shop.

The German interior minister, Horst Seehofer, described it as an antisemitic attack.

gyac, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:11 (seven months ago) link

meant to bump this for the murdered Paris police officers too, nothing helpful to offer rn tho tbh

nashwan, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:01 (seven months ago) link

I was going to post on this thread earlier but I couldn't remember what it was called.

Terry Micawber (Tom D.), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:14 (seven months ago) link

depressing, and part of a v.worrying trend of rising anti-semitism

be goose, do crimes (||||||||), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:16 (seven months ago) link

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