Timeline: Terror attacks in Europe – USA TODAY

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In the latest terror attack to strike a European city, dozens of people were killed and scores more injured in three blasts at Brussels’ airport and at a metro station in the Belgian capital. The Islamic State claimed responsibility in a statement to the Amaq news agency.

These are some of the deadliest terror attacks in Europe over the years:

March 22, 2016: At least 31 people are killed and 150 injured in three explosions at the Brussels airport and at a downtown metro stop. Belgium’s federal prosecutor confirms that the incidents were suicide attacks.

March 13, 2016: 37 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in a central neighborhood in Turkey’s capital of Ankara. The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) militant group claims responsibility.

Nov. 13, 2015: 130 people are killed and hundreds wounded in a series of attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers at cafes, a rock concert and a stadium in Paris. The Islamic State claims responsibility.

May 24, 2014: Four are killed at the Jewish Museum in Brussels by an intruder with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle. The suspect is a former French fighter linked to the Islamic State group in Syria.

March 2012: A gunman claiming links to al-Qaeda kills three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in Toulouse, southern France.

July 22, 2011: Anti-Muslim extremist Anders Behring Breivik plants a bomb in Oslo then attacks a youth camp associated with the Norwegian Labour Party on Norway’s Utoya island, killing 77 people, many of them teenagers.

Photos: Terror attacks in Europe

July 7, 2005: 52 London commuters are killed when four al-Qaeda-inspired suicide bombers blow themselves up on three subway trains and a bus. The well-coordinated series of attacks, the worst-ever terrorism incident staged on British soil, had the city on edge and sparked attempted copycat bombings two weeks later. Those later attacks failed, and four men were convicted as the plotters.

March 11, 2004: Madrid suffers what Spain’s interior minister calls the country’s “worst-ever terrorist attack,” when a series of bombs on commuter trains kill 191 people and injure more than 1,800. It is the worst terrorist attack in Europe since the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.

November 2003: At least 27 people are killed and more than 400 injured in bombings at the British Consulate and the HSBC bank headquarters in Istanbul. The previous week, suicide bombers attacked two synagogues in Istanbul, killing more than 20 people.

Dec. 21, 1988: A bomb explodes aboard Pan Am Flight 103, bound for New York from London, killing all 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground in the town of Lockerbie, Scotland. A Libyan intelligence officer was convicted in the attack.

Aug. 15, 1998: A car bomb planted by Irish Republican Army dissidents kills 29 people in the town of Omagh, in the deadliest incident of Northern Ireland’s four-decade conflict.

July 25, 1995: A bomb at the Saint-Michel subway station in Paris kills eight people and injures about 150. It is one of a series of bombings claimed by Algeria’s GIA, or Armed Islamic Group.

Contributing: Ed Brackett; the Associated Press

Timeline: Terror attacks in Europe – USA TODAY

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