Vehicular terrorist attacks on the rise in Europe

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On the evening of July 14, 2016, Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel ran a 19-ton cargo truck into a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in the seaside French city Nice. Eighty-seven people, including Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, were killed, and over 450 were injured. (David Ramos)

ISIS claimed responsibility for a December 19, 2016, attack in Berlin. Anis Amri stole a tractor-trailer and ran it through a crowded Christmas market. The attack left 12 people dead, including the truck's original driver, and 56 others injured. Amri was killed on December 23 after a shootout with police near Milan. (Sean Gallup)

On March 22, 2017, Khalid Masood drove into pedestrians on Westminster bridge in London, near Westminster Palace, which houses the British Parliament. Six people were killed, including Masood, a police officer and an American tourist, and 50 more were injured. (Carl Court)

On April 7, 2017, 39-year-old Uzbek asylum seeker and ISIS sympathizer Rakhmat Akilov hijacked a delivery truck and drove it into a pedestrian area in central Stockholm. Five people were killed in the attack, and an additional 14 others were seriously injured. Aklov was apprehended by police and confessed to the terrorist attack. (Michael Campanella)

On the night of June 3, 2017, three radical Islamic terrorists associated with ISIS ran down pedestrians on the London Bridge in London's Southwark district. When the van crashed the terrorists fled the vehicle and ran to the nearby Borough Market where they began stabbing bar and restaurant patrons. The attackers killed eight people and injured 48 others before they were shot dead by London police just eight minutes after the initial report of the attack. (Carl Court)

One person died and eight were injured in London in the early hours of June 19, 2017, when an attacker in a rented van plowed into worshippers leaving a mosque near Finsbury Park. The suspect in that case, David Osborne, 47, allegedly became self-radicalized after the London Bridge terrorist attack weeks earlier. (Leon Neal)

After pledging allegiance to ISIS, Djaziri Adam Lotfi ran a car filled with guns and explosives into a police van on Paris's popular Champs-Elysees. Lotfi, 31, was killed in the attack and no one else was killed or injured. (Google Earth)

On the morning of August 9, 2017, a driver rammed his BMW into a group of soldiers outside a barracks in the French city of Levallois-Perret, a Paris suburb. Six soldiers were injured in the attack. After a manhunt, the suspected attacker, an Algerian national, was shot, wounded and arrested by police later the same day. (CNN)

A van plowed into Las Ramblas, a pedestrian zone in Barcelona Thursday, killing 14 people and injuring at least 100. The attack was followed just hours later by a second possible terrorist attack in the Spanish coastal town of Cambrilis, about 100 km south of Barcelona, when a driver deliberately hit six bystanders and one police officer. Five attackers were shot dead by police, and a manhunt continues for other possible terrorists. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the Barcelona attack. (Nicolas Carvalho Ochoa)