Manhattan attack: Vehicle as terror weapons since 2006
The vehicles have become the favourite weapon of terror for the Islamic State. The attack at Manhattan in which civilians were mowed down by a truck adds to the numerous strikes carried out by the ISIS using a vehicle.
The ISIS had recently advised its followers to rent vehicles and mow people down. Here are the attacks that have been carried out by terror groups using vehicles.
Chapel hill attack 2006:
Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar, an Iranian-American, intentionally hit people with a sport utility vehicle on the campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill to "avenge the deaths of Muslims worldwide." No one died in the attack.
Glasgow attack 2007:
Kafeel Ahmed, an engineer of Bengaluru origin drove his vehicle into the Glasgow airport. However he was intercepted before he could hit the target. He died of burn injuries.
Apeldoorn attack 2009:
Dutch residents watched on TV live as Karst Roeland Tates, 38, drove his car into a parade that included Queen Beatrix. Eight people were killed and 11 others injured, while the carnage ends when Tates crashed into a monument at the side of the road. He died the next day from his injuries.
Dijion attack 2014:
Two men crashed cars into groups of pedestrians on successive days. On December 21, eleven people were injured in Dijon, France. The following day, one person was killed and nine others injured in Nantes.
Nice attack 2016:
A man rammed a truck into a crowd in the Mediterranean resort of Nice, killing 86 people, while they were celebrating Bastille Day. The ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
Berlin attack 2016:
A truck was deliberately driven into a Berlin Christmas market next at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, leaving 12 people dead and 56 others injured.
London attack 2017:
Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old convert to Islam known to British security services, drove a car at high speed into pedestrians on London's Westminster Bridge. 8 persons were killed in the attack.
Stockholm attack 2017:
Four people were killed after a terrorist drove a hijacked truck into a crowded shopping street in Stockholm.
London attack 2017:
A van was driven into crowds on London Bridge, after which the attackers left their vehicle and stabbed several people in the area. Seven people were killed and nearly 50 injured.
Barcelona attack 2017:
A vehicle mowed down civilians in which 14 were killed and 100 others injured.