Nice, Berlin, Jerusalem: trucks as terrorist weapons
On 7 April in Stockholm truck drove into a crowd of passers-by.
In Sweden, on 7 April, a terrorist attack. The truck at speed crashed into a crowd of passers-by. The incident happened on the main pedestrian street of Stockholm. The car stopped, drove in the window of one of shops. According to preliminary data, as a result of the tragedy killed three people.
About when the terrorists used to attack citizens, not a weapon, and trucks — in reference to “Izvestia”.
Jerusalem, January 2017.
January 8, in the center of Jerusalem drove a truck into a group of soldiers. In the attack four were killed and 15 people were injured.
The incident occurred near the popular tourist pleasure grounds Armon ha neighborhood.
The car crashed into the soldiers, when they got out of the bus, then backtracked and moved the fallen
Soldiers from the crowd shot the driver.
Berlin, December 2016.
19 Dec truck rammed a Christmas market in Central Berlin. The incident occurred near the Church of Kaiser Wilhelm on Breitscheidplatz. The car loaded steel structures passed between merchant stalls and crashed into a crowd of people — 12 people were killed and about 50 were injured.
Immediately after the attack the driver tried to escape. One of the witnesses tried to catch up with the fugitive, but he managed to break away from the chase. Some time later, the suspect was caught in the crime, but released him for lack of evidence.
The truck was found the documents, mobile phone and discovered the prints of the driver. Was established the identity of the perpetrator, and on December 21 he was declared internationally wanted. Then on 23 December, the terrorist was seen in the North of Milan. The local police asked him to produce documents, and then began shooting. In the shootout one of the law enforcement officers were wounded and the perpetrator killed.
Nice July 2016.
14 Jul 2016 truck drove into the crowd of a festival in nice, Bastille Day. 86 people were killed, 308 injured. Responsibility for the attack claimed by the terrorist organization ISIS (banned in Russia).
The tragedy happened on the promenade des Anglais, when gathered on the Cote d’azur citizens watched the fireworks. Immediately after the fireworks truck drove into the crowd at a speed of 60-70 km/h. After 2 kilometers, the driver stopped and started shooting at passers-by and police, who in turn opened fire on the car. The shooter was subsequently liquidated, and in the cab of the truck was found a pistol, replica firearms, grenades and a document certifying the identity of the terrorist.