Over 150 People Killed in Terrorist Attacks in EU in 2015

© REUTERS / Francois LenoirCandles and a flag are seen at the Place de la Bourse as people pay tribute to the victims of Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 25, 2016.
Candles and a flag are seen at the Place de la Bourse as people pay tribute to the victims of Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 25, 2016. - Sputnik International
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More than 150 people were killed and over 360 injured in terrorist attacks in the European Union in 2015, the head of Europol's European Counter Terrorism Centre, said Tuesday.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — More than 150 people were killed and over 360 injured in terrorist attacks in the European Union in 2015, the head of Europol's European Counter Terrorism Centre, Manuel Navarrete Paniagua, said Tuesday.

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Terrorists were behind a total of 211 failed and committed attacks. The bloodiest 17 of the attacks were carried out by so-called jihadists, and 667 suspects were arrested on related charges, Paniagua was quoted as saying by Belga news agency during a meeting of the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties.

Paniagua said that terrorist cells, ready to carry out attacks in the European Union, were homegrown but had connections to the Daesh terrorist group.

The Daesh terrorist group, outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries, operates mainly in Syria and Iraq but has claimed responsibility for attacks worldwide.

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