Mass shootings at concerts, clubs worldwide

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Las Vegas, US

On October 1, 2017, A local Nevada retiree carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, killing 59 people and wounding hundreds more at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas massacre is just the latest in a string of mass shootings in the US this year.

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Orlando, US

Before the attack in Las Vegas, the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016 was believed to be the deadliest in modern US history. Twenty-nine-year-old gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, killing 49 people and injuring dozens more.

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Paris, France

The US band Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan in Paris on November 13, 2015 when gunmen stormed the concert venue. A total of 130 people were killed that night, including 89 at the Bataclan, in coordinated attacks by several groups of gunmen and suicide bombers at various locations throughout the French capital. The "Islamic State" claimed responsibility for the violence.

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Istanbul, Turkey

A shooting during New Year's Eve celebrations at Istanbul's popular Reina nightclub on January 1, 2017 left 39 people dead and dozens more wounded. The "Islamic State" claimed responsibility for the attack that was carried out by a gunman from Uzbekistan. He was arrested just days later. The trial is still pending.

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Manchester, UK

A homemade bomb detonated on May 22, 2017 as concertgoers, including children, were leaving an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. Twenty-two people, as well as the bomber, were killed, and roughly 250 more were injured. Police said 22-year-old Salman Abedi had acted alone but that others had been aware of his plans.

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Ansbach, Germany

On July 24, 2016, a Syrian refuge blew himself up in Ansbach in southern Germany, injuring more than a dozen people. The 27-year-old Syrian man, who had been denied entry to an open-air music festival because he did not have a ticket, detonated his bomb outside a wine bar.

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Nürburg, Germany - a precaution

At Germany's Rock am Ring music festival, authorities suspected a terror plot possibly linked with local Islamists in the western state of Hesse when they were unable to identify two Syrian workers. As a precautionary measure, all 87,000 festivalgoers were evacuated from the concert grounds on opening night, June 2, 2017. It turned out to be a false alarm - the workers' names were misspelled.

The Las Vegas mass shooting is not the first to target concertgoers or the party crowd at a club. Attacks in France, Turkey and the UK also made headlines.