Facing up to a future of ad hoc terrorism

Facing up to a future of ad hoc terrorism
Mourners lay flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial near the site where two days before a man drove a heavy truck into a Christmas market in an apparent terrorist attack last Monday in Berlin Pic: Getty

What defence is there against lone wolf attackers targeting large numbers of ordinary people without warning?

So now the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market joins the list of Europe’s other recent mass murder sites. Like Nice and Paris and Brussels, to name only some, the locations and the modus operandi are similar and by now, becoming gruesomely familiar. All share the same context: busy urban streetscapes, large numbers of ordinary civilians targeted; merciless attacks coming without warning and intending to kill and maim as many as possible.

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