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In U.S. and Europe, vehicular attacks pose growing threat

Bicycles and debris lies on a bike path after a motorist drove onto the path near the World Trade Center memorial. Photo: Craig Ruttle / AP

Vehicular terrorist attacks have quickly become a trend all over the world, from the 2016 attack in Nice that killed over 80 people to the New York City incident on Tuesday that killed at least eight.

Why it matters: This form of attack is now so recognizable that New York officials said Tuesday that it factored into their analysis that the attack was likely terrorism.