The victims were ordinary people.
In almost all cases they had not been carefully selected. The acts of horror had certainly been thought about for some time, but the victims themselves weren’t even known to their attackers.
Just like you and me, they are going about their day with the usual thoughts and worries on their minds. Some on holiday, shopping, spending time with friends and family, having the time of their lives.
Then the havoc begins. A car races down Melbourne’s busy Bourke St, or through crowds on a famous Spanish boulevard.
Worshippers in a Texas town where crime is rare suddenly had bullets flying all around them. Small children cowered behind pews and one family alone lost six people.
In the UK — where a wave of terror attacks have been thwarted — their luck well and truly ran out. Young people at an Ariana Grande concert where maimed or killed by a suicide bomber, while a Friday night at London Bridge was interrupted when a trio of terrorists leapt from a van after they’d run down pedestrians, and went on a stabbing rampage.
Among the eight dead were two Australians, Sara Zelenak and Kirsty Boden.
Australia was plunged into yet another terrorist nightmare when seven-year-old Julian Cadman was killed while he was enjoying the sights of Barcelona.
Source : http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/2017-a-year-of-heartache-and-mayhem/news-story/3df54ef0334228324a2ab9d6f659384b