Monday, October 28, 2013

Exclusive: Record High Terrorist Attacks in 2012; Report:8,500 Attacks Killed 15,500 People Last Yr.

As terrorism increasingly becomes a viable tactic of warfare, the number of attacks and deaths soared to a record high in 2012, according to a new report, the CNN website reports exclusively today (October 28, 2013).

More than 8,500 terrorist attacks killed some 15,500 people last year as violence tore through Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).

That is a 69 percent rise in attacks and an 89 percent jump in fatalities from 2011, said START -- one of the world's leading terrorism-trackers.

Six of the seven most deadly terrorist groups are affiliated with al Qaeda -- according to START -- and most of the violence was committed in Muslim-majority countries.

No comments:

Post a Comment