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Global Terrorism Index: The State of Terror Around The World Revealed

Posted by addisethiopia on November 17, 2015

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Global terrorism is at the highest level it has ever been and continues to rise at an “unprecedented pace”, a report has found.

The Global Terrorism Index measures the scale and impact of terror attacks across the world, and found that the number of deaths from such incidents had dramatically risen since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The statistical analysis was carried out by The Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP) prior to Friday’s attacks on Paris, but it nonetheless showed that the vast majority of deaths from terrorism occur in just five Muslim-majority countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

It said a total of 32,658 people were killed by terrorists around the world in 2014 – an 80 per cent increase on the previous year.

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