WASHINGTON: The US State Department on Friday released its annual report on terrorism.
According to the report, terrorist attacks worldwide increased by 35 percent and deaths increased by 81 percent in 2014. This is real bad news.
However, there is a also a good news for us: Militant activity decreased in Pakistan. Along with three other countries: the Philippines, Nepal and Russia.
The biggest terrorist incident occurred when 670 prisoners were killed in a prison in Mosul, Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.
Peshawar’s Army Public School attack made it to the second most gruesome attack in the world in 2014. A list of terrorist attacks in Pakistan, below:
Our earlier, related posts:
Pakistan ranks #3 in global terrorism index 2014
Pakistan 3rd biggest terrorist risk spot in the world
Pakistan is world’s 9th least peaceful country: 2014 GPI
Pakistan 10th most fragile country
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The State Department report, which covers calendar year 2014, said there were 13,463 terrorist attacks, a 35 percent jump from 2013, resulting in more than 32,700 deaths, an 81 percent rise.
More than 9,400 people were kidnapped or taken hostage by militants, triple the rate of the previous year, it said. See Reuters story here.
Almost 60 percent of terrorist attacks came from five countries: Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
To download US State Department Country Reports on Terrorism 2014, click here.
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