Global terror soars says statistics gleaned from the US-based Global Terrorism Database in 2014 with 18,000 people dead from terror attacks in 2013, most of them in Iraq or associated with the Syrian Civil War.

Five countries – Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria – accounted for 80% of the deaths from terrorism in 2013. More than 6,000 people died in Iraq alone. India, Somalia, the Philippines, Yemen and Thailand were the next five, with between 1% and 2.3% of global deaths by terrorism.

The report said that the four main groups were responsible for 66% of all deaths from terrorist attacks in 2013: Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Boko Haram and the self-styled Islamic State.



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