World Faced 11,604 terrorist attacks in 72 countries in 2010
The US State Department released its 2010 Report on Terrorism today.
According to the report there were 11,604 terrorist attacks in 2010 in 72 countries in 2010.
Al-Qaeda remains the greatest terror threat.
The Daily Times reported:
There were 11,604 terrorist attacks in 72 countries in 2010, which resulted in 49,901 victims, according to the annual US report on terrorism. “Although the number of attacks rose by almost five percent over the previous year, the number of deaths declined for a third consecutive year, dropping 12 percent from 2009,” the report said. The US State Department released its Reports on Terrorism on August 18. The annual report, which breaks down global terrorist attacks and terrorist group activity by region and country, includes a statistical annex that is prepared by the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). The report includes a list of 47 foreign terrorist organisations designated by the United States, and it lists four nations designated as state sponsors of terrorism: Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria. Based on a yearlong collection of reports from every nation, of the 49,901 victims of terrorist acts, there were 13,186 people killed in 2010. agencies