Impact of terrorism highest in THESE Nations, Pakistan in Top 5


Global Terrorism Index

    The eleventh edition of the Global Terrorism Index reveals that terrorism is becoming more concentrated with the number of countries recording a death from terrorism falling to 41, considerably lower than the peak of 57 countries recorded in 2015 and the 44 countries in 2022.

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Burkina Faso

    The West African nation became the country with the highest impact from terrorism for the first time, with deaths from terrorism increasing by 68 per cent to 1,907, even though attacks decreased by 17 per cent.

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Israel

    Israel had the largest increase in terrorism deaths, increasing from 24 to 1,210 deaths. Israel rose 24 ranks on the GTI from 2022-2023 to 2nd, the largest change in rank out of the countries in the top ten.

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Mali

    Mali was home to the eigth deadliest terrorist attack of the year, which occurred in the Gao region of Mali, when Fighters of Islamic State (IS) and Jamaat Nusrat Al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM) clashed near Tin Fadimata village.

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Pakistan

    Pakistan had the fourth deadliest terrorist attack of the year which occurred in the Khyber-Pankhtunkhwa province, when a suicide bomber killed at least 84 people and wounded at least 200 others at the Police Lines Mosque, Peshwar.

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Syria

    The 3rd deadliest terrorist attack of the year occurred in the Homs region of Syria, where several explosive-laden drones killed possibly as many as 100 soldiers and civilians and wounded at least 240 others.

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Afghanistan

    This is the first time since 2018 that Afghanistan was not the country most impacted by terrorism, and the first time it was not ranked in the five most impacted countries since the inception of the index.

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Somalia

    While still being ranked in the top 10, Somalia recorded a fall in the impact of terrorism. There were 434 deaths and 193 incidents in 2023.

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