Global terrorist attacks rose by 5 pct, deaths declined by 12 pct in 2010: Report
Washington, Aug. 19(ANI): The US State Department report has said global terrorist attacks rose by almost five percent but the number of deaths declined for a third consecutive year, dropping 12 percent from 2009.
The US State Department released the 2010 country report on terrorism providing an "assessment of trends and events in international terrorism," Xinhua reports.ccording to the report, over 11, 500 terrorist attacks occurred in 72 countries during 2010, leading to over 13,200 deaths.
"The report focuses on policy-related assessments, country-by- country breakdowns of foreign government counter terrorism cooperation, and contains chapters on WMD terrorism, State Sponsors of Terrorism, Terrorist Safe Havens, and Foreign Terrorist Organizations," the State Department said.
"For the second consecutive year, the largest number of reported attacks occurred in South Asia and the Near East, with more than 75 percent of the world's attacks and deaths occurring in these regions," the statement added. (ANI)
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