India 3rd worst hit in world by terror : US data

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Surpassing Pakistan for second year in a row, India is the third terror hit country in the world after Iraq and Afghanistan while CPI (maoist) – is the fourth deadliest terror group after Islamic State, Taliban and Al-Shabaab, according to the data released by US department of state on Thursday.

 

According to data,  in 2017 there has been a 24% increase in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and  the number of people killed in those attacks have increased by 89%. Out of a total 860 terror attacks across India in 2017, 215 attacks  were reported  from J&K alone.

Differentiating the terrorism in Pakistan and India, an Indian official said, “Here in India, most of the terror activities are either sponsored by or emanating from the soil of Pakistan and its agencies and military are allowing it. On the other hand, Pakistan is now facing the attacks from terror groups it harboured and raised for decades”.

 

The US study has stated that Maoist was responsible for 53% attacks in India in 2017. “The frequency of terrorist violence by Maoist extremists in India declined between 2016 and 2017 with respect to number of attacks (from 338 in 2016 to 295 in 2017); however, the number of people killed increased 16%, and the number of people injured increased 50%,” it said.

The only global outfits ahead of Maoists in the world are Al-Shabaab, Taliban and Islamic States

(Featured image: Redspark)

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