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Global Terrorism Overview: Terrorism in 2019

Global Terrorism Overview: Terrorism in 2019

In 2019, there were nearly 8,500 terrorist attacks around the world, which killed more than 20,300 people, including 5,460 perpetrators and 14,840 victims. Key trends include: Increasing terrorist violence in Afghanistan sustained amid peace talks Islamic State’s...

Mass Casualty Explosives Attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan

Mass Casualty Explosives Attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan

In the aftermath of a series of deadly terrorist attacks in Baghdad and Kabul involving vehicle bombs, START has compiled information from the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) on terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan and the use of explosives— particularly vehicle-borne...

Terrorist Attacks Involving Package Bombs

Terrorist Attacks Involving Package Bombs

Between 1970 and 2017, 560 terrorist attacks involved explosives in letters, parcels, or packages sent in the mail or made to appear as if they were sent in the mail. 1  Terrorist attacks involving package bombs were least likely to be successful compared to attacks...

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