India third largest victim of terror attacks: US data

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India ranks third in the list of countries worst hit by terror, after Iraq and Afghanistan. The is the second consecutive year for India to be ranked third in the list.

Till 2015, Pakistan was the third most affected country in the world.

53 per cent of the total attacks in India were carried out by CPI- Maoists, which according to the data released by US department of state, is the fourth deadliest terror group after Islamic State, Taliban and Al-Shabaab.

The total number of terror attacks across India in 2017 were 860, out of which 25 per cent were reported from J&K alone, 15 per cent from Chhattisgarh and 10 per cent from West Bengal.

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The national consortium for the study of terrorism and responses to terrorism claimed that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a 24 per cent increase in terror attacks in 2017 and an 89 per cent increase in the number of people killed in these attacks.

“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%,” the US study said.

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