Tuesday, 18 November 2014 - 12:48
Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013, says Global Terrorism Index
The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013, a study into international terrorism says.
The Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added that there were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year.
The report said militant groups Islamic State, al-Qaeda, Boko Haram and the Taliban were behind most of the deaths.
Iraq was the country most affected by terrorism.
The report by the Institute for Economics and Peace says that nearly 18,000 people died from terrorist attacks in 2013.