‘India third largest victim of terrorism’

September 23, 2018 - 9:56

TEHRAN - For second year on trot, India has emerged as the third largest victim of terror attacks across the world after Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study report. CPI-Maoists, which carried out 53 percent of the total attacks in India this year, is the fourth deadliest terror group after ISIS, Taliban and Al-Shabaab, says the report by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism.

The report states that that Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a 24 percent increase in terror attacks in 2017 and an 89 percent increase in the number of people killed in those attacks. Out of a total 860 terror attacks across India in 2017, 25 percent were reported from J&K alone.

“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,” an official said, quoted in a report on NDTV.

“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 percent, and the number of people injured increased 50 percent,” it said.

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