ABSTRACT

NCTC Fact Sheet and Observations Related to 2005 Terrorist Incidents   [open pdf - 6MB]

"Terrorism remains a tactic used across all regions of the world. However, the Near East and South Asia were particularly hard hit, accounting for almost 75% of the attacks and 80% of the fatalities. Over 50% of noncombatant fatalities worldwide were in Iraq. Of the 40,000 individuals killed or wounded in terrorist attacks in 2005, several unique categories of noncombatants bore a significant brunt of terrorism: 6500 police, 1000 children, 300 government officials, 170 clergy/religious figures and 100 journalists were killed or wounded in 2005. At least 10,000-15,000 Muslims, mostly in Iraq, were the victims of terrorism. Bottom Lines for 2005: 11,100 terrorist incidents, 14,500 noncombatants killed (56 were Americans according to Department of State information), 25,000 wounded, 35,000 kidnapped. Counting terrorist incidents is an extremely complex exercise and draws on a series of counting rules described in detail on the NCTC website at www.nctc.gov."

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2006
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Public Domain
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National Counterterrorism Center: http://www.nctc.gov/
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