The 20 worst terrorist attacks by number of fatalities 2018

The statistic shows the 20 worst terrorist attacks of 2018, by number of fatalities. The worst terrorist attack in 2018 occurred on August 10, 2018, was carried out by the Taliban in Ghazni, Afghanistan, and caused 466 fatalities.

The 20 worst terrorist attacks of 2018, by number of fatalities

City, country (date), organisationNumber of fatalities
Ghazni, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(8/10/2018)
466
Farah, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(5/15/2018)
330
Darengarh, Pakistan (Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State)
(7/13/2018)
150
Kabul, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(1/27/2018)
104
Dila District, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(10/12/2018)
77
Kabul, Afghanistan (Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State)
(4/22/2018)
70
Muhmand Dara District, Afghanistan (Unknown)
(9/11/2018)
69
Day Mirdad District, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(9/9/2018)
62
Maywand District, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(9/11/2018)
61
Farah, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(5/12/2018)
61
Gwaska, Nigeria (Attributed to "Fulani Extremists")
(5/5/2018)
58
Kabul, Afghanistan (Khorasan Chapter of the Islamic State)
(11/20/2018)
56
Sari Pul, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(9/10/2018)
56
Chora District, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(8/3/2018)
51
Pur Chaman District, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(6/12/2018)
51
Albu Kamal, Syria (ISIL)
(6/8/2018)
51
Azra District, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(8/6/2018)
50
Kabul, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(12/24/2018)
47
Oshan, Afghanistan (Taliban)
(5/11/2018)
46
Tagbara, Central African Republic (Anti-Balaka Militia)
(4/3/2018)
44
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Source

Release date

November 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Terrorism is the systematic use of terror, especially as a means of coercion. In the international community, however, terrorism has no universally agreed, legally binding, criminal law definition. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts which are intended to create fear (terror), are perpetrated for a religious, political or ideological goal, and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants (civilians).

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