Terrorist attacks by region 2002-2017

Terrorist attacks from 2002 to 2017, by region

Terrorist attacks by region 2002-2017 The statistic shows the number of terrorist attacks from 2002 to 2017, by region. In that timeframe, South Asia suffered from 31,959 terrorist attacks.
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The distribution of terrorist attacks reflects the broad threat terrorism poses globally in the 21st Century. Although terrorist organizations that have their genesis in the Middle East and North Africa hold prominence in the media reports of developed countries, groups such as Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Islamic State do not constitute the whole of international terrorism. South Asian countries, particularly India and Pakistan, have fallen victim to terrorist violence in recent years. Moreover, many groups outside the Middle East have formed coalitions with or aligned themselves to organizations such as the Taliban. Examples include the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines and Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan.

However, the motivations of terrorist attacks stretch beyond establishing a caliphate or jihad. Ethno-nationalist terrorism is also a prominent issue alongside radical political terrorism such as Maoist attacks in India. Debate still exists over the labeling of certain groups fighting for political or religious reasons as terrorist organizations. This debate is reflected in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, also known as the PKK, who operate in Iraq and Turkey are considered a terrorist group by NATO and the European Union, but not the United Nations and states such as China and Switzerland.
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Terrorist attacks from 2002 to 2017, by region

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Number of attacks
Middle East and North Africa33,126
South Asia31,959
Sub-Saharan Africa9,342
Asia-Pacific7,506
Europe4,054
Russia and Eurasia2,430
South America1,895
North America370
Central America and Caribbean128
Number of attacks
Middle East and North Africa33,126
South Asia31,959
Sub-Saharan Africa9,342
Asia-Pacific7,506
Europe4,054
Russia and Eurasia2,430
South America1,895
North America370
Central America and Caribbean128
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The statistic shows the number of terrorist attacks from 2002 to 2017, by region. In that timeframe, South Asia suffered from 31,959 terrorist attacks.
Additional Information on terrorism

The distribution of terrorist attacks reflects the broad threat terrorism poses globally in the 21st Century. Although terrorist organizations that have their genesis in the Middle East and North Africa hold prominence in the media reports of developed countries, groups such as Al Qaeda, the Taliban and Islamic State do not constitute the whole of international terrorism. South Asian countries, particularly India and Pakistan, have fallen victim to terrorist violence in recent years. Moreover, many groups outside the Middle East have formed coalitions with or aligned themselves to organizations such as the Taliban. Examples include the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines and Tehrik-i-Taliban in Pakistan.

However, the motivations of terrorist attacks stretch beyond establishing a caliphate or jihad. Ethno-nationalist terrorism is also a prominent issue alongside radical political terrorism such as Maoist attacks in India. Debate still exists over the labeling of certain groups fighting for political or religious reasons as terrorist organizations. This debate is reflected in the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, also known as the PKK, who operate in Iraq and Turkey are considered a terrorist group by NATO and the European Union, but not the United Nations and states such as China and Switzerland.
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