Most active terrorism groups worldwide based on number of attacks 2017

This statistic shows a ranking of the most active terrorist groups around the world in 2017, based on the number of attacks carried out in their name. In 2017, the Taliban claimed 907 terrorist attacks worldwide.

Terrorism: Most active perpetrator groups worldwide in 2017, based on number of attacks

Number of attacks
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)1,321
New People's Army (NPA)363
Boko Haram337
Communist Party of India - Maoist (CPI-Maoist)/Maoists317
Khorasan Province of the Islamic State197
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)159
Houthi extremists (Ansar Allah)158
Sinai Province of the Islamic State117
Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) 106
Fulani extremists79
Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Movement (BIFM)73
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)70
Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)65
Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN)62
National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN)61
Communist Party of Nepal - Maoist (CPN-Maoist-Chand)61
Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimin (JNIM)59
Hizbul Mujahideen (HM)49
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Release date

August 2018



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