People killed by terrorism 'risen by nearly a third'

The amount of people who have been killed in acts of terrorism across the world has risen by nearly a third over the last twelve months, British experts have found. Risk analysis company Maplecroft found over the last 12 months, global deaths have risen 30% compared to the previous five-year average.

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Number killed by terrorism 'risen by nearly a third'

The number of civilians killed in a terrorist attack has risen by nearly a third in a year, British experts have found.

People are least likely to survive a terrorist attack in Nigeria, Maplecroft found. Credit: PA

Risk analysis company Maplecroft found deaths across the globe from acts of terrorism rose 30% compared to the previous five-year average.

Maplecroft found in the 12 months before July 1 there were 18,668 fatalities compared to an average of 14,443 for the five years before that - a 29.3% increase.

According to a Maplecroft dashboard, Iraq has endured the highest number of attacks in the last year with 3,158 incidents, while terrorism in Nigeria is the world's deadliest, recording the highest number of deaths per attack, with an average of 24.

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