Muslims the highest victims of terrorism

A recent report by the Global Terrorism Index has shown that Muslims are by and large the biggest number of victims of terrorism, with Iraq the most severely affected country.

Muslims the highest victims of terrorism

World Bulletin / News Desk

Iraq has been named as the nation that has been most heavily affected as a result of the acts of terrorism last year, reports The Independent.

The Global Terrorism Index 2015 recorded 9,929 deaths due to terrorism in Iraq in 2014 – the highest ever recorded for a single country in the annual report produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

The index report also showed that despite its impacts being felt around the world, deaths as a result of global terrorism overwhelmingly occurred in just five countries.

The index, which was produced before Friday’s shootings across Paris, found that 78 per cent of all deaths as a result of terrorism in 2014 happened in Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria.

Year after year, Nigeria  has experienced the largest increase in terrorist activity of all the more than 160 countries studied, with 7,512 deaths recorded at an increase of 300 per cent from 2013. 

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