In 2016, U.S. suffered the highest number of terror-related deaths since 9/11

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 02:00:53 PM. The U.S. suffers the highest rate of lone-actor attacks among developed nations, a report has found.
Share World US Terrorism The United States suffered more deaths related to extremist attacks in 2016 than in any year since the 9/11 attacks in New York, according to a new report. The report, entitled the Global Terrorism Index and published by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) at the University of Maryland, found that the U.S. suffers the highest rate of lone-actor attacks among developed nations. Attacks caused the deaths of 64 people, compared to the near-3,000 deaths in the Al-Qaeda hijackings of two airliners in New York City on September 11, 2001, that led to the "War on Terror" and invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Last year saw a 240 percent increase in deaths from terrorism in the U.S. from 2014, when only 19 people died in extremist attacks. In 2016, the U.S. suffered what was at the time the deadliest mass shooting in its history, when Omar Mateen launched an attack on LGBT nightclub Pulse with an assault rifle, killing 50 people. In September, Stephen Paddock launched an even deadlier assault, killing dozens when he open fire with an array of assault rifles on concertgoers in Las Vegas. Orlando police officers seen outside of Pulse nightclub after a fatal shooting and hostage situation on June 12, 2016. Gerardo Mora/Getty Images Other attacks in 2016 included several bomb blasts in the New York and New Jersey area that injured 29 people, a stabbing attack at a Minnesota mall that injured 10...Read more
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