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India among worst-hit by terror in 2014

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NEW YORK, Nov 19 - India is among the 10 countries most impacted by terrorism in 2014, according to a new report, which said that the ISIS and Boko Haram are now jointly responsible for more than half of all global fatalities from terrorist attacks.

According to the third edition of the Global Terrorism Index 2015 (GTI), India ranked sixth out of 162 nations most affected by terrorism in 2014.

There were altogether 763 incidents which represent a 20 per cent increase from 2013, the report by Washington-based Institute for Economics and Peace said.

It said India�s Northeast has, for the last three decades, seen continual ethno-political unrest from ethnic secessionist movements. It termed the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) as the second deadliest group in India in 2014, responsible for killing 80 people last year.

India witnessed a slight increase in terror-related deaths, up by 1.2 per cent in 2014 to reach a total of 416, the highest number of terrorist incidents and deaths since 2010.

In India, the two deadliest Islamic terrorist groups in 2014 were Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen. � PTI

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India among worst-hit by terror in 2014

NEW YORK, Nov 19 - India is among the 10 countries most impacted by terrorism in 2014, according to a new report, which said that the ISIS and Boko Haram are now jointly responsible for more than half of all global fatalities from terrorist attacks.

According to the third edition of the Global Terrorism Index 2015 (GTI), India ranked sixth out of 162 nations most affected by terrorism in 2014.

There were altogether 763 incidents which represent a 20 per cent increase from 2013, the report by Washington-based Institute for Economics and Peace said.

It said India�s Northeast has, for the last three decades, seen continual ethno-political unrest from ethnic secessionist movements. It termed the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) as the second deadliest group in India in 2014, responsible for killing 80 people last year.

India witnessed a slight increase in terror-related deaths, up by 1.2 per cent in 2014 to reach a total of 416, the highest number of terrorist incidents and deaths since 2010.

In India, the two deadliest Islamic terrorist groups in 2014 were Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen. � PTI

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