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In Pics | Global Terrorism Index 2020: These 10 countries are the most impacted by terrorism

According to the Global Terrorism Index of 2020, India is the eighth-most impacted countries in the world by terrorism in the last decede. Afghanistan tops the list followed by Iraq, Nigeria and Syria. Conflict continued to be the primary driver of terrorist activity for the countries most impacted by terrorism in 2019. Five of the ten countries were classified as being in a state of war: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria, Somalia and Yemen.
Last Updated 30 November 2020, 09:03 IST
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1. Afghanistan | At least 22 people were killed in a brutal, on-campus attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Kabul, Afghanistan. Credit: AFP Photo
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2. Iraq | Burnt out vehicles after gunmen and suicide car bombers killed dozens of people in two assaults claimed by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists near the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on September 14, 2017. The attackers struck at midday, opening fire on a restaurant before getting into a car and blowing themselves up at a nearby security checkpoint, officials said. Credit: AFP Photo
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3. Nigeria | A tanker conveying gasoline exploded at Iju-Ishaga district of Lagos, leaving over a dozen of persons critically injured and several buildings and vehicles destroyed. The gas explosion which was reported to have killed 1 and injured about a dozen according to Lagos State Emergency Response Unit. Credit: AFP Photo
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4. Syria | People try to extinguish a fire at the site of a car bomb blast in Azaz, Syria. Credit: Reuters Photo
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5. Somalia | The wreckage of a car that was destroyed during the car bomb attack is seen in Mogadishu, on December 28, 2019. A massive car bomb exploded in a busy area of Mogadishu on December 28, 2019, leaving at least 76 people dead, many of them university students. Credit: AFP Photo
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6. Yemen | A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group killed at least 48 Yemeni soldiers in Aden today, the latest in a string of deadly attacks against recruits in the country's second city. Credit: Reuters Photo
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7. Pakistan | A police officer stands amidst the damages as he is surveying and collecting evidence from the site of a bomb blast in a mosque in Quetta, Pakistan. Credit: Reuters Photo
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8. India | Fire and smoke is seen during an attack at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. Ten years ago Islamist militants from Pakistan laid siege to India's financial capital Mumbai for three days, killing 166 people and injuring hundreds more. Credit: AFP Photo
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9. Democratic Republic of Congo | The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) overtaking the Philippines to be the ninth most impacted country. The DRC and Yemen were the only two countries amongst the ten most impacted to record a deterioration in score from 2018 to 2019. Credit: iStock Photo
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10. Philippines | A soldier views the site inside a Roman Catholic cathedral in Jolo, the capital of Sulu province in the southern Philippines after two bombs exploded Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Credit: AP/PTI Photo
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(Published 30 November 2020, 08:32 IST)

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