News Brief 10/29/2013, Cheshvan 25, 5774
Report: Terrorists to Set New Record in 2013
Global terrorism is still on the rise, and is set to hit a new record high in 2013, CNN reports.
The report cited the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), which reported that terrorism hit a record high in 2012, and that so far attacks have been even more frequent in 2013.
There were over 8,500 terrorist attacks worldwide in 2012 and nearly 15,500 people were killed by terrorism, the group reported. The data showed a major increase compared to 2011, with attacks up by 69% and fatalities up by 89%.