The first half of 2016, was marked by the greatest number of deaths in terrorist attacks in Western Europe since 2004. This is stated in the research service Bi-bi-si, carried out using the Global database on terrorism at the University of Maryland.
In 2016 already 143 people in Western Europe died as a result of terrorist acts. Over the same period (first seven months) only in 2004 there were more victims of the attacks. Then explosions on trains in Madrid claimed the lives of 191 people.
However, experts say, because of the terrorist killings in Turkey in the first seven months of 2016 in Europe killed 892 people. Calling that number, the researchers took into account also the victims of the Turkish coup.
Only 6% of deaths from global terrorism in 2016 has occurred in Western Europe, whereas the vast majority of incidents happened in the middle East.
As noted, in the 70-ies of the last century there were several periods with an even greater number of victims, “so that Western Europe does not dive down.
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