Daily terrorist attacks with

at least five non-militant deaths

since Jan. 1, 2015

EUROPE AND

THE AMERICAS

Nov. 15

ISIS attacks

on Paris

Deaths in

46 attacks

2015

2016

THE REST OF THE WORLD

Deaths in 2,063 attacks

in the Middle East,

Africa and Asia

ISIS attack

on Kobane

June 25, 2015.

In total, 396 people

died due to terrorism

on this day.

MIDDLE EAST

ASIA AND

AFRICA

EUROPE

AND THE

AMERICAS

MONTH

BY MONTH

1,709

139

JAN.

2015

1,397

91

FEB.

0

1,468

MARCH

1,724

11

APRIL

1,869

5

MAY

21

2,068

JUNE

15

2,013

JULY

5

1,483

AUG.

1,189

14

SEPT.

1,570

12

OCT.

907

129

NOV

1,287

14

DEC.

0

1,251

JAN.

2016

6

1,571

FEB.

1,220

35

MARCH

1,220

10

APRIL

1,673

12

MAY

1,749

49

JUNE

663

94

JULY,

to date

Daily terrorist attacks with

at least five non-militant deaths

since Jan. 1, 2015

Nov. 15

ISIS attacks

on Paris

Bastille Day

attack in

Nice, France

80

EUROPE AND

THE AMERICAS

Attacks in

Brussels

60

Pulse nightclub

shooting in

Orlando

40

Charlie Hebdo

attack

Deaths in

46 attacks

20

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

J

F

M

A

M

J

180

200

Russian Airliner

brought down by

explosive device

over the

Sinai peninsula

220

240

Suspected

Murle

tribesmen

attack in

Ethiopia

THE REST OF THE WORLD

260

280

Deaths in 2,063 attacks in the

Middle East, Africa and Asia

300

ISIS suicide

bombing in

Baghdad,

July, 3, 2016

320

340

ISIS attack

on Kobane

June 25, 2015.

350

In total, 396 people

died due to terrorism

on this day.

360

380

non-militant

deaths

Daily terrorist attacks with

at least five non-militant deaths

since Jan. 1, 2015

120 non-militant deaths

Nov. 15

ISIS attacks

on Paris

Bastille Day

attack in

Nice, France

100

EUROPE AND

THE AMERICAS

80

Pulse nightclub

shooting in

Orlando

Attacks in

Brussels

60

Charlie Hebdo

attack

Deaths in

46 attacks

40

Dallas

police

shooting

20

0

21

15

5

14

0

6

49

139

91

11

5

12

129

35

10

12

14

JAN.

FEB.

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUG.

SEPT.

OCT.

NOV

DEC.

JAN.

FEB.

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

1,468

2,068

2,013

1,483

1,287

1,251

1,571

1,749

1,709

1,397

1,724

1,869

1,570

907

1,220

1,220

1,673

1,189

100

120

140

160

180

200

Russian Airliner

brought down by

explosive device over

the Sinai peninsula

Suspected

Murle

tribesmen

attack in

Ethiopia

220

240

THE REST OF THE WORLD

260

ISIS suicide

bombing in

Baghdad,

July, 3, 2016

280

Deaths in 2,063 attacks in the

Middle East, Africa and Asia

300

320

340

ISIS attack

on Kobane

June 25, 2015.

350

In total, 396 people

died due to terrorism

on this day.

360

380 non-militant deaths

Thursday’s attack on Bastille Day celebrations in Nice is the third mass-casualty assault to hit France in 18 months, and the largest single attack on a Western country since November of last year, when gunmen rampaged through Paris, killing 130. More than a month ago, a gunman stormed into a gay nightclub in Orlando and killed 49 people. The gunman, Omar Mateen, spoke with a 911 operator on the phone and pledged his loyalty to the Islamic State. The event was both a terrorist attack and the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

The death tolls of attacks in Western countries pale in comparison to daily attacks in other parts of the world. In a few frenzied days in late June and early July, three Islamic-State-linked attacks killed over 350 people. On June 28, three attackers detonated their suicide vests at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and killed 45 people. On July 1, Bangladesh suffered its worst terrorist attack in history when gunmen killed 20 hostages at a Dhaka restaurant. On July 3, nearly 300 died in a busy Baghdad shopping district.

The geography of terrorism

Terrorist attacks with at least five non-militant deaths since Jan. 1, 2015

200

100

50

Nice,

at least 84

 

EUROPE AND

THE AMERICAS

MIDDLE EAST

 

46 attacks

658 killed

1,490 attacks

20,193 killed

SUB-SAHARAN

AFRICA

ASIA

 

302 attacks

3279 killed

187 attacks

3,445 killed

San

Bernardino,

Calif., 14

Paris, 130

 

Charleston,

S.C., 9

Nice

At least 84

 

Dhaka, 20

July 1, 2016

Orlando, 49

June 12, 2016

Dallas, 5

July 7, 2016

Baghdad, 292

July 3, 2016

FARC attack, 12

Oct. 26, 2015

Ethiopia, 208

April 15, 2016

200

100

EUROPE AND

THE AMERICAS

50

MIDDLE EAST

 

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

ASIA

 

46 attacks

658 killed

1,490 attacks

20,193 killed

187 attacks

3,445 killed

302 attacks

3279 killed

Kobane, Syria

At least 300

June 25, 2015

Paris, 130

Nice

At least 84

 

San Bernardino,

Calif., 14

Dhaka, 20

July 1, 2016

Charleston, S.C., 9

Dallas, 5

July 7, 2016

Orlando, 49

June 12, 2016

Baghdad, 292

July 3, 2016

FARC attack, 12

Oct. 26, 2015

Ethiopia, 208

April 15, 2016

200

EUROPE AND

THE AMERICAS

MIDDLE EAST

 

SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

ASIA

 

100

658 killed in

46 attacks

20,193 killed in

1,490 attacks

3,445 killed in

187 attacks

3,279 killed in

302 attacks

50

The Middle East and northern Africa account for over two-thirds of terrorism deaths since January 2015, with multiple attacks occurring daily, each claiming on average at least a dozen lives.

Hotbeds of terrorism

TURKEY

Aleppo

Mosul

Baghdad

SYRIA

Mediterranean

Sea

Damascus

Ramadi

IRAQ

JORDAN

SAUDI

ARABIA

In northeastern Nigeria, Islamic-State-affiliated Boko Haram has been forced out of much of the territory it once controlled, but it continues to carry out suicide bombings in the region. The group has carried out increasingly deadly campaigns in recent years, with 2015 being the deadliest.

In Syria and Iraq, the local populace bears the brunt of the Islamic State’s brutality, with suicide bombings and armed assaults a common occurrence. The group has stepped up attacks in recent months, as its territory in northern and western Iraq has diminished.

In Afghanistan, an increasingly fragmented Taliban is stepping up its operations. On June 30, two suicide bombers attacked a convoy entering Kabul and killed 30 police cadets, one of many attacks against security force convoys. Just over a week prior, a suicide bomber killed 14 Nepali and Indian security guards; both the Taliban and the Islamic State took credit for the bombing.

Outside large attacks in France and Belgium, attacks in eastern Ukraine account for most terrorism casualties in Europe, according to Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center. In the Americas, recent Islamic-State-inspired mass shootings make up the lion’s share of the terrorism-related deaths. Aside from that, a few scattered attacks from guerrilla groups in Colombia and Peru and some scattered violence in the Caribbean caused a handful of deaths.

Notable attacks

April 2, 2015

Garissa, Kenya – Al-Shabab militants stormed dormitories at a university in eastern Kenya, killing at least 147 people. It was the worst terror attack on Kenyan soil in nearly two decades.

June 25, 2015

Kobane, Syria – Militants stormed into this Syrian Kurdish town, killing scores of people five months after the extremists were pushed out of the area with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes.

June 26, 2015

Sousse, Tunisia – A gunman killed 39 people – largely British tourists – at a beach resort north of the city of Sousse. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, the worst of its kind in Tunisian history.

July 17, 2015

Diyala, Iraq – A suicide bomber drove a truck bomb into a market in Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala as it was packed with families making preparations for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. At least 130 were killed in what was at that point the Islamic State’s worst single bomb attack in the country.

Aug. 6, 2015

Abha, Saudi Arabia – An affiliate of the Islamic State asserted responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque in the southern Saudi city of Abha that killed 15 people. Most of the dead were members of a local SWAT force who were praying when the attack happened.

Oct. 10, 2015

Ankara, Turkey – Twin bombs ripped through a peace rally in the Turkish capital, Ankara, killing about 100 people, largely Kurdish and Turkish leftist activists. Turkey blamed the Islamic State for the attack, though the group did not assert responsibility.

Nov. 12, 2015

Beirut, Lebanon – Two Islamic State suicide bombers blew themselves up at a crowded area in a southern suburb of Beirut, killing as many as 43 people. It was the worst terrorist attack in Lebanon since the country’s 15-year civil war, which ended in 1990.

Nov. 20, 2015

Bamako, Mali – Gunmen seized a luxury hotel, killing at least 20 people in an attack claimed by an al-Qaeda affiliate.

March 27, 2016

Lahore, Pakistan – A suicide bomber killed more than 70 people, including many children, on Easter in an amusement park in Lahore.

May 11, 2016

Baghdad – Nearly 100 people were killed in three bombings in the Iraqi capital claimed by Islamic State. The worst struck a market in the Shiite neighborhood of Sadr City, which was followed by attacks on checkpoints a few hours later.

June 28, 2016

Istanbul, Turkey – A brazen assault by three suicide bombers at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport killed more than 40 people. Turkish officials blamed Sunni extremists for the attack.

July 1, 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh – A siege at a cafe in Dhaka leaves 23 people dead. Bangladesh, a Muslim-majority country, has dealt with Islamist extremist attacks since its independence in 1971.

July 3, 2016

Baghdad, Iraq – More than 250 people were killed in a suicide bombing at a busy Baghdad shopping street in the Islamic State’s deadliest-ever bomb attack on civilians. It was one of the worst bombings Iraq has seen since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion.

July 4, 2016

Saudi Arabia – Suicide bombers with suspected links to the Islamic State attacked three locations as part of a coordinated campaign of worldwide bombings coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Four security guards died in one of the attacks, the Interior Ministry said.


Sources: IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center, Staff Reports. Additional research by Loveday Morris, Hugh Naylor and Tiffany Harness. Note: As of July 14, there were 94 attack fatalities in the West andd 663 elsewhere. In a previous version of this article, the top-level totals excluded the partial July data.

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