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Global Terrorism Index 2015

Pakistan among top 5 countries worst hit by terrorism worldwide: GTI 2015

LONDON: Despite a drop of 10 per cent worldwide, terrorism continues to haunt the world as the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) said on Wednesday internationally there had been 29,376 deaths caused by terrorism in 2015, the first fall in four years, as action against Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Boko Haram in Nigeria cut the numbers killed there by a third. The annual index ranks countries based on data from the Global Terrorism Database run by a consortium based at the US University of Maryland. Iraq,…