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October 29, 2013 8:50 am

Record High: 8,500 Terror Attacks, 15,500 Fatalities, Globally, in 2012

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Terror deaths, according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Photo: Global Terrorism Database / Screenshot.

Terror deaths, according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. Photo: Global Terrorism Database / Screenshot.

CNN – As terrorism increasingly becomes a tactic of warfare, the number of attacks and fatalities soared to a record high in 2012, according to a new report obtained exclusively by CNN.

More than 8,500 terrorist attacks killed nearly 15,500 people last year as violence tore through Africa, Asia and the Middle East, according to the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism. That’s a 69% rise in attacks and an 89% jump in fatalities from 2011, said START, one of the world’s leading terrorism-trackers.

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