Global jihad is only getting worse.
2016 marked a record high for suicide bombings, with nearly 500 attacks taking place.
These figures come from a study, conducted by the Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict Research Program at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies. Compared to 2015, 2016 saw a 30% increase in suicide bombings.
In 2016, 5,650 people were killed in suicide bombings, most of which took place in the Middle East. The number of perpetrators also increased in 2016 to 800, an increase of 48 since 2015.
While multiple terror organizations carried out suicide attacks in 2016, ISIS was responsible for 70% of the bombings.
DAILY CALLER, January 7, 2017
Suicide bombings reached an all-time high last year, with 5,650 people being killed in 469 attacks, according to a new study from an Israeli think tank.
The 5,650 deaths marked a 30 percent increase over 2015, when 4,330 were killed, according to the study, which was released by the Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict Research Program at Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies.
The 469 suicide bombings, which occurred mostly in the Middle East, were carried out last year by 800 perpetrators, a slight increase over 2015 when 452 bombings were carried out by 735 terrorists.
According to the report, ISIS carried out around 70 percent, or 322, of the suicide bombings across the globe last year. In the Middle East, the brutal terror group accounted for 90 percent of the attacks.