The United States and the United Kingdom might say that they are serving the humanity by continuing their fight against terrorism in Iraq.
One can easily say without putting stress on mind that Iraq is the worst affected state from terrorism but one will have to think hard to say which country is at second place in the list of worst-affected country from terrorism.
The Times of India has reported that India was country that silently fought against terror on it’s own soil in last two decades. India has faced the worst of terrorist attacks on its own soil except Iraq in last 10-15 years.
According to the report, since 2004 more innocent people have been killed in India than the victims in all of North America, South America, Central America, Europe and Eurasia.
In these countries, a total of 3,280 people have lost their lives in different terrorist incidents between January 2004 and March 2007. In the same time period, India alone has lost 3,674 innocent lives.
This is being said India has lost the highest number of people’s lives in the terror acts apart from war-torn countries like Iraq.
The TOI has reported as India not only had the highest number of deaths after Iraq, but also the highest number of terror-related incidents and injured among all countries after Iraq across the world. Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Malegaon, Varanasi, J&K and many other cities have been targeted by the terrorists in past.
On the basis of the number of hostages taken by terror groups, again India is at No 3 place, Iraq is at No 2 and Nepal is at No. one in the list. Outside Iraq, South asia has become the hub of terrorism.
If we exclude Iraq from the list, the Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS) of the US National Counter-Terrorism Centre (NCTC) says that 20,781 people have been killed in terror acts between January 2004 and March 2007, almost half of them, 9,283 were killed in South Asia.
If we talk about South Asia in particular, Afghanistan has lost 2,405 lives, Pakistan and Nepal have lost more than 1,000 lives each. 866 people have been killed in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 158 in terrorism-related incidents. Bhutan and the Maldives are two countries where nobody was killed in terror act in the same time period.