Afghanistan still leads in terms of in terrorism-related deaths
Afghanistan leads in terms of in terrorism-related deaths for the fourth consecutive year, according to the annual Global Terrorism Index (GTI), although the number of terrorist attacks has decreased by 75% and the number of deaths by 58%, amounting to 633.
“The drop in the number of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan may largely be due to the fact that the Taliban took control of the country after the withdrawal of the Western coalition in August 2021,” the report says. “As the Taliban is a public entity in most parts of Afghanistan now, their attacks do not fall within the definition of terrorism given by the GTI.”
GTI believes that the Islamic State has become the “most active terrorist group” in Afghanistan since the Taliban takeover, killing 422 people in 2022. IS accounts for nearly 67% of all terrorism-related deaths.