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Region: Fewer suicide attacks in 2017

The Institute of National Security Studies (INSS) on 7 January issued its annual tally of suicide attacks, which the Israeli think tank said “remain one of the most effective tools available to terrorist organisations to achieve their objectives” and to “ build an image of power that is far greater than their actual power”. The INSS’s Terrorism and Low Intensity Conflict research programme said 348 suicide attacks were carried out in 23 countries by some 623 terrorists in 2017, the lowest number since 2013.

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