The death toll of people killed in terrorist attacks has increased rapidly by 80 per cent to 32,658 in 2014 as 11 nations suffered more than 500 deaths, Think Tank reported.
This disclosure was contained in a report released on Tuesday in London by the Institute for Economics and Peace in its 2015 Global terrorism index.
According to the report, terrorists linked to Islamic State and Boko Haram accounted for 51 per cent of the deaths in 2014.
The pioneer of the Think Tank, Steve Killelea disclosed that the institute estimated the cost of terrorism in 2014 at 52.9 billion dollars, adding that five nations including, Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria bore the brunt of the attacks, suffering 78 per cent of the deaths recorded.
Killelea said 10 of the 11 nations most affected by terrorism were also among those with the highest rates of refugees and internal displacement.
“The significant increase in terrorist activity has meant that its ramifications are being felt more widely throughout the world.
“This highlights the strong interconnection between the current refugee crisis, terrorism and conflict,” it said.
Bear in mind, about 10,000 people died in terrorist attacks in Iraq, while the number of deaths in Nigeria soared to more than 7,500.