Terrorism on the Maldives

The risk of terrorist attacks on the Maldives over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 17 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 1 people have been killed and 8 injured.

In 2 incedents a total of 2 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets on the Maldives

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens7000
Journalists & Media5122
Government5060


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Male10101
Haa Dhaalu Atoll4000
Kaafu Atoll1030
Alif Dhaalu1030


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.