Terrorism in Belgium

The risk of terrorist attacks in Belgium 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 7 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 41 people have been killed and 277 injured. Among them were 2 suicide acts.

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Most frequent attack targets in Belgium

(2012 to 2016)

Private citizens4392700
Religious institutions1110
Airports & Aircraft1181350

Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)


Terrorist organisations in Belgium

Islamic State2352700
Muslim extremists1040

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.