The Terrorist group "Islamic State" is one of the largest in the world. It is active in 29 countries. In the years 2012 to 2016 alone, a total of 4469 terrorist acts with 26113 killed people were registered. Among them were 843 suicide attacks.
The most frequently affected targets were Private citizens and Police. The most common forms of terrorism were Bombing and Kidnapping. Overview: TerrorismList of Terror GroupsComparison by country
Number of attacks since 1994
Only those acts of terrorism were evaluated, in which the terrorist organisation Islamic State claimed the main responsibility. There may well be further attacks on which the Islamic State has declared itself to be a subordinate group or in which a subordinate role has been identified by the authorities. These cases are not covered here. Neither were incidents before 1994 evaluated.
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Primary attack types
Islamic State: Acts of terrorism 2012 to 2016
All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database
. For the definition of a terrorist act see the introduction of our terrorism pages
All information without guarantee.