Despite the long-running War on Terror, Afghanistan is home to the largest number of terrorist organizations in the world, ahead of Pakistan and Lebanon. Unsurprisingly, the country has experienced an increase in terrorist acts on its won soil in the last decade. Between 2000 and 2006, there were 591 terrorism incidences compared to a total of 637 incidences between 1968 and 2006.
The US battle against terror is no just overseas, it is also within the US itself. The country saw the 14th highest number of terrorist acts committed between 1968 and 2006, with 548 individual acts causing the 2nd highest number of fatalities (3,227) and 4th highest injuries (4,156). The vast majority of fatalities came from the 9/11 event in 2001, for which more than 3,000 recorded victims.
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