Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks to the media in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State on Sept. 14, 2018. (State Department Photo by Michael Gross)

Terrorism-Related Deaths Fell 27 Percent in 2017, State Department Says

Terror attacks and related deaths are on the decline worldwide, but potent threats remain, according to the State Department.

The number of global terrorist attacks fell 23 percent in 2017 from the year before, and deaths linked to these attacks decreased by 27 percent, according to the department’s Country Reports on Terrorism for 2017. The annual report, released Wednesday, attributed much of the drop to fewer attacks in Iraq, said Nathan Sales, State’s coordinator for counterterrorism.

About 60 percent of all attacks took place in five countries: Afghanistan, India, Iraq, Pakistan and the Philippines, Sales added.

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