Of 162 nations, India 6th worst-hit by terror

New York: India is one of the top 10 countries most impacted by terrorism in 2014, according to a new report that claims the IS and Boko Haram are now jointly responsible for more than half of all global fatalities from terrorist attacks.

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According to the third edition of the Global Terrorism Index 2015 (GTI), India ranked 6th out of 162 nations most affected by terrorism in 2014.

India witnessed a slight increase in terror-related deaths, up by 1.2 per cent in 2014 to reach a total of 416, the highest number of terrorist incidents and deaths since 2010.

There were 763 incidents which represents a 20 per cent increase from 2013, a report by Washington-based Institute for Economics and Peace said.

In India, the two deadliest Islamic terrorist groups in 2014 were Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen.

Over three dozen accounts frozen

New Delhi: India has frozen assets worth Euro 3 lakh (over Rs 2.12 core) belonging to 37 entities till August 15 this year, on charges of terrorist financing and money laundering of illicit funds, a latest report by global anti-financial terror body Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has said. India is a full-member of FATF, along with other nations like the US, France, Germany and the UK.

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