Friday, April 30, 2004

The BBC reports that the State Department released its annual "Patterns of Global Terrorism" for 2003 report. According to State Department figures:

-2002 saw 199 attacks compared with 355 the year before - a 44% decrease

-725 people were killed - down from 3,295 in 2001

-Attacks on US interests were down 65%- from 219 to 77 - the main reason was fewer of oil pipeline bombings in Colombia

For anyone interested in a larger scope of terrorist attacks, see this chronology of significant terrorist attacks from 1961-2003

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