The terrorists have been busier than ever. From AP, :
TOKYO (AP)–A total of 3,213 terrorist incidents and guerrilla attacks last year claimed 7,476 lives worldwide, according to a Japanese government study published in newspapers Thursday.
The number of attacks rose 17.5% from the previous year and marked a record high since the Public Security Investigation Agency started compiling data in 1991, according to the Yomiuri, Japan’s largest newspaper.
The report blamed chaos in Iraq and the spread of terrorist attacks by Muslim extremists for the increase, the Yomiuri said. …
By region, Asia and Oceania topped the list with 1,478 incidents, followed by the Middle East with 801 and the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe with 295, Kyodo News reported.