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Afghanistan Is Now The Deadliest Country For Terrorism

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Afghanistan Is Now The Deadliest Country For Terrorism
A new report says Afghanistan recorded 4,653 deaths across 1,168 terrorism incidents last year.
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Afghanistan is now the deadliest country in the world when it comes to terrorism, according to a new report.

The Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual Global Terrorism Index on Wednesday. The report says Afghanistan recorded 4,653 deaths across 1,168 terrorism incidents in 2017.

That's the highest number of terrorism-related deaths reported by a single country in 2017. Iraq had been in that top spot since 2013.

The report says these numbers are due to an increase in attacks by the Taliban and the ISIS affiliate that's active in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The news comes just a few days after President Donald Trump reportedly asked Pakistan for help with Afghan peace talks.

As Newsy previously reported, Pakistan's prime minister Imran Khan said Trump sent him a letter requesting the country's support in solving the ongoing war in Afghanistan, and bringing Taliban insurgents to the negotiating table.