Taliban Escalation Drives Increase in Terror Deaths Even as Global Violence Is Declining, Says Jane’s

Across 2019, Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre recorded 14,009 terrorist attacks globally – the lowest annual attack total recorded since 2011. Nonetheless, while the attack total represented a more than 10% decrease from the 15,822 attacks recorded in 2018, resultant non-militant fatalities (comprising security forces and civilians) increased by more than 10% in the same period from 13,547 to 14,920.

“A key driver of the downturn in violence was the decrease in activity in...