Al-Qaeda had been one of most lethal organisations under bin-Laden: Study

May 4th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, May 4 (ANI): Al-Qaeda, under the leadership of Osama bin-Laden, had been one of the most lethal terrorist organisations in the world, as it was responsible for over 10,000 deaths and injuries in a dozen years, a University of Maryland study has found.

“Al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization Osama bin Laden founded, was responsible for fomenting more mass casualty attacks than any other group in recent history,” Gary LaFree, Director of National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland (START), has said.

Al-Qaeda was responsible for, or suspected to be responsible for 84 terrorist attacks around the world since 1998 that led to the death of at least 4,299, injury of another 6,300 people.

Over 600 other groups have been engaged in terrorism worldwide since 1998, with al-Qaeda being responsible for less than one percent of all attacks, but over 20 percent of all terrorism fatalities.

Since 1998, there have been 408 incidents of mass-casualty terrorism, and al-Qaeda was responsible for 16 of these attacks - more than any other group. (ANI)

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