Terrorist attacks in Western Europe dozen times deadlier in 2 years

Despite an overall drop in the number of terrorist attacks in Western Europe in 2016, such atrocities have become far deadlier, Reuters reported citing data from the Global Terrorism Database.

There were 30 terrorist attacks resulting in fatalities in the region in 2016, which equals 11.2 percent of fatal attacks compared to 239 non-fatal incidents, the report says.

The UK topped the blacklist, judging by the number of attacks in 2016 and in 2013, with nine and four fatal incidents respectively; last year, it was followed by Germany, France and other countries.