TERROR ATTACKS: Spain has highest number of victims in EU study shows

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FROM all EU countries, Spain registered the highest amount of terrorism victims between 2000 and 2018, according to a study published this week.

During the dates, the Black and White Book of Terrorism in Europe stated that 268 people died due to terrorist attacks carried out in Spain.

Some of the victims were from Madrid’s train bombings back in 2004, Islamic state attacks and also those carried out by ETA.

France ranked in second place with 263 fatalities, followed by the United Kingdom with 212 victims.

Spain also surpassed the rest of the European Union’s countries in regards to the number of country national fatalities, with 212 deaths recorded.

The study also showed that 1,115 Europeans had died from terrorist attacks in 30 countries around the world, with the United Kingdom lost 492 nationals, the highest number in Europe, followed by France with 181 deaths, Germany (89), Italy (63) and Spain (49).

Among the total number of Europeans killed in and outside of Europe (1.868), 91.1 per cent lost their lives to jihadist attacks.

The book explained that the EU is “fighting more and more effectively” against terrorism, with 69 victims recorded compared to 18,000 worldwide.

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