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Rise in new terror groups globally, fewer coordinated attacks, report finds
Date:7/7/2010

ng in recent years. Still, this number is "well above average."

The 7/7 attacks were Great Britain's first to involve suicide bombers, and the only successful such attacks there to date.

IDEOLOGICAL VARIATION: "Emergent organizations today do not reflect one ideology, but rather, there are new groups representing a wide array of ideological beliefs and particular goals, complicating counterterrorism and anti-terrorism efforts in countries around the world," the START researchers find.

GLOBAL TERRORISM DATABASE

The START report is based on analysis of its Global Terrorism Database (GTD) - the world's most comprehensive unclassified database. It includes details on more than 87,000 terror incidents from 1970 to 2008. Figures for 2009 are presently being collected and coded. The GTD is publicly accessible online.

7/7 ATTACKS

In 2005, terrorists launched a coordinated attack against London's transportation system with three bombs detonating simultaneously at three different Metro stations and a fourth bomb exploding an hour later on a city bus. In all, there were 52 victims in these bombings with an additional 700 injuries resulting. The four terrorists who executed the attacks were killed in the explosions.


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