State Department: Terror Attacks Up Sharply

Washington (AP) -- A new State Department report says there were 25 percent more terrorist attacks worldwide last year, and that extremists killed 40 percent more people than the previous year.

In its annual global survey of terrorism due out Monday, the department says there were around 14,000 attacks in 2006, an increase of 3,000 from the previous year. There were also 5800 more deaths recorded, sending the overall total to more than 20,000.

The report says just under half of the attacks took place in Iraq, causing 65 percent of the overall death toll.

It also mentions Afghanistan as another major location for high-casualty attacks.

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