Counter-Terrorism: The Other Terrorists Grow More Lethal

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September 13, 2007: While the violence in Pakistan continues to get the most attention in the media, the majority of terrorist violence in that part of the world is connected with political and ethnic rebellions. The Maoists in India and Nepal, and ethnic separatists in northeast India and Sri Lanka, are killing more people than the Islamic terrorists in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. Actually, it's about 50:50, but the Western media concentrates on the Islamic radicals, not the other kind. Locally, however, the political and ethnic terrorists definitely get lots of attention.

 


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