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The Data: The Iraq
War and Jihadist Terrorism
September 12, 2001, to March 20, 2003 (invasion of Iraq): 18.25 months
March 21, 2003, to September 30, 2006: 41.33 months
in Suicide Bombing Attacks
front is where suicide bombing is employed most frequently.
have been 148 suicide bombing attacks in Iraq (43 percent of total Iraq
attacks) post-March 2003.
rest of the world there have been 47 suicide bombing attacks since the
Iraq War began (13.5% of total attacks) whilst there were 6 in the period
before. This corresponds to a 246% rise in the rate of suicide bombing
attacks by jihadist groups. And the rate of those killed by suicide
attacks rose by 24%.
is also excluded, there is a 150% rise in the rate of suicide attacks
and a 14% increase in those killed in such attack