Europe: Threat ‘Acute’ as Islamic Attacks Double in “View Articles Written By Geller Report Staff”
Islamic terror attacks in Europe are on the rise, and authorities are warning the danger from ISIS and ISIS-tied terrorists isn’t on the wane any time soon.
In fact, Europe’s law enforcement say the number of Islamic terror attacks doubled between 2016 and 2017.
Last year, 33 terror attacks were reported in Europe — 10 of which were carried out successfully.
he Straits Times has more:
[Islamic] attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe’s police agency said on Wednesday (June 20), warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group “remains acute”.
Last year, a total of 33 terror attacks were reported on the continent and Britain, 10 of which were successful – killing 62 people – while the rest were foiled or failed, Europol said in an annual report issued in The Hague.
That figure compared with 13 reported attacks in 2016, of which 10 were successful leading to 135 deaths.
However, the “increase in the number of jihadist terrorist attacks in 2017 ran parallel to a decrease in sophistication in their preparation and execution”, Europol’s 2018 Terrorism Situation and Trend report said.
This included the attack on London’s Westminster Bridge on March 22 last year and a similar attack on London Bridge two months later when attackers simply drove vehicles into pedestrians and stabbed bystanders with knives, killing 13 people in total and wounding some 98 others. Read more at The Geller Report