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Suicide bombing popular terrorist tactic

A quarter century into the modern age of suicide terrorism, specialists say the grim tactic is being used more frequently than ever before. The State Department, in its latest annual report on global terrorism, said a surge in suicide attacks — at sites ranging from the London subway to the Middle East to Afghanistan — pushed the number of attacks to record heights last year. The report counted some 3,000 deaths attributed to 360 suicide bombings last year. That compares with 472 suicide attacks in five years from 2000 to 2004 documented in a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies; another study estimated 300 suicide attacks in all the years up to the middle of 2001. Full Story

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