India recorded the most 'bombing incidents' in 2016, says report

The country witnessed more blasts last year than war-torn Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria


News Desk February 16, 2017
The country witnessed more blasts last year than war-torn Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria did. PHOTO: AFP

India has topped the global blasts list with some 406 bombings taking place in the country, Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

The country witnessed more blasts last year than war-torn Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria did.

According to a report by National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC), there were 406 bomb incidents including IED blasts and ordnance explosive blasts.

After India, Iraq came second with some 221 bombings taking place. The report has not mentioned the number of casualties that resulted due to the bombings.

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Pakistan only witnessed 161 explosions during the year 2016, a number far less than its arch-rival India, followed by Afghanistan’s 132 bombings.

Some 92 bombings were witnessed in Turkey, 71 in Thailand, 63 in South Africa, 56 in Syria, Egypt 42 and 29 in Bangladesh among others.

The report further said out of the staggering number of 406 bombings, 337 were of IED nature whole others were triggered by grenades and ammunition shells.

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March 2016 was the most violent month for India with 42 bombings recorded, while April that year followed with 36 bombings.
The report also analysed the volatile situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir that worsened after freedom fighter Burhan Wani’s murder in the valley. It said the area saw 121 per cent increase in bombings last year.

“While 14 IED bombing incidents were reported in J&K in 2015, the numbers went up to 31 last year. J&K saw an increase in blast incidents and causalities particularly after the death of Burhan Wani,' the report said.

COMMENTS (5)

kdp | 4 years ago | Reply will make sense only if this is linked with number of deaths and damage
Maheen Ayaz. | 4 years ago | Reply I pray for a safer world. These figures are scary... :(
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