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SHOCKING! More bombs go off in India than Afghanistan

March 06, 2014 12:28 IST

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Now here is some spine-chilling information about India not many of you know.

According to latest data from the National Bomb Data Centre, India is among the most dangerous places in the world, next only to Iraq and Pakistan, as far as bomb blasts per year are concerned.

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Image: A car explosion caught on camera
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India suffered 212 bomb blasts in 2013, more than double of what Afghanistan (with 108 blasts) suffered.

Facing internal strife, Bangladesh with 75 blasts and Syria with 36 blasts have done better

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Image: File photo of the blast outside a temple in Varanasi
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Between 2004 and 2013 "there have been average 298 blasts and 1,337 casualties in India".

This is again higher than Afghanistan, which in the past five years 209 such attacks in 2010, according to the data.

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Image: File photo of the explosion site near BJP Karnataka Headquarters in Bangalore in 2013
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Along with Pakistan and Iraq, India accounts for almost 75 per cent of blasts in the world.

However, India has done slightly better than the rest of the world in terms of the share of attacks targeted at common public.

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Image: A car is seen damaged at the site of a bomb explosion in the Dadar area of Mumbai July 13, 2011.
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India’s Northeast region (Assam and Manipur worst affected) and Maoist areas (Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand registering most blasts) have contributed to over 80 per cent of IED attacks even though Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a 50 per cent rise in bomb blasts last year as compared to 2012.

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Image: Damaged vehicles burn after a bomb blast in Guwahati in this October 30, 2008 file photo
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Among states, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, West Bengal, Nagaland and Karnataka have all witnessed a spurt in terror attacks.

Fifteen other states, including Manipur, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Odisha, witnessed a declining trend.


Image: File photo of the explosion site near BJP Karnataka Headquarters in Bangalore in 2013
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