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Recent Incidents: October and November 2017

November 28th, 2017 · 9:23 am @   - 

October and November have seen a lot of terrorist activity around the world, with some new attack modalities and a continued trend toward attacking soft targets and places of worship.

Overall, there were more than 25 significant attacks resulting in greater than 900 fatalities.

These recent attacks show a wide range of tactics, techniques, and procedures including a vehicle ramming in New York City, small arms attacks in Las Vegas and Texas, a large VBIED in Somalia, and a highly coordinated attack in Egypt combining initial rocket propelled grenades followed by gunfire.   The largest attacks in terms of loss of life were the VBIED in Somalia on October 15 (>350 fatalities) and the Mosque attack in Egypt on November 24 (>300 fatalities).

Collectively these incidents show the continuing and increasing need for physical protection and planning for multiple attack modalities – even in locations previously considered to be low threat areas.

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