India Tops Bomb Blasts List: Report

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According to the report by National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC), India witnessed the maximum bombings in the world last year, even more than war-torn Iraq and Afghanistan.

NBDC functions as the nodal post-blasts investigation department under NSG.

There were 406 such incidents, which include IED and ordnance explosive blasts, in the country.

Out of the total 406 incidents reported during this period in India, 337 were triggered using Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) while the rest 69 occurred using ordnance explosives like grenades or ammunition shells.

March proved to be most deadliest in India with a maximum of 42 incidents being recorded in this month in 2016 followed by 36 in April.

According to NBDC report, Jammu and Kashmir saw an over 121% rise in blast and IED related incidents after the killing of militant Burhan Wani in the Valley in July last year.

While 14 IED bombing incidents were reported in J&K in 2015, the numbers went up to 31 last year.

Other Countires:

Iraq came second with almost half the number at 221.

Pakistan witnessed a total of 161 incidents during 2016 followed by Afghanistan where 132 bombings were recorded, 92 in Turkey, 71 in Thailand, 63 in South Africa, 56 in Syria, Egypt 42 and 29 in Bangladesh among others.

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