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U.S. Amends Report to Show Rise in Terror

WASHINGTON – Significant acts of terror worldwide reached a 21-year high in 2003, the State Department announced Tuesday as it corrected a mistaken report that had been cited to boost President Bush (news – web sites)’s war on terror.

Incidents of terrorism increased slightly during the year, and the number of people wounded rose dramatically, the department said.

In all, the department recorded 208 incidents of terror last year, compared with 205 in 2002.

There were 175 “significant events” in 2003, which Black said was the highest number since 1982.

The department also reported a decline in the number of people killed, to 625 last year from 725 during 2002. The department reported in its April report that 307 people had been killed last year.

In all, 3,646 people were wounded worldwide in terror attacks last year, the report said. This represented a sharp increase from the 2,013 wounded in 2002.

Well, at least there weren’t as many people killed. But really, more attacks, they must be getting desperate, right? Right?

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