A terrorist group is a group of persons who use unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in pursuit of political goal. The act of terrorism is one of the most dangerous challenges that has continued to threaten peace, unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of many countries today. This ugly practice has eaten up the peace in different parts of the world through killings, kidnapping, bombing and destruction of properties. In this post, we shall look at top 10 deadliest terrorist groups in the World today.
You must have read about the recent act of terrorism in Afghanistan, where Taliban took over the country, and the Afghan president and some other citizens of the country fled to another country for safety. That is a good example of what terrorism can leave out anywhere it finds itself.
Though, Taliban is currently trending due to their recent action against Afghanistan, it’s important to know they are not the only deadly terrorist group in the world. Also check Ex-corper Amuta rejects freedom, joins Boko Haram terrorists.
Top 10 deadliest terrorist groups in worldwide
Below is the list of ten (10) deadliest terrorist group in the world:
The Taliban, (refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan), is a Deobandi Islamist movement. They were removed from power in Afghanistan by US led coalition forces in 2001. After 20 years, the group has seized control of the country once again following a rapid military offensive.
ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, is a heavily armed group and former unrecognized proto-state that follows a Salafi jihadist doctrine. ISIS is a deadly terrorist organization that terrorises Syria, and many other countries of the world.
3. Boko Haram
Boko Haram, which ranked the 3rd deadliest group in the world, is a terrorist group based in the northeastern part of Nigeria. The group also actively operates in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon. In 2016, the group split, resulting in the emergence of a hostile faction known as the Islamic State of West Africa Province. The group is affiliated with ISIS.
This terrorist group is an Islamic jihadist fundamentalist militant group based in East Africa and Yemen. Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the group, imposed a ban on the UN World Food Programme and Western Agencies in Somalia in 2009.
5. Fulani herdsmen
Fulani herdsmen are nomadic Fulani people whose primary occupation is raising livestock. Just like Boko Haram, this group operates in the Western Africa and has killed many people across Nigeria. Please note that not all the Fulani herdsmen are extremists. There are peaceful ones amongst them.
The group is regarded as a “left-wing extremist entity” and a terrorist outfit by the Indian government. They operate in India and Nepal.
This is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national group, which is being regarded as terrorist. It was founded by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers in 1988 during the Soviet Afghan War. Al-Qaeda operates as a network of Islamic extremists and Salafist jihadist group.
8. Donetsk People’s Republic
The People’s Republic is a self-proclaimed proto-state in the eastern Ukrainian oblast of Donetsk. Only the partially recognised South Ossetia and the Russian backed proto state Luhansk People’s Republic recognise the proto state. The capital city and largest city within the DPR is Donetsk.
9. Abu Sayyaf
This is popularly known as ISIL, an Islamic State East Asia Province. This group is a Jihadist militant and pirate group that follows the Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam. This Terrorist group has continued to threaten the territorial integrity of Malaysia and Philippines.
The Janjaweed Terriost organization terrorise people living in Sudan. They have continued to threaten life, peace in Susan.