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The bloodiest Ramzan: 161 terror attacks, 1,627 dead and 1,824 wounded in Ramzan 2017!

Ramzan is supposed to be the holiest month for Muslims but this Ramzan was the bloodiest as there were hundreds of terror attacks all across the world.

According to Breitbart News tally, Islamic extremists killed more than 1,600 people during this Ramzan, marking one of the deadliest Ramzans in modern history.

At the end of Ramzan, the total number of casualties across the world for the entire holy month had reached 3,451 (1,627 murders and 1,824 injuries), more than tripling the 1,150 (421 deaths and 729 injuries) that took place in 2016, considered the deadliest holy month in recent memory.

Islamist terrorists use the holy month to ramp up attacks on non-believers because they get additional rewards for becoming martyrs during Ramadan. 1,627 fatalities this year nearly quadrupled the estimated 421 deaths last year. There were an estimated 160 terror incidents in nearly thirty predominantly Muslim countries during Ramzan 2017.

Even jihadists attempted to attack Islam’s most sacred Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia at the end of Ramzan.

The Islamic State issued multiple messages and appealed to its followers to carry out deadly attacks during Ramzan across the world. According to Breitbart News tally, it was ISIS-linked jihadist groups were behind 40 percent terror incidents during Ramzan.

It is alleged that Islamic extremist groups encourage their sympathizers and followers to kill others so they will be doubly rewarded by Allah.

Here is a list of major terrorist attacks during Ramzan 2017, as documented by Breitbart News:

May 27 — Qadis, Afghanistan — Taliban kills 14, injures 17.

May 27 — Khost, Afghanistan — Taliban suicide bomber targets U.S-backed National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), which includes army and police units, killing 18, wounding six others, including children.

May 27 — Kacha Khuh, Pakistan — “Honor Killing” — Brother hacks one person to death: his 18-year-old sister for denying to abide by pre-arrange marriage.

May 28 — Mosul, Iraq — ISIS sets hospital ablaze and kills a dozen young people inside.

May 29 — Nguro, Nigeria — Boko Haram beheads five people.

May 29 — Baghdad, Iraq — 17 killed, 32 wounded — ISIS launches suicide attack against ice cream parlor frequented by families who were breaking their Ramadan fast.

May 29 — Baghdad, Iraq — 14 killed, 37 injured. ISIS attacked Shiites.

May 30 — al-Joura, Syria — ISIS mortar kills 14, including children.

May 30 — Baghdad, Iraq — Jihadists kill seven, injure 19 in a blast.

May 31 — Kaya, Nigeria —Boko Haram kills 14.

May 31 — Kabul, Afghanistan — Suspected Haqqani Network kills at least 150, Wounds more than 460, including 11 Americans.

June 02 — Kolofota, Cameroon — Islamist use two girls as suicide bombers: 11 killed and 30 wounded.

June 03 — Zanjili, Iraq — ISIS kills 43 for trying to flee caliphate.

June 03 — Lower Munda, India — Hizb-ul-Mujahideen kill two security troops, injure four.

June 03 — Kabul, Afghanistan — Suicide bombers kill 20, injure 87.

June 04 — Zanjili, Iraq — Wave of suicide bombers kills 32, injures 24.

June 07 — Maiduguri, Nigeria — Boko Haram kills 14, wounds 24.

June 08 — Puntland, Somalia — al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab kills 70, June 08 — Diyala, Iraq — Terrorists, including ISIS, kills 9.

June 08 — Mosul, Iraq — United Nations reports ISIS killed 231 civilians as they tried to escape the city between May 26 and June 3.

June 09 — Kerbala, Iraq — ISIS kills at least 30, wounds 34 in Shiite holy city.

June 10 — Shirqat, Iraq — ISIS kills 38 civilians, Iraqi troops, wounds 40 others.

June 10 — Mosul, Iraq — ISIS kills eight civilians, wounds five others.

June 11 — Kayamla, Nigeria — Boko Haram kills eight members of civilian militia.

June 14 — Borno State, Nigeria — Boko Haram kills five civilians

June 14 — Mosul, Iraq — ISIS launches wave of suicide attacks in Mosul, killing at least 15, including 11 police officers and four civilians.

June 15 — Kashmir, India — Jihadists kill Indian police officer.

June 16 — Marawi, Philippines — Clashes between ISIS-linked Abu Sayyaf jihadists leaves an estimated 100 people dead.

June 16 — Kurdistan, Iraq — Suspected ISIS jihadists wound five civilians at a mosque.

June 16 — Mandera, Kenya — Al-Shabaab kills four civilians, injures 11 others.

June 16 — Kashmir, India — Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) kills, mutilate faces of six Indian police officers with bullets. Indian security forces kill two terrorists in response. One civilian caught in crossfire.

June 17 — Bakol, Somalia — Clashes between al-Shabaab and Somali army leaves at least five dead, 12 others injured.

June 17 — Kashmir, India — Jihadists kill civilian.

June 17 — Kashmir, India — Jihadists kill political leader.

June 17 — Kashmir, India — Clashes between Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Indian security forces leave two civilians and three jihadists dead.

June 17 — Mosul, Iraq — Jihadi suicide bomber kills seven local police officers.

June 17 — Bintagoungou, Mali — Jihadists kill five, injure eight others.

June 17 — Mosul, Iraq — Iran-backed Shiite militias kill family of five.

June 17 — Baidoa, Somalia — Al-Shabaab kills cleric inside mosque.

June 17 — Cairo, Egypt — Suspected ISIS jihadists kill one, wound four in roadside bomb attack.

June 18 — Paktia, Afghanistan — Taliban attacks police headquarters, killing six police officers, wounding 30 others, including 21 civilians.

June 18 — Bamako, Mali — Jihadists kill two, wound 14 at resort.

June 18 — Mosul, Iraq — Two ISIS suicide bombers killed.

June 18 — Mosul, Iraq — Five ISIS-linked suicide bombers, including a German national, killed.

June 18 — Diyala, Iraq — Police kill suspected ISIS suicide bomber.

June 18 — Salahuddin, Iraq — Suspected ISIS jihadists fire rocket, killing one civilian, injuring another.

June 18 — Daraa, Syria — ISIS-linked militia kills five of its own fighters on charges of apostasy.

June 18 — Kirkuk, Iraq — ISIS kills 34 civilians.

June 19 — Pattani, Thailand — Jihadists kill six soldiers, wound four others.

June 19 — Paris, France — Authorities take down “known extremist” who attempted to carry out terrorist attack at the Champs-Élysées.

June 20 — Mogadishu, Somalia — Al-Shabaab kills at least 15 civilians, injures nearly 20 others in suicide car bomb.

June 21 — Borno State, Nigeria — Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill two civilians, wounds six others.

June 21 — Kolofata, Cameroon — Two suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill six civilians and themselves.

June 22 — Helmand, Afghanistan — Taliban kills an estimated 30, including soldiers and civilians, and at least 60 others.

June 22 — Kashmir, India — Pakistani terrorists kill two Indian soldiers.

June 23 — Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan — Lashkar-e-Jhangvi jihadists kill up to 67 and wound more than 261 in double bombing in the jihadi stronghold along the Afghanistan border.

June 23 — Mosul, Iraq — Suspected ISIS suicide bomber kills at least a dozen civilians, including women and children, and wounds 20 other civilians trying to flee the city.

June 23 — Baluchistan, Pakistan — ISIS and Pakistani Taliban-linked jihadists from Jamaat ur Ahrar kill 13 people, including seven police officers, wound 19 others, including nine security guards, in car bomb attack.

June 23 — Anbar, Iraq — Suspected ISIS suicide bombers kill eight civilians, one soldier, wound 11 others.

June 23 — Mosul, Iraq — Suspected ISIS jihadists fire rocket into marketplace, killing 10, wounding 40.

June 24 — Aleppo, Syria — Suspected Sunni militants kill 12

June 24 — Mecca, Saudi Arabia — Suicide bomber planning to attack Grand Mosque blows himself up, injuring six foreigners and five security force members.

June 24 — Kashmir, India —Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) jihadists kill one security officer, wounds another one and a civilian.

June 24 — Kirkuk, Iraq — Suspected ISIS jihadists kill ten civilians trying to flee homes and wound six others, including women and children.

Situation no different in 2016

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Nishant Azad

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