Nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks killed almost 18,000 people last year -- so says new research.
FOX News Radio's Simon Owen reports from London.
A record 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks in 2013, according to a research group. That's up 61 percent on the same group's count for the previous year.
The Institute for Economics and Peace saying four groups dominated the attacks -- ISIS in Iraq and Syria; al Qaeda, the Taliban and Nigeria's Boko Haram.
Those four blamed for two-thirds of all fatalities.
Over 80 percent of the deaths were in just five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria and Syria.
In London, Simon Owen, FOX News Radio.