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    Daesh terrorists reached an alarming and horrific milestone, continuing their unprecedented pace of global terror, there are 34 Daesh plots thus far in 2016, compared with 48 attempts in all of 2015, and 875 people killed or injured as of July, compared with 750 casualties in all of last year, according to report.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — A wave of attacks in just over a month has helped the Daesh terror group set new records for plots, attacks and the number of people injured, already surpassing the carnage of 2015, according to a US House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee report titled Terror Gone Viral released on Wednesday.

    "ISIS [Islamic State] terrorists have reached an alarming and horrific milestone, continuing their unprecedented pace of global terror," Committee Chairman Michael McCaul said in a press release accompanying the report. "Our communities have now become the battleground, and our enemies are hiding in plain sight."

    The report cited 34 Daesh plots thus far in 2016, compared with 48 attempts in all of 2015, and 875 people killed or injured as of July, compared with 750 casualties in all of last year.

    Sunday’s attack in the French city of Nice killed 84 and injured more than 300.

    Part of the report focused on government targets, including police, which takes on added relevance given this month’s killings of five officers in the US states of Texas and three in the state of Louisiana by lone gunmen.

    Although neither attack on the US police has been linked to Islamist-inspired terrorism, so called kill lists previously published by Islamic State cited in the report reflect a growing danger to law enforcement officials in the United States.

    The Daesh has previously published the names and contact information for 55 officers in the New York City metropolitan area and asked its followers to carry out lone-wolf attacks against police, the report noted.

    The terror group, also known as Daesh in Arabic, is outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries.


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