Viewpoint: The toll of terror in Afghanistan and Pakistan

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In the past couple of months there has been a suicide terrorist attack almost every day somewhere in the world. The attacks have covered all the main continents and dozens of countries. The list is becoming endless and includes such countries as Indonesia which had not experienced a terrorist attack for nearly a decade.
Among the countries worst affected have been Afghanistan and Pakistan which alone have accounted for a bomb a day – sometimes several bombs a day.
The level of suffering, the devastation of families, the loss, trauma and psychological impact of all this killing is taking a heavy toll.