In January 2013, there were two attacks in the city of Quetta, Pakistan. The first attack, which occurred in the morning near a market, claimed 12 lives and injured 47 people. The deadlier attack occurred in the evening of the very same day, as a suicide bomber blew up a snooker hall, killing 75 and injuring 170 more people. The group which claimed responsibility for the attack was a Sunni Islamic militant group, who were protesting the seizure of their weapons and the killing of a member of their group. Just recently, there was a second bombing in the same city in February 2013, killing 84 and injuring 190 after explosives planted in a water tank exploded. The militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed the responsibility for the February attack.
On September 11, 2012, there was a terrorist attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. In the attack, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, John Christopher Stevens, was killed along with Information Officer Sean Smith and two ex-Navy SEALS who were acting as security guards. Initially, people thought that the attack was pre planned due to the attackers’ knowledge of safe houses and use of military grade weapons like RPGs, but later the attack was believed to have been a response to the controversial YouTube video,”The Innocence of Muslims.” In the aftermath of this attack, the Accountability Review Board in Libya discovered that the attack was planned months in advance, and the assumption that the YouTube video caused these attacks was incorrect. The attack is believed to have been caused by the Islamist militant group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Ansar al-Sharia, an Islamic militant group.
There are many people that believe that there are other problems that require more immediate attention, and they are surprising correct, but, terrorism is the most enormous and conceited problem that affects and will continue to affect the world until some major actions are taken. Many countries, including the United States, have already taken steps to fight against terrorism. Educating others on the countless disadvantages and lives terrorism has taken will help prevent terrorism, little by little.
To conclude, the most enormous problem that the world faces today is terrorism, because it causes many deaths and is among the most sinful and sinister crimes in the world, as its stealth and unpredictability is a devil. Contributions that we should be making to help limit terroristic acts include that we should be educating the people of the world about it, as educating the people will help lower the number of terroristic acts in the world today.