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Las Vegas Among Tourist Destinations Targeted By Terrorists

Las Vegas Among Tourist Destinations Targeted By Terrorists
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Las Vegas Among Tourist Destinations Targeted By Terrorists

Las Vegas lands at number 184 among the 1,300 of the world’s important urban centers and commercial hubs ranked according to the probability of terrorist attacks. New York lands at 369 among the most dangerous cities in the world.

List names cities most likely to be hit by a terrorist attack.

Verisk Maplecroft analyzed 1,300 cities across the world at risk of immediate terrorist attacks. Ten of these cities are considered s the most visited destinations among international travelers.

Western Wall Plaza by David King

Western Wall Plaza David King / Flickr CC BY 2.0

Jerusalem in Israel lands at number 42.

Cairo, Egypt at number 45

Nairobi by Maker Faire Africa

Maker Faire Africa 2010 – Nairobi Maker Faire Africa /Flickr CC BY 2.0

Nairobi, Kenya at number 57

Other tourist destinations in the list are Bangkok, Thailand at number 89, Tunis, Tunisia at number 152, Istanbul, Turkey at 171, Sydney, Australia at Number 192, Zanzibar, Tanzania at number 216 and Cape Town, South Africa at 302.

Sixty-four cities categorized at extreme risk

Based on the gravity and the number of attacks in the 12 months since February 2014, Verisk Maplecroft identified the top 64 cities that are at “extreme risk” of terrorist attack. Baghdad topped the list with 1141 deaths due to insurgent attacks. Mosul, Al ramadi, Ba’qubah, Kirkuk and Al Hillah are among the most dangerous cities in the world. Kabul, Afghanistan, Mogadishu, Somalia, Sana’a, Yemen and Tripoli are also among the most dangerous of cities.

See the full list.

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