US admits rise in terror attacks

The BBC reports on the mistaken figures given by President Bush.

The US has more than doubled its estimation of the number of people killed by terrorism last year. The state department said 625 people were killed in 2003, compared with the 307 it claimed in April.

The Bush administration seized on the original report as proof that its “war on terror” was succeeding.

US Secretary of State Colin Powell said there had been no attempt to deceive people, and blamed clerical and administrative errors.

A US official said the figure of 625 people killed worldwide was still lower than the previous year’s 725 deaths.

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  1. This war is just getting worse. Instead of being in iraq, Wasn’t we supposed to be in afghanistan looking for bin laden?

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