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NCJ Number: 164563 Find in a Library
Title: Terrorism: World Under Siege
Author(s): S K Ghosh
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 678
Sponsoring Agency:
New Delhi 110026, India
Publication Number: ISBN 81-7024-665-2
Sale Source: Ashish Publishing House
8/81, Punjabi Bagh
New Delhi 110026,
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: India
Annotation: Terrorism is a worldwide phenomenon with international links between terrorist organizations and groups who periodically change weapons and tactics, engage in joint operational planning, use each other's training areas, and provide each other with administrative and logistic support.
Abstract: International links between different countries are illustrated based on the example of the terrorist group which carried out the massacre at Lod Airport in Israel. These terrorists came from Japan, were trained in Korea, purchased arms from Italy with money raised in West Germany, and had the sympathy and support of several Arab countries. The most important development is that international terrorism is aided, protected, and financed by a number of governments who provide safe havens and false passports for terrorists. In addition, with technological advances, new kinds of weapons and explosives are coming into the possession of terrorist groups. The entry of individual criminals and criminal gangs is also changing the character of terrorism from being politically motivated to criminally motivated. Terrorist activities in their various manifestations are highlighted, including kidnappings, abductions, hijackings, hostage seizures, extortions, assassinations, and bombings around the world and specifically in India. Appendixes contain legislation enacted in India to prevent terrorism. References and tables
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Crime in foreign countries; Foreign courts; Foreign laws; India; International terrorism; Terrorist group cooperation; Terrorist tactics; Terrorist weapons
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