Powell Acknowledges Errors in Annual Terrorism Report
11 Jun 2004, 12:42 UTC
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has acknowledged that a recent government report on global terrorism contains errors and will be corrected.
The report, called "Patterns of Global Terrorism," concluded that in 2003 the number of terrorism attacks worldwide was at its lowest point in 34 years. Bush Administration officials had offered the finding as proof the war on terror was going well.
The finding however was criticized by academics and intelligence analysts, who said a number of terrorist attacks were omitted, including attacks in Turkey and Chechnya that claimed several hundred lives.
Mr. Powell denied accusations that the data had been manipulated for political gain. The secretary said mistakes by a new terrorism data collection office contributed to an undercount of attacks.
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