Terrorism both as strategy and tactic is a central feature of modern conflicts, increasingly asymmetric – state vs non-state actors – and urban in nature. Suicide-attack is an important aspect of modern conflicts. It plays and continues to play a key role in wars like those in Afghanistan and in Iraq, with a big impact on the global situation. It represents a key tactic of the Islamic State warfare. This article focuses on the Afghan war theatre, where NATO is committed to the stability of the country. Thanks to a new database, the analysis of the data follows a triple reading, on the strategic, operational and tactical level. It helps to understand the suicide-attack phenomenon on the modern battlefield, from the Middle East war theater, through the Mediterranean area, up to the European continent.
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