Terrorism is the deliberate use of violence and intimidation, typically against civilians, to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives.
Terrorist acts can include bombings, shootings, kidnappings, and cyber attacks, aiming to create fear, disrupt societies, and draw attention to the perpetrators' causes. The impact of terrorism is profound, causing loss of life, psychological trauma, economic disruption, and heightened security measures. These events often lead to increased tensions and conflicts within and between nations. Counterterrorism efforts involve intelligence gathering, law enforcement, and community engagement to prevent attacks, disrupt terrorist networks, and address the underlying causes of extremism. International cooperation is crucial in the global fight against terrorism.