Terrorists acting alone "emerging phenomenon"

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Meeting Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED). UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The carrying out of terrorist acts by people acting alone or working in small cells has been described by the United Nations as an "emerging phenomenon."

The Boston bombings by the Tsarnaev brothers and the murder of 77 people by Anders Breivik in Norway are two of the most high-profile examples of recent years of this growing trend of lone wolf acts of terrorism.

The UN Counter terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) is seeking to strengthen cooperation across the international community to counter the terrorist threat from individuals.

David Scharia  is a legal and Criminal Justice Coordinator at CTED.

Daniel Dickinson asked him about the frequency of such attacks.

Duration: 3'37"

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