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Study: Islamic State group attacks worldwide spiked in third quarter

  • Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces search Beiji oil refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Coalition officials said that Iraqi security forces, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi federal police, and supported by airstrikes, continue to work to recapture and clear the western city of Ramadi and the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. (AP Photo)

    Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces search Beiji oil refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Coalition officials said that Iraqi security forces, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi federal police, and supported by airstrikes, continue to work to recapture and clear the western city of Ramadi and the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces search Beiji oil refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Coalition officials said that Iraqi security forces, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi federal police, and supported by airstrikes, continue to work to recapture and clear the western city of Ramadi and the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. (AP Photo)

    Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces search Beiji oil refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Coalition officials said that Iraqi security forces, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi federal police, and supported by airstrikes, continue to work to recapture and clear the western city of Ramadi and the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces search Beiji oil refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Coalition officials said that Iraqi security forces, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi federal police, and supported by airstrikes, continue to work to recapture and clear the western city of Ramadi and the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. (AP Photo)

    Iraqi security forces and allied Popular Mobilization Forces search Beiji oil refinery, some 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015. Coalition officials said that Iraqi security forces, backed by the paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces and Iraqi federal police, and supported by airstrikes, continue to work to recapture and clear the western city of Ramadi and the city of Beiji, home to Iraq’s largest oil refinery. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

A consulting and analysis firm says attacks by the Islamic State group have jumped by more than 40 percent per day in the third quarter compared to the previous three months.

The study, released Thursday by IHS Jane's Terrorism and Insurgency Center, says that from July through the end of September 2015, the Islamic State group claimed a total of 1,086 attacks worldwide, with a 42 percent increase in the average daily number of attacks by the group.

The IHS report highlights Islamic State activity across the area that it has claimed as its territory, including Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the North Caucasus and Algeria, in addition to the group's operational heartland in Iraq and Syria.