This weekend Peshwar in Pakistan, Sadr City in Iraq and Nairobi in Kenya all shared a gruesome link as terrorism came to town.
In Peshwar, Christians were targeted by a bomb attack that killed 80 while in Sadr City a triple bomb attack on Shiite mourners at a funeral claimed 65 lives.
Both were relegated to 'in other news' as the cameras turned on a shopping complex in Nairobi after Somalian terrorists threw grenades and sprayed gunfire on shoppers and staff, killing at least 69 people and a further 63 still missing.
The images of terrified people, blood and smoke in the three different countries filled our television screens this weekend and shamefully it has been announced that British citizens were among those doing the killing in Kenya.
A decade of the War on Terror, it seems, has done little to stem the flow of people willing to kill, and be killed for whatever deluded cause they think they are doing it for.
A needless, sad loss of life of over 200 innocent people in a single, horrific weekend