Pakistan is placed eighth in the list of the most dangerous countries in the world which is led by Iraq, according to a US-based intelligence think tank.

Afghanistan, the only other South Asian country in the list, is placed fourth in the Country Threat Index (CTI) compiled on Tuesday by IntelCenter, a washington-based company working for intelligence agencies.

The rankings were prepared after examining the volume of terrorist and rebel alerts, messaging traffic, videos, photos, incidents and the number of killed and injured in a country over the past 30 days.

The other countries in the top 10 are Nigeria (second), Somalia (third) followed by Yemen (five), Syria (six), Libya (seven), Egypt (nine) and Kenya (10).

There are a total of 45 countries with a CTI greater than zero. The average CTI for these countries is 74 and the global CTI is 3,313.

Top 10 list–

Rank Country CTI Score
1.  Iraq 576
2. Nigeria 458
3. Somalia 336
4. Afghanistan 309
5. Yemen 290
6. Syria 233
7. Libya 166
8. Pakistan 162
9. Egypt 95
10. Kenya 86