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Terrorist Attacks, Fatalities Fell By 30% During 2014 In Pakistan


ISLAMABAD: The fatalities in terrorists’ attacks fell by 30% a report says.

Terrorists attacks and fatalities reduced in 2014
Terrorists attacks and fatalities reduced in 2014

According to Pakistan Security Report 2014, a total of 1,206 terrorist attacks were carried out by militant, nationalist/insurgent and violent sectarian groups in Pakistan in the year 2014 including 26 suicide blasts, which claimed 1,723 lives besides injuring another 3,143. Luckily, the number of terrorist attacks in 2014 decreased by 30 percent from 2013. Moreover, the overall number of people killed and injured in these attacks also decreased by 30 and 42 percent, respectively. This report was recently released by Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies.

The report additionally reveals that 436 of the total reported terrorist attacks (about 36 percent) across Pakistan exclusively targeted security forces and law enforcement agencies. In retaliation to the terrorists the security forces launched a total of 130 operational strikes against militants in 23 districts and regions of Pakistan, most of them in the North Waziristan and Khyber agencies of FATA. About 1,917 militants, nine civilians, one FC soldier and three army troops were killed.

The report also highlights challenges faced by Pakistan’s internal security during 2014. However, growing faith-based violence and hatred increased notably.