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January 2, 2015

5,457 people killed in 391 terror attacks in 2014


January 2, 2015

As many as 5,457 people were killed in 391 terrorist incidents that resulted in the rise in death toll in the terror attacks since 2003 to 55,973, making Pakistan the worst victim in the ongoing global war on terrorism.
According to the statistics compiled by South Asian Terrorism Portal (SATP) 463 people were killed in January, 411 in February, 222 in March, 266 in April, 353 in May, 785 in June, 473 in July, 350 in August, 487 in September, 421 in October, 584 in November and 642 people in December 2014.
Pakistan suffered 391 terror incidents in 2014 with 36 occurred in January, 36 in February, 17 in March, 26 in April, 27 in May, 41 in June, 37 in July, 25 in August, 34 in September, 37 in October, 42 in November and 33 in December. The terror attack on Army Public School on December 16 killing 147 people including 136 children was one of the worst terror attacks this year that jolted the entire nation.
In other terror incidents occurred this year SP CID Chaudhry Aslam was killed along with two other officers on January 9, 2014 when the bomb targeted their convoy on the Lyari Expressway in Karachi.
The early morning gun and bomb attack on the district courts in the heart of Islamabad on March 3 left 11 people, including a district and sessions judge, dead and 29 injured.
On April 8 a bomb tore through a bustling fruit and vegetable market in Islamabad, killing at least 22 people at the time when the government and Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan were carrying out dialogues for a peaceful solution to the terrorism.
Some 48 people, including children and security personnel, were killed and 70 others injured in a suicide attack on November 2, minutes after the flag-lowering ceremony at the Pakistan-India border.
The terrorists attacked Jinnah International Airport in Karachi on June 8 in which 19 people were killed and 25 injured.
A total of 55,973 people were killed from 2003 to 2014 in Pakistan and year 2009 was the worst

for the Pakistani nation when 11,704 people lost their lives in the terror incidents.
In all, 189 people were killed in 2003; 863 in 2004; 648 in 2005; 1,471 in 2006; 3,598 in 2007; 6,715 in 2008; 11,704 in 2009; 7,435 in 2010; 6,303 in 2011; 6,211 in 2012; 5,379 in 2013; and 5,457 in 2014.
Some 6,027 security force personnel sacrificed their lives in the terror incidents while 19,930 civilians and 30,016 terrorists were killed especially in the restive areas of the Fata region. According to the National Security documents, the national economy has so far suffered a loss worth 78 billion dollars due to the terror incidents since 2003.

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