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January 18, 2020

Terrorist attacks fall

Lahore

January 18, 2020

Islamabad:Down by about 18 per cent from the previous month, 14 terrorist attacks were recorded in Pakistan during the last month of 2019. These attacks claimed 16 lives-compared to 27 in the month before-and injured 24 others, informs the Pakistan Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS).

The 16 people killed in terrorist attacks included 8 personnel of security and law enforcement agencies (4 FC men, 3 policemen, and one army soldier), 5 civilians, and three militants. Over 78 percent of the total reported attacks in Pakistan in December concentrated in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), where 11 reported attacks killed 16 people. Three attacks happened in Balochistan that did not cause any casualty.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other Pakistani Taliban groups perpetrated 12 attacks that claimed 16 lives and wounded 24 others. Baloch insurgent groups carried out 2 low intensity attacks, which caused no casualty.