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Terrorist Attacks in Pakistan: Past 3 Year's Figures

In the following chart is the data on terrorist and non-terrorist attacks (security forces, operational etc.) and causalities due these attacks taking place in Pakistan during the past 3 years combined. It should be noted that all these attacks and causalities are a direct result of the "war on terror" going on for past seven years in Pakistan's neighbour, namely, Afghanistan. The highest number of attacks took place in NWFP, 1,009 (the province which shares a borderline with Afghanistan), followed by Balochistan, 682, and the Tribal Areas, 385.Only 35 took place in Punjab, 25 in Sindh and 7 in Islamabad.

Total Attacks and Causalities During Last Three Years in Pakistan:

Year

Total Attacks*

Annual Increase (in %)

Killed

Injured

2005

254

 

216

571

2006

675

159%

907

1,543

2007

1,0503

129%

3,448

5,353

2008

2,577

43%

7,997

9,670

 
Ironically, the military operations by security forces of Pakistan against terrorist organizations have done more harm than any good. These operational attacks alone have killed 3,182 people, according to a report. And, this death toll surpasses the number of killings by terrorist attacks.

This chart has been published in the Pakistan Security Report 2008 by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies, or in short, PIPS. The PIPS is an independent, non-profit nongovernmental research think-tank. Its office is located in Islamabad. You can visit their official web-site at www.san-pips.com.

* The attacks combine "causalities in clashes between security forces and terrorists, sectarian clashes between tribes, border clashes and incidents of operational and political violence."

4 did criticisms:

Saad Javed said...

Makes you sigh. And makes you wonder your sanity. And makes you ask questions. Whose war are we fighting?

Abdullah Shahid said...

Wow, what a 'blowing' country we have.

alia said...

Can you guide me as to where I can find the specific date and day of each of these incidents. I am looking up some research in finding a method to these incidents
thanks

Umer Toor said...

@ Alia,

Hi. I found this data in an annual report of PIPS (Pakistan Institute for Peace studies). ou can even find the report on pips website in PDF. Here's the url: http://san-pips.com/

I rue for replying you back late as i couldn't find the copy of the report I had. Fortunately its available on their site.

And where would you publish your thesis (if it is to be made public)?

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