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Militant Attacks Drop by 36 Pc in Pakistan, Casualties Remain Same: Report

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

According to a new statistic by Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security (PICSS), Pakistan saw a relatively calm March, with fewer militant attacks than in February, while resultant casualties remained almost the same as in February 2023.

The report revealed that there had been a 36 per cent decline in militant attacks during March in comparison to the previous month. However, the number of causalities remained the same, the report said.

The report added that 37 attacks had been recorded during March, in which 57 people lost their lives, and 72 others were injured. In February, 59 people were killed in 58 attacks, and 134 were wounded, local media reported.

As per the report, the number of suicide attacks has declined compared to March, one such attack was reported during March, but there were three attacks in February.

The document also shows that security forces foiled several deadly attacks by eliminating 38 suspected militants and arresting more than 35 others during the March.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan are among the highest-recorded attack in Pakistan.

In comparison to February, the KP witnessed a rise in militancy with 16 attacks, killing 21 people and injuring 30 others. In February, the number of attacks was 13, killing six and wounding 8 eight others.

Balochistan recorded the second-most province with the highest number of attacks after KP. Though there was a 50 per cent decline in the number of attacks compared to February, the number of causalities remained the same. The militants carried out 11 attacks in March, killing 28 people and injuring 35.

Most of the attacks were carried out by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and some other was claimed by Balochistan Liberty Army (BLA).

However, activity was not reported in March from Punjab, Islamabad, Gilgit-Baltistan and other parts of the country.

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