The Independent Center for Research and Security Studies, based in Islamabad, has announced in a report that the number of casualties resulting from terrorist attacks in this country has increased. In the first nine months of the current year, over 700 security personnel and civilians in Pakistan have lost their lives due to these attacks.
This centre, on Saturday, released a new report stating that two bordering states with Afghanistan have borne 92 per cent of the total casualties.
According to this report, the number of casualties from terrorist attacks in the current year has increased by about 19 per cent compared to 2022.
The Independent Center for Research and Security Studies in Islamabad emphasized that “Pakistani security forces have lost a minimum of 386 personnel, including 137 army soldiers and 208 police officers, which account for 36 per cent of all casualties, in the first nine months of 2023, the highest figure in the past eight years.”
The centre also mentioned that 33 insurgents of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), a banned militant group, were killed.
Meanwhile, in recent incidents in the Mastung region of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northwest Pakistan, more than 60 people were killed, and more than 60 others were injured in two explosions.
Furthermore, the responsibility for most of the attacks in Pakistan has been claimed by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and ISIS.
However, Pakistani authorities have previously claimed that most terrorist attacks in the country are planned from Afghanistan’s soil and have accused the Taliban administration of harbouring members of the Pakistani Taliban on Afghanistan’s soil.
On the other hand, the Taliban authorities have rejected the allegations of planning terrorist activities on Afghanistan’s soil and emphasized that Afghanistan will not be used against any country.