April observes 24% rise in militant attacks, casualties declined: PICSS Report
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
The number of militant attacks increased in the month of April as compared to March 2022. However, a visible decrease in causalities was also observed in April. A decline in terror attacks is anticipated in the wake of TTP’s unilateral ceasefire starting on the eve of Eid ul Fitr.
According to the statistics released by an Islamabad-based independent think tank, Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) the number of militant attacks increased by 24 percent during the month of April but alternatively the deaths and injuries decreased by 53 percent as compared to March 2022.
In April, the militants have carried out 34 attacks in which 55 people were killed including 34 security forces personnel, 13 civilians and 8 militants, and 25 people got injured including 11 security forces personnel and 14 civilians. The militants had carried out 26 attacks across the country in the month of March??? 2022, in which 115 people were killed and 288 people got injured.
In April 2022, most of the attacks took place in erstwhile FATA (tribal districts of KP), followed by main Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan. PICSS has recorded 16 militant attacks in erstwhile FATA in which 31 people were killed, including 21 security forces personnel, seven militants, and three civilians, while 10 people were injured, including six security forces personnel and four civilians. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, militants carried out ten attacks in which 17 people were killed, including 12 security forces personnel and five civilians, while six people got injured, of which three were civilian and three were security forces personnel.
In Balochistan four militant attacks were witnessed in which one security forces personnel and one civilian was killed while five people were injured, including one security forces personnel and four civilians. In Sindh four militant attacks took place in which four civilians and one militant got killed including four injured among which three were civilians and one was security forces personnel. The attacks in Karachi also include suicide bombing against Chinese teachers van in the University of Karachi.
In Punjab, no militant attack took place during the month. Meanwhile, Pakistani security forces carried out 22 actions against the militants in which 11 suspected militants were arrested and 27 militants were killed. Most of the arrests took place in the province of Punjab.