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Over 500 killed in Pakisan due to 370 terrorist attacks in 2019

Over 500 killed in Pakisan due to 370 terrorist attacks in 2019.

According to CRSS data, the year 2019 ended with some 370 terrorist attacks.

Over 500 killed in Pakisan

Because of these attacks, 518 innocent people lost their lives.

However, Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) data also noted nearly 31 percent reduction in terror and counter-terror fatalities.

The CRSS concluded it while compring total figures of 2018.

The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)’s splinter groups and Daesh claimed responsibility for 12 and one attacks, respectively.

But their own ranks reduced to nearly 30pc while civilian casualties declined by about 36pc.

The year 2019 also witnessed 30.71pc drop in fatalities to 679 as compated to 980 in 2018.

The largest drop in fatalities observed in Balochistan (44.2pc). Fata followed the drop (39pc), Sindh (19pc) and Punjab (11.8pc).

However, for the first time since 2004, no drone attack reported in 2019.

Nearly 370 terror attacks in the country in 2019 left 518 people dead while 400 terror attacks reported in 2018.

Meanwhile, suicide attacks also dropped from 26 in 2018 to 09 in 2019.

These attacks also resulted in the loss of 295 lives in 2018 but the fatalities dropped to 56 in 2019.

Though civilians were the most affected, the overall civilian fatalities declined by about 36pc. Government and security officials’ fatalities decreased by 19pc while militants and insurgents had a 30pc drop in their fatalities.

In 2019, no drone attack was reported compared to four in 2018 that resulted in the death of 13 militants.

Only two militant outfits, TTP and Daesh continued claiming responsibilities for terror attacks. However, the number of these attacks and associated fatalities dropped significantly.

One of the causes in bringing militancy under control was the apprehension of militants belonging to banned outfits.

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