Eight persons, including three Security Officials,
were injured in two separate explosions in Chaman District of
Balochistan. The first explosion took place near an under-construction
building on Chaman’s Mall Road injuring two persons. Second explosion
targeted a Police Check Post in the same area and injured six
persons, including three Security Officials.
The report compiled by the Pakistan Institute
for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) shows that terrorists
carried out 23 suicide attacks in different parts of the country
in 2017, whereas 2016 and 2015 had witnessed 17 and 18 such incidents,
1,387 people, including 585 civilians, 555 militants
and 247 SFs personnel, were killed and 1,965 people, including
1,580 civilians, were injured in militancy-related incidents,
including militant attacks and SFs actions. Militants carried
out at least 420 attacks in which 912 people, including 584 civilians,
225 SFs personnel and 103 militants, were killed and 1,877 injured.
SFs conducted 522 operations in which left 475 people, including
452 militants and 22 SFs personnel, dead and 88 people injured.
SFs also arrested 1,760 suspected militants during 2017.
The year 2017 saw the highest number of militant
attacks in Balochistan where 183 militant attacks took place in
which 308 people, including 208 civilians and 84 SFs personnel,
were killed and 572 people suffered injuries. The province remained
target of a variety of militant groups, including sub-nationalist
militants, sectarian and international militant groups. Overall
43pc of the total militant attacks in the country were recorded
in Balochistan and 10 out of 23 suicide attacks (43pc) took place
in the province. SFs conducted 134 operations against militants
in Balochistan in which 112 militants were killed and 657 arrested.
102 militant attacks were recorded in Federally
Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in which 339 people, including
206 civilians, 65 SFs and 68 militants, were killed and 858 people,
including 629 civilians, suffered injuries. As many as 58 security
operations were reported from FATA in which 84 militants and five
SFs were killed. SFs also arrested at least 79 suspects from FATA.
SFs conducted at least four actions in Azad Kashmir
in which 12 suspected militants were arrested. Fourteen suspected
militants were arrested from Gilgit-Baltistan region in two Sfs
actions while four suspects were arrested in three actions in
KP witnessed significant improvement in security
situation as all indicators saw negative trends. There was 40pc
decline in the number of militant attacks and 47pc decline in
the number of deaths in the province. A total of 75 militant attacks
were recorded in KP in which 92 people, including 43 civilians,
34 SFs personnel and 15 militants, were killed while 175 people,
including 136 civilians, were injured. KP saw the second highest
number of suicide attacks during the year as at least six suicide
attacks were reported from the province. In 2016, five suicide
attacks took place in the province. SFs conducted at least 103
actions against militants in which 543 suspects were arrested
and 41 killed during 2017.
Sindh saw a 40pc decrease in militant attacks,
but with 84pc increase in the number of deaths during 2017. Militants
carried out 40 attacks in the province killing 112 people, including
92 civilians and 17 SFs personnel. Another 303 people were injured
in these attacks. The province saw one suicide attack during 2017.
SFs conducted at least 98 actions against militants in which 110
suspects were killed and 153 arrested.
Punjab witnessed seven per cent increase in militant
attacks, but there was 37pc decline in deaths. During the year,
15 militant attacks took place in the province in which 59 people,
including 34 civilians and 24 SFs personnel, were killed and 208
people, all of them civilians, suffered injuries. The province
also witnessed three suicide bombings one more than 2016. SFs
conducted 119 operations against militants in the province in
which 105 militants were killed and 298 arrested.
Two militant attacks were reported from Azad Jammu
and Kashmir in which one civilian died and five were injured.
Three violent militant activities of low intensity were reported
from Islamabad in which one person lost his life. No violent militant
activity was reported from Gilgit-Baltistan region.