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Pakistan Security Report 2014: Terrorist attacks and fatalities fell by 30pc during 2014

A total of 1,206 terrorist attacks were carried out by militant, nationalist/insurgent and violent sectarian groups in Pakistan in the year 2014 including 26 suicide blasts, which claimed 1,723 lives besides injuring another 3,143. While the number of terrorist attacks in 2014 decreased by 30 percent from the year before, the overall number of people killed and injured in these attacks also decreased by 30 and 42 percent, respectively. These statistics were provided in Pakistan Security Report 2014, prepared and recently released by Pak Institute for Peace Studies.
The report further reveals that 436 of the total reported terrorist attacks (about 36 percent) across Pakistan exclusively targeted security forces and law enforcement agencies. Also, the comparative 30 percent decrease in the number of terrorist attacks reported across Pakistan in 2014 was marked by the decreased incidence of terrorist attacks in most regions of Pakistan, except Punjab and Islamabad.
The security forces launched a total of 130 operational strikes against militants in 23 districts and regions of Pakistan, most of them in the North Waziristan and Khyber agencies of FATA, which killed 1,917 militants besides nine civilians, one FC soldier and three army troops. <br>

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In 2014, Pak Institute for Peace Studies implemented a range of measures entailing research and analyses, policy advocacy and other planned activities in the following seven major areas: counter-extremism and de-radicalization; democracy and constitutionalism; interfaith harmony and co-existence; internal security; regional security and strategic studies; media for peace and democracy; and dialogue. In this context PIPS' main accomplishments during the year included: PIPS research journal "Conflict and Peace Studies"; several dialogues and policy seminars on issues linked to conflict and insecurity in Pakistan and the region; PIPS partnership with religious scholars in support of democracy and constitution; media productions and broadcasting to promote interfaith harmony and social cohesion; monitoring and documentation of incidents of violence and terrorism and management of PIPS digital database; and production and dissemination of moderate Islamic literature to counter extremists' narratives.

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