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Pakistan Monthly Security Reports
 
Pakistan Security Report (September 2013)


Published: Oct 14, 2013

After a relative decline in previous month, the number of terrorist attacks significantly increased in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) in the month of September. Terrorism-related casualties phenomenally rose in KP mainly due to two lethal attacks in Peshawar that targeted ...
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Pakistan Security Report (August 2013)


Published: Sep 11, 2013

While the number of reported terrorist attacks and consequent casualties from FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) considerably declined in the month under review, the security situation in Karachi and Balochistan further deteriorated. Nonetheless, security forces launched...
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Pakistan Security Report (July 2013)


Published: August 8, 2013

The vulnerabilities of Pakistan’s political leadership, federal and provincial administrations and security forces to counter the threat of terrorism were once again exposed as the militants managed to hit some high value targets in the month of July including D.I. Khan’s central jail...
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Pakistan Security Report (June 2013)


Published: July 8, 2013

In the month of June, the number of reported terrorist attacks across Pakistan decreased by 34 percent, compared to previous month, but the number of people killed in these attacks increased by about 17 percent, mainly due to some lethal sectarian-related suicide attacks that...
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Pakistan Security Report (May 2013)


Published: June 13, 2013

A total of 197 terrorist attacks were reported across Pakistan in the month of May–one less than previous month–which claimed the lives of 242 people, representing an increase of over 32 percent compared to previous month, besides injuring 827 others. Out of the total, as many as ...
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Pakistan Security Report (April 2013)


Published: May 8, 2013

As many as 198 terrorist attacks were reported across Pakistan in the month under review, representing an increase of over 30 percent as compared to previous month, which claimed the lives of 183 people besides injuring another 603. As in previous month, the increase in ...
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Pakistan Security Report (March 2013)


Published: April 11, 2013

A total of 152 terrorist attacks were reported across Pakistan, including five suicide blasts, during the month of March, representing an increase of about 18 percent as compared to previous month, which left 220 people dead, 11 percent less than those killed in such attacks in previous...
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Pakistan Security Report (February 2013)


Published: March 11, 2013

Heightened sectarian violence continued to play havoc with the lives of people, particularly in Quetta and Karachi, in the month of February. More than 48 percent of the overall reported fatalities in terrorist attacks across Pakistan were caused by sectarian-related attacks...
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Pakistan Security Report (January 2013)


Published: February 13, 2013

Apart from an overall increase in the number of terrorist attacks and consequent casualties as compared to previous month, January 2013 witnessed a horrible mass murder of Hazara Shia community in a twin suicide blast in Quetta that led to the imposition of Governor’s rule...
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Pakistan Security Report (December 2012)


Published: January 11, 2013

Balochistan was the worst volatile region of Pakistan in the reporting month where nationalist insurgents intensified their activities across the province. The mounting sectarian killings and the attacks by militants on security forces besides the politically-motivated targeted killings...
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Pakistan Security Report (November 2012)


Published: January 3, 2013

Sectarian violence escalated across the country in the Islamic month of Muharram and Ashura processions–Shia mourning processions observed on 10th of Muharram–were frequently targeted by the Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and banned sectarian groups. Targeted killing...
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Pakistan Security Report (October 2012)


Published: November 20, 2012

The overall reported incidents of violence in country increased by 20 percent in the month of October as compared to previous month. The number of fatalities in these incidents also increased by 13 percent however the number of people injured decreased by about 7 percent...
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Pakistan Security Report (September 2012)


Published: November 20, 2012

The security landscape of the country remained volatile amid intensified terrorist attacks on civilians in Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) during the reporting month. Sectarian and ethno-political violence further...
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Pakistan Security Report (August 2012)


Published: November 20, 2012

Frequent insurgent attacks in Balochistan, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) assaults in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), sectarian-related terrorist attacks in Karachi, Balochistan, Gilgit and KP and incidents of political and ethnic...
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Pakistan Security Report (July 2012)


Published: October 10, 2012

The number of terrorist attacks reported from across Pakistan increased by 20 percent in the month of July as compared to previous month whereas the number of fatalities in these attacks decreased by about 17 percent. The number of overall incidents of violence remained...
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Pakistan Security Report (June 2012)


Published: October 10, 2012

Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), factions of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) and Baloch nationalist insurgents were mainly behind the deteriorated security and law and order situation of Pakistan in the reporting month. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber ...
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Pakistan Security Report (May 2012)


Published: June 14, 2012

The security landscape of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Balochistan and Karachi remained volatile in the reporting month. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliated groups stepped up their attacks ...
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Pakistan Security Report (April 2012)


Published: May 18, 2012

Persistent attacks by Baloch insurgents in Balochistan and Taliban militants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and FATA, and mounting sectarian violence in Quetta, Gilgit-Baltistan and Karachi further deteriorated the volatile security landscape of Pakistan during the...
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Pakistan Security Report (March 2012)


Published: April 13, 2012

The spree of terrorist attacks on security forces, educational institutions, political and sectarian rivals, pro-government tribesmen, public property/state installations and civilians continued in the month of March. Nonetheless in security forces’ military and search and hunt...
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Pakistan Security Report (February 2012)


Published: March 16, 2012

Intensified sectarian-related terrorist attacks, repeated attacks by militants and nationalist insurgents on security forces, civilians and state installations, and a new trend of attacks on railway tracks by Sindhi nationalists, mainly in interior Sindh, were among...
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Pakistan Security Report (January 2012)


Published: February 14, 2012

Intensified ambushes and attacks by Taliban militants on security forces and tribal lashkars, or locally raised armed groups to secure peace, in FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, frequent attacks by nationalist insurgents on law enforcement agencies, political leaders...
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Pakistan Security Report (December 2011)


Published: January 11, 2012

Militants increasingly targeted security forces, their check posts and convoys mainly in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan. About 30 percent of the total terrorist attacks reported across Pakistan in the month...
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Pakistan Security Report (November 2011)


Published: December 28, 2011

The November 26 NATO airstrikes on two Pakistani military check posts in Mohmand Agency in FATA, which resulted in killing of 26 Pakistani soldiers, subsequent suspension of land route supplies to NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan, and vacation of Shamsi Airbase ...
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Pakistan Security Report (October 2011)


Published: November 15, 2011

In view of escalating number of terrorist attacks security situation further deteriorated as militants stepped up their assaults against Pakistani security forces and anti-Taliban peace committees in tribal areas and Khyber Pkhtunkhwa (KP). Meanwhile after a series of high profile ...
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Pakistan Security Report (September 2011)


Published: October 06, 2011

Reporting month saw mounting violence across Pakistan on account of militant attacks, clashes of the security forces and militants as well as sectarian and ethno political violence. Few incidents of criminal violence were also witnessed. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and tribal...
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Pakistan Security Report (August 2011)


Published: September 09, 2011

This month a new trend of female suicide bombing emerged on Pakistan’s security landscape. The August 11 suicide attack in Peshawar—coming after a lull of almost two months—was third documented incidents in which police confirmed involvement of a woman...
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Pakistan Security Report (July 2011)


Published: August 08, 2011

During the reporting month violence increased manifold in the country owing to deteriorating security situation. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) attacks on security check posts and patrolling convoys coupled with...
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Pakistan Security Report (June 2011)


Published: July 13, 2011

The upsurge witnessed in militant assails across the country in the aftermath of Osama Bin Laden’s killing subsided as the number of such attacks was comparatively low in June. Most of these attacks were confined to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and the Federally Administered...
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Pakistan Security Report (May 2011)


Published: June 12, 2011

In the wake of former Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden’s killing—in a May 2 US Navy Seals raid in Abbotabad, a city some 60 kilometers north of Pakistan's capital of Islamabad—the abysmal security situation deteriorated further as Thrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and...
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Pakistan Security Report (April 2011)


Published: May 10, 2011

With no let up in violence Pakistan’s security situation showed no signs of improvement. This month’s security landscape was marred with mounting assaults and ambushes of the militants against security forces’ check posts and their patrolling convoys in Khyber ...
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Pakistan Security Report (March 2011)


Published: April 12, 2011

Pakistan’s security landscape was marred with –less intensive—but growing trend of urban terrorism, sectarian and ethno-political violence throughout the month. Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)—a network of anti-state tribal militant outfits—repeatedly hit major urban ...
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Pakistan Security Report (February 2011)


Published: March 14, 2011

After lying low for whole winter Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan’s (TTP) )—a conglomerate of anti-state tribal militant groups—reasserted itself by carrying out multiple coordinated attacks in major urban centers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), with easy access and accuracy...
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Pakistan Security Report (January 2011)


Published: February 11, 2011

With no let up in violence Pakistan’s security landscape was once again marred by a combination of Taliban militancy, Baloch nationalist insurgency, sectarian and incidents of ethno political violence. Notwithstanding the stepped up counter-militancy offensive of the...........
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Pakistan Security Report (December 2010)


Published: January 20, 2011

At the sun set of 2010 Pakistan found itself in the eye of storm. Marred with political instability, economic melt down and social polarization the security landscape of the country showed no signs of improvement either. Though overall levels of violence subsided in the country ...........
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Pakistan Security Report (November 2010)


Published: December 07, 2010

Pakistan’s security landscape was punctuated with mounting militant attacks, sporadic incidents of ethno-political violence, renewed wave of ambushes against the security forces’ convoys in conflict-hit areas coupled with sectarian tensions. The suicide attacks on the office...........
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Pakistan Security Report (October 2010)


Published: November 10, 2010

Pakistan’s security situation showed no signs of improvement as the country continued to face wave of attacks on worship places and shrines, ethno political violence, sectarian strife and nationalist insurgency. Tensions between US-led International Security Assistance...........
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Pakistan Security Report (September 2010)


Published: October 11, 2010

With no respite and let up in violence security situation continued to deteriorate both at external and internal fronts. At the external front tensions were high between Pakistan and US-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) over repeated violations of ...........
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Pakistan Security Report (August 2010)


Published: September 03, 2010

Amid ongoing floods and ensuing devastation the security situation of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA) remained unstable. Taking advantage of the natural calamity—like 2005 earthquake-- many banned militant outfits...........
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Pakistan Security Report (July 2010)


Published: August 09, 2010

In face of major operational setbacks during the military operations, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) struck again with the target killing of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain’s only son in Nowshehra district followed by a suicide attack...........
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Pakistan Security Report (June 2010)


Published: July 07, 2010

The security forces announced completion of ongoing major military operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan Agency and declared the area safe for return of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Moreover, they consolidated their grips in Bajaur and Orakzai Agencies...........
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Pakistan Security Report (May 2010)


Published: June 08, 2010

Although the security forces further consolidated their grip in South Waziristan, Bajaur and Orakzai Agencies in the tribal areas, the resurfacing of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Hakeemullah Mehsud and a recent video released by TTP Media Department shows...........
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Pakistan Security Report (April 2010)


Published: May 07, 2010

The security forces scored major victories against the militants in South Waziristan, FR Peshawar and Bajaur Agencies in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA); while another joint operation of military and paramilitary forces was launched in Kala Dhaka..........
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Pakistan Security Report (March 2010)


Published: April 15, 2010

This reporting month the security forces continued to score major victories against the militants in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan (FATA). A relative lull and hiatus in the activities of the militants manifested the successful military strategy of the..........
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Pakistan Security Report (February 2010)


Published: March 09, 2010

This reporting month the security forces scored two major victories against the militants in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Government’s writ was restored in Bajaur and South Waziristan Agencies (two strong holds of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan). The ..........
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Pakistan Security Report (January 2010)


Published: February 08, 2010

The overall security situation of the country continued to plummet in the wake of ongoing militancy, nationalist insurgency, incidents of ethno political violence and sectarian attacks/clashes throughout the country. Major military offensives were underway..........
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Pakistan Security Report (December 2009)


Published: January 12, 2010

As the year drew to a close the security situation of the country plummet to volatility. The major military offensive Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan Agency entered its second phase and the militants continued wrecking havoc with the law and order situation in the major.........
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Pakistan Security Report (November 2009)


Published: December 8, 2009

The security situation of the country remained precarious during the reporting month. The major counter-terrorism operation Rah-e-Nijat in South Waziristan Agency has entered in its 5th week and so far more than 90% of the area (according to official claims) has been cleared.........
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Pakistan Security Report (October 2009)


Published: November 10, 2009

This month the whole country reverberated with terrorist attacks as terrorists staged an impressive come back in the wake of recently initiated Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the militant stronghold South Waziristan Agency. The nucleus of terrorist and counter terrorist.........
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Pakistan Security Report (September 2009)


Published: October 15, 2009

The overall security situation of the country showed a mixed trend during the reporting month. The provinces of Punjab, Sindh except Karachi and the federal capital remained peaceful as there were fewer attacks reported in these areas during the month. On the other hand............
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Pakistan Security Report (August 2009)


Published: September 14, 2009

The overall security landscape of the country showed a mixed trend during the month of August, as there was neither peace nor unrest as such. This month 206 people were killed and 437 were injured countrywide in 227 reported terrorist/insurgent attacks. Balochistan was ............
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Pakistan Security Report (July 2009)


Published: August 13, 2009

The overall security situation in Pakistan remained volatile during the month of July. In 231 reported terrorist/insurgent attacks 203 people were killed and 517 were injured. The North West Frontier Province (NWFP) was the worst hit area of the country as most of the ............
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Pakistan Security Report (June 2009)


Published: July 10, 2009

North West Frontier Province (NWFP) faced the highest number of attacks that caused about 60 percent of the total casualties in terrorist attacks in Pakistan and lethal damages in the reporting month. The security operation against militants still continues in NWFP and parts ............
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Pakistan Security Report (May 2009)


Published: June 15, 2009

May was the month of violence for North West Frontier Province (NWFP) where more than 60 percent of the total terrorist attacks in Pakistan took place during the month. Parts of the province are also witnessing massive military operations against the Taliban militants............
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Pakistan Security Report (April 2009)


Published: May 13, 2009

In April 2009, a total of 229 terrorist, insurgent and sectarian attacks were reported across the country. These attacks killed 468 people and injured 237. The highest number of attacks was reported from North Western Frontier Province, NWFP (99), followed by ...........
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Pakistan Security Report (March 2009)


Published: April 10, 2009

Pakistan faced 200 terrorist/insurgent attacks during the month of March that killed 265 people besides injuring 547 others. Security forces continued limited operations in parts of NWFP (3 attacks), FATA (6), Balochistan (3) and Punjab (1 in Lahore), and 158 people ...........
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Pakistan Security Report (February 2009)


Published: March 6, 2009

As many as 223 terrorist and insurgent attacks killed 213 people and injured another 490 across Pakistan during February 2009. Five incidents of clashes between security forces and militants/insurgents (4 in NWFP and 1 in Balochistan) killed 33 people and...........
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Pakistan Security Report (January 2009)


Published: February 9, 2009

Pakistan remained in the grip of religious militancy, nationalist insurgency and sectarian-related terrorism during the month of January. There were reported 272 terrorist attacks (including Baloch insurgents’ attacks and sectarian-related attacks), 13 incidents of clashes ...........
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Pakistan Security Report (December 2008)


Published: January 20, 2009

The NWFP was the most volatile region during December 2008 where 133 terrorist attacks including 5 suicide attacks by the militants killed 174 and injured another 302 people, mostly civilians. As many as 15 security operations were launched in Swat alone, and...........
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Pakistan Security Report (November 2008)


Published: December 31, 2008

Pakistan’s security situation in November on the whole was as discontented as it was reported in the last month. However the number of operational attacks, militancy in the NWFP, and ethno-political violence in Karachi increased during reporting month. Another significant ...........
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Pakistan Security Report (October 2008)


Published: December 31, 2008

The overall security situation in Pakistan remained threatening during the month of October. As many as 989 lives were lost during the month including civilians, militants and security forces personnel in addition to huge loss to property and a tremendous wave of terror to...........
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