Tuesday , March 31 2020

TTP, ISIS are threat to Pakistan’s security despite decline in threats

Pakistan Institute for Peace and Studies (PIPS) has released the report that said, despite 29% decrease in terrorist attacks, the ISIS and TTP continue to be threat for Pakistan’s security.

In 2018, around 595 people were killed in the act of terrorism in the country. The report revealed that about 38% were killed in five massive attacks, which were claimed by ISIS in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

354 alone were killed in Balochistan, which is 59% of the total toll and the attacks were mainly claimed by the ISIS. At least 262 terrorist attacks, including 19 suicide bombings occurred in Pakistan in 2018 and 171 were set up by the  TTP and its related organizations, the report said.

Nationalist insurgent groups also killed around ninty-six people in Balochistan and Sindh and 50 people were killed in sectarian fights in the two  neighbouring provinces.

It is reported taht almost 120 militants have been killed by law keeping agencies during 2018.


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