ISLAMABAD: The number of deaths in terrorist attacks declined by 48 percent in 2015 compared to 2014, said an annual report issued by Pak Institute of Peace Studies (PIPS).
According to the report, 625 terrorist attacks were witnessed in the country in which at least 1,069 people lost their lives, while 1,443 people sustained injuries.
The report said deaths in sectarian violence in 2015 surged by 7 percent with 272 people killed as compared to 225 such killings in year 2014.
Six-thirty civilians, 318 personnel of security and law enforcement agencies and 121 militants were killed in year 2015, the report said.
PIPS report added that 125 terrorist attacks were witnessed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in which 206 people were killed, while Balochistan province faced 218 terrorist acts in which 257 lost their lives in year 2015.
The report showed Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) as the most disturbed region where 268 people were killed in 149 terrorist attacks.
“One hundred and two terrorist attacks were witnessed in Sindh, killing 251 people during the year 2015”, the report said, adding that out of 102 attacks 85 were carried out in Karachi alone where 150 people lost their lives.
Gilgit-Baltistan remained the most fortunate region of Pakistan in year 2015 as no casualty was reported there despite four terrorist attacks in the scenic region. However, fifteen people sustained injuries in those attacks.
Four people were killed in Pakistan’s Federal capital as a result of three attacks in 2015.