Deadly suicide bombings declining in Pakistan: Report

Pakistan Body Count reports 44 incidents in 2011 as compared to 90 in year 2009.


Ema Anis June 13, 2012

The trend of deadly suicide bombings in Pakistan took its toll in the year 2009 with 90 incidents, but subsequently declined in the following years, according to an analysis by Pakistan Body Count. The year 2011 saw 44 suicide bombings, while the current year has seen 16 bombings as yet.

Pakistan Body Count, which is only available online, maintains a history and timeline of suicide bombings and drone attacks in the country, with data collected from media reports, hospitals and the internet.

According to the data, the year 2009 which saw the most suicide bombings had 1,090 people killed and 3,462 injured.

The highest number of people killed was 1,153 in the year 2010 of 58 suicide bombings.

In 2011, around 625 people lost their lives while 1,386 got injured, and in the current year, 119 have been killed and 254 injured as yet.

Suicide bombings in the country have killed a total number of 5,205 people and injured 13,618, according to the website.

The data of suicide attacks, deaths and injuries from 2002-2011 is represented as follows:

 






































































Year



Suicide attacks



Killed



Injured



2002



2



27



91



2003



2



65



115



2004



8



82



399



2005



4



83



230



2006



9



161



230



2007



57



842



2,008



2008



61



940



2,426



2009



90



1,090



3,462



2010



58



1,153



2,954



2011



44



625



1,386



 

Correction: In an earlier version of the story, suicide attacks was mistakenly written as drone attacks at two instances. The error is regretted.

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COMMENTS (16)

bigsaf | 8 years ago | Reply

@Pungi: @Dr. Syed R. Ali: @Proud Pakistani:

There were a good number of bomb attacks and massacres in Pakistan pre-2001 and untrue to claim otherwise. Just not as 'suicide bombing' (a tactic made popular by Al Qaeda in Iraq in 2003) or as frequent since the militants weren't challenged. It spiralled out of control post Lal Masjid in 2007, and has little to do with closing the NATO routes as some conspiracists ridiculously suggest.

http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/pakistan/database/majorinc2004.htm

Dr.A.Tewari | 8 years ago | Reply

Support for Drone strikes seems to be increasing in Pakistan which is a good sign . Now govt. should open the supply route despite of popular opposition to it . The war against terrorism is in the interest of both India and Pakistan and rest of the world .Those who created them in the past are now determind to eliminate them and we should support their efforts .

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