80,000 Pakistanis killed in US 'War on Terror': report

Study says around 1.3 million people killed - directly and indirectly - in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan


Web Desk March 29, 2015
A US Army soldier searches an Afghan man during a patrol near Baraki Barak base in Logar Province. PHOTO: AFP

At least 80,000 Pakistanis have been killed in the US-led War on Terror, a study conducted by a group of international physicians' organisations revealed.

A report titled "Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the 'War on Terror" was released by the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, along with Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for Global Survival.

Below are the numbers of casualties in Pakistan from 2004 until the end of 2013.




























Civilians



48,504



Journalists



45



Civilians killed by drones



416 – 951



Pakistani security forces



5,498



Militants



26,862



Total



81,325 – 81,860



The study concluded that around 1.3 million people were killed, both directly and indirectly, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of US-led wars in the region in more than a decade.

The investigation scoured the results of individual studies and data published by United Nations organisations, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. It added that one million people were killed in Iraq and 220,000 in Afghanistan as a result of the war.

"The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware," the study's authors write. "And this is only a conservative estimate. The total number of deaths in the three countries... could also be in excess of 2 million."

This piece was originally published on Digital Journal

COMMENTS (18)

LifeH2O | 5 years ago | Reply Those 80,000, they live on borders and remote areas to protect Pakistan from Taliban, Afghan, Kurd, Iraqis, Americans, Indians etc. They are not normal humans. We will produce more of them so that Pakistani can live safe and sound
Asok | 6 years ago | Reply 80,000, a magic number! Let me think, where have I see that before? Oh yeah, the claimed number of Kashmiris killed by Indian security forces? Is there some special Pakistani significance to this number?
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