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 killed by drones
416 – 951
Pakistani security forces
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
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