588 dead, 1,007 injured in 821 acts of terrorism

Published: October 12, 2015
Interior division releases data for first eight months of current year. PHOTO: FILE

Interior division releases data for first eight months of current year. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Some 588 people were killed and another 1,007 sustained injuries in 821 incidents of terrorism in the country during the first eight months of the year.

This was revealed in a month-wise break-up issued by the interior division for the period between January and September 2015. January and May proved to be the deadliest months with 121 and 137 fatalities respectively. February turned out to be the safest month with only nine dead in acts of terrorism.

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According to the Interior Division figures, 122 people were killed and 174 injured in 124 incidents of terrorism during the month of January.

Similarly, in 10 terrorism-related incidents during February, nine people were killed and 49 injured, in March 86 acts of terrorism occurred in which 45 persons were killed and 141 injured and in 113 incidents during month of April, 59 lost their lives and 110 got injured.

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The data further revealed that the month of May witnessed 121 incidents of terrorism with 137 fatalities and injuries to 162 people. In June, there were 70 such incidents in which there were 50 dead and 55 injured, July saw 116 terror acts that left 65 people dead and 131 injured while in August, 61 people were killed and 77 injured in 82 incidents of terrorism.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 12th, 2015.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Umair
    Oct 12, 2015 - 11:51AM

    Thank you Raheel Sharif!Recommend

  • Glowing Pakistan
    Oct 12, 2015 - 1:14PM

    I remember in 2013 some 2500 people dead in Karachi only. Slowly and steady we are coming out of this mess.Recommend

  • Farhan
    Oct 12, 2015 - 6:21PM

    I don’t believe these statistics. The try number of dead is much higher.Recommend

  • cautious
    Oct 12, 2015 - 8:20PM

    Nice article. You wouldn’t know that there had been 821 terrorist actions or almost 600 killed based on reading the daily newspapers – apparently these terrorist attacks aren’t newsworthy or they aren’t readily disclosed by the govt.Recommend

  • Gambhir
    Oct 12, 2015 - 8:50PM

    And yet, you have time to worry and rant and rave about the plight of Muslims in every other country.

    1. How many Muslims died in sect related riots or incidents in India during the same period?
    2. How many mosques were bombed?
    3. How many air raids against Muslim citizens were conducted by the Indian State?Recommend

  • Skywalker
    Oct 13, 2015 - 3:35AM

    Thanks NS for attempting to cleanup the mess created by Army in the first place.
    I am surprised to see so few comments here. If it was India we would be seeing a lot. That shows how much we really care when muslims fight amongst themselves.

    Keep up the bias fellas.Recommend

  • Kamran
    Oct 13, 2015 - 6:25AM

    Who are these insane people analysing acts of terrorism been improved by lesser numbers , this is not stock market, if people believe in numbers than there should be zero deaths related to terrorism , because even if one person dies due to terror terrorism, it kills and destroys his whole family, i am sure bloggers have not experienced this loss. Recommend

  • ajeet
    Oct 13, 2015 - 6:46AM

    This is what happens when you lit a fire and hope the neighbors house alone will burn.Recommend

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