Skip to main content

Overview of terror attacks in Balochistan through the years

Feroz Khan

March 14, 2017

A picture from the explosion at Quetta’s Civil Hospital on August 8, 2016. At least 70 people were killed and as many as 112 injured in the blast. Photo: File

QUETTA: The recently launched Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is in full swing in Balochistan, which has witnessed about 128 explosions have occurred in Balochistan since 2014 till date, as per police records.

The operation was launched with the aim to extinct terrorism from the country.

In the 128 explosions, around 141 people have lost their lives. The statistics are based on the police data, which was available to the Geo News correspondent.

A breakdown of the statistics show that about 61 explosions including three suicide bombings occurred in Balochistan in 2014, in which 23 people were killed.

In 2015, about 31 explosions occurred, including one suicide bombing, which claimed the lives of 13 people. One police officer was killed in the bombings.

In comparison to 2014 and 2015, the year 2016 proved to be most violent as 33 explosions occurred including three suicide bombings. About 103 people, including two police officers and two FC personnel, were killed in the attacks.

In the two-and-a-half months of 2017, three explosions have occurred, which have claimed two lives and injured 25.

In the current year, about 49 operations have been conducted in which 71 suspects have been arrested, according to the police.

Operations against illegal immigrants are also ongoing and 801 illegal immigrants have been apprehended so far. Cases have been registered against the suspects under the Foreigners Act.

The provincial home ministry also revealed that about 1,359 combing operations and 15,640 intelligence operations have occurred in the province under National Action Plan in the last two years. Moreover, 552 terrorists and 23,805 criminals were arrested in these operations and about 9,469 weapons and 553,644 bullets were seized from them.

As many as 37 kidnappings and 22 cases of ethnic and religious terrorism were also reported in the two years.

Security situation in Quetta

Quetta DIG remarked that the city is constantly under threat from terrorists. In this regard, the security in Quetta has been tightened along the entry and exit points of the city. Police officers and FC personnel are strictly monitoring all the vehicles leaving or coming to the city


Popular posts from this blog

Balochistan Advocacy : Japan-Baloch alliance

Muneer Mengal in Japan.

Balochistan to establish first medical university

The Newspaper's Staff CorrespondentOctober 25, 2017QUETTA: The provincial cabinet on Tuesday approved the draft for establishing a medical university in Balochistan.Health minister Mir Rehmat Saleh Baloch made the announcement while speaking at a press conference after a cabinet meeting.“The cabinet has approved the draft of the medical university which would be presented in the current session of the Balochistan Assembly,” he said, adding with the assembly’s approval the Bolan Medical College would be converted into a medical university.Published in Dawn, October 25th, 2017

5 Shia Hazara community members gunned down in Pakistan

Five members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.This is not the first time that members of the Hazara community have been targeted in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.(Reuters File Photo)Updated: Sep 11, 2017 00:20 ISTBy Press Trust of India, Press Trust of India, KarachiFive members of the minority Shia Hazara community, including two women, were killed on Sunday in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province.The gunmen targeted a car in Kuchluck area of Quetta while it was coming from the Chaman border crossing area, police said.The firing took place when the travellers had stopped at a filling station to refuel their vehicle. Five people of the Shia Hazara community, including two women, died in …