21 attacks claimed 31 lives in Pakistan in May 2018
Islamabad (PR) – Indicating an over 27 percent decrease from previous month, 21 terrorist attacks took place across Pakistan during May 2018, which killed 31 people – compared to 44 in previous month – and injured 75 others.
Among those 31 killed in terrorist attacks in May were 15 civilians, 7 personnel of security and law enforcement agencies, and 9 militants; those injured included 50 civilians, 24 security personnel and one militant.
As many as 7 terrorist attacks took place in Balochistan – 53% less from the month before – which claimed 17 lives – compared to 34 in previous month – and injured another 27 people. Most of terrorism-related casualties in the province resulted from 3 attacks perpetrated by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and Hizbul Ahrar groups.
Compared to 8 in April, as many as 6 terrorist attacks took place in 5 agencies of FATA in May 2018, killing 5 and wounding 6 people. A same number of attacks happened in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), which killed in all 4 people – 2 policemen, one civilian and one militant – and injured 22 others.
One attack also took place in each of Punjab and Sindh provinces.
Although the number of cross-border attacks fell from 17 in April to 11 in May, the number of people killed in such incidents increased from 16 to 17; the number of those injured in such attacks in the month of May (45) was the same as in April.
Compared to 3 in previous month, security and law enforcement agencies conducted 2 operational strikes against militants in May 2018, both in Balochistan. These actions killed 4 militants besides one army soldier and injured 4 army men and one militant.
A single armed clash or encounter between security forces and militants was recorded during the month under review, which killed 6 militants.
In all, 39 incidents of violence of different types took place in Pakistan in May 2018 that claimed the lives of 62 people and injured 131 others.
 FATA was merged into KP on May 31; in next security reports, erstwhile FATA agencies will be called as KP districts.