Considerable Escalation in Suicide Attacks in 2013

Islamabad: Statistics issued by the Conflict Monitoring Center show a considerable rise in suicide attacks in Pakistan during the year 2013, which was the deadliest year since 2010. According to the data released by the CMC, Insurgents fighting against Pakistani state have carried out 47 suicide attacks during the year 2013

Implications of Civilian Deaths in North Waziristan

  Abdullah khan   Sudden rise in tension in North Waziristan Agency has serious implications for peace process initiated by federal government. On Wednesday December 18, 2013 a suicide bomber hit an explosive laden truck with an Army check post and destroyed the check post and adjacent Masjid killing 5 soldiers and injuring

CIA Extends Drone Attacks beyond FATA to Mainland Pakistan

By Kamran Wazir Peshawar The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has extended its drone strike campaign from FATA into mainland Pakistan and for the first time a drone strike is carried out in a settled district of Khyber Pakhtunkha province. On November 21, 2013, at around 5 am in the morning an unmanned

Pakistan: Data shows decline in violence after peace efforts

The monthly security report issued by the Conflict Monitoring Centre (CMC), an Islamabad based independent and non-profit research organization, claimed that militant attacks (MAs) and resultant deaths (RDs) have decreased in October 2013 as compared to the previous month. In the context of behind-the-scene contacts and preparations for talks between

How and Why Hakeemullah Mehsud was killed?

  According to information collected by the Conflict Monitoring Center from different sources it is revealed that on November 1, 2013 at 6:38 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time a CIA operated unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) fired two missiles on a vehicle, which had just approached a house in Danday Darpa Khel area

Let’s not Listen to TTP’s ‘Drone Demand’

TTP's cry against drone attacks is understandable as during 2013 the CIA has become more precise in its target selection. What I have learnt from the data compiled by the Conflict Monitoring Center is that this is the first year in the history of drone attack in which ratio of

Escalation in Intelligence Driven Operations in Mainland Pakistan

According to Conflict Monitoring Center's monthly Security Report, an unprecedented hike in anti-state violence has been observed during last month.  284 people including 190 civilians have died during last month. The security forces lost their 39 personnel while 47 militants were also killed, most of them in retaliatory firing by

Drones Now Haunt Nawaz Sharif

  According to monthly report of Islamabad based organization the Conflict Monitoring Center (CMC), The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of United States has killed 24 and injured 10 people in its covert drone strikes in Pakistan during last month.   The CMC monitors anti-state violence in Pakistan. The report says that unmanned

Five Maj. Generals Superseded

By Abdullah Khan Islamabad: Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Friday, September 20, 2013 has effectively put a full stop on hopes of at least five major generals of Pakistan Army to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. He promoted two major generals to the next rank on