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

“Tariq Afridi is Dead” TTP Confirms CMC’s Report After 5 Months

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By Kamran Khan (Peshawar) Militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has now officially confirmed, though after a long time, the death of its Khyber Agency commander Tariq Afridi. The Conflict Monitoring Center had disclosed his death news in its September 2012 monthly security report. TTP Darra Adam Khel area’s spokesperson confirmed that Tariq

Militant Attacks, Security Forces Actions Increase Two Times in KPK

3879 more people have lost their lives in ongoing war-on-terror in Pakistan during 2012. According to Islamabad based Conflict Monitoring Center’s annual report, one third of those killed in anti-state violence were civilians while the security forces lost 589 personnel during the year. The report says that the militants, including

Prospects of Hostilities on Western Border

By Ammarah Rabbani Rao The Conflict Monitoring Center’s data shows an unprecedented level of escalation of hostilities on its western border by Afghan National Army, NATO, and anti-Pakistan militants. During the year 2012, 732 cross border attacks took place from Afghan soil into Pakistani territory including rocket and mortar attacks, airspace

Drone Campaign Shifts to South Waziristan

By Abdullah Khan Summary June was the deadliest month of the year 2011 in which American spy agency CIA has killed as many as 118 people in 12 drone attacks in Pakistan’s tribal area. This was revealed in a monthly report compiled by Conflict Monitoring Center, an Islamabad based independent research organization.