Tuesday, May 17, 2011

August 2010 - “War on Terrorism” Related Violence against Pakistan’s Citizens

In an effort to counter the "Terrorist Pakistan" rhetoric, "FATA Awareness Initiative" Team presents the actual picture of Pakistan's woes at the hands of Terrorism in a new series "Pakistan: VICTIM of Terrorism".
We present the "War on Terrorism" related violent incidents in which Pakistani STATE, SECURITY FORCES and CIVILIANS have been targeted. The following information is for the month of August 2010.
August 2010 
August 31: SFs killed more than 60 militants in shelling in different areas of the Tirah valley in Khyber Agency of FATA. According to officials, over a dozen militants were killed in Nari Baba, 13 in Nakai and 18 in Takhta Kai and Qilla areas. 
Four persons, including three locals, were killed when militants attacked a house in Chinarak area of Kurram Agency.

TTP attacked tribal elder Inzar Gul's house in Dogar area of Orakzai Agency, killing his wife, two sons and abducted another son.

Three militants, including two local 'commanders', were killed in an encounter with SFs in Malam Jabba area of Charbagh tehsil in Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The militants were identified as Dawa Khan, Sardar Ali and Bahadur.

August 30: Five LI militants were killed and three SF personnel received injuries during an operation in the Kalakhel area of Bara tehsil in the Khyber Agency of FATA.

August 29: The Asian Tigers or Punjabi Taliban Chief Usman Punjabi and five of his cadres were killed in a shootout between two factions in the Dandy Darpakhel area of North Waziristan Agency in FATA.

August 27: A US drone strike killed four militants in Shahidano village of Kurram Agency along Afghan-Pakistan border in FATA. "All those killed militants belong to the TTP," a security official said.

August 23: 26 persons, including a former member of the National Assembly (NA) were killed and 40 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Wana town of South Waziristan in FATA at 3 pm (PST). Pro-Government cleric Maulana Noor Muhammad was delivering a sermon in the area’s biggest mosque when the attack occurred.

Missiles fired from a US drone killed 13 militants and seven civilians in Dandey Darpa Khel area, about five kilometres from Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan Agency of FATA.

A bomb blast at a meeting of tribal elders killed seven persons and injured another seven in Khumas village about 10 kilometres east of Parachinar of Kurram Agency in FATA.

Three militants were killed and as many injured when SFs repulsed an attack on a checkpost in Safi tehsil of Mohmand Agency.

August 22: Three militants, including a 'commander', were killed during a clash with SFs in Rajgali Kandaw area of Buner District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. They were identified as militant commander Naseeb Zada, a resident of Narbatwal area, and his two accomplices Wazir and Gul Nazar of Dokada area.

August 21: Six persons died and five others were injured as a vehicle hit an explosive device at Baizai tehsil of Mohmand Agency in FATA. The political authorities said that the deceased are members of the Peace Committee of Khowai Zai area and were going to sub-division office at Baizai.

Six militants were killed in US drone missile attack in North Waziristan, locals and official sources said. Sources said that a US drone fired four missiles at two vehicles at Anghar village, some four kilometres of Miranshah, and killed all the six militants in the vehicles.

August 19: Atleast 11 militants were killed in different operations of SFs in the Orakzai and Kurram Agencies of FATA.

August 18: Three militants were killed and several others injured when militants of Mullah Nazir group, a break away faction of Hakeemullah Mehsud led TTP, and TTP clashed in Mantoi area of South Waziristan in the FATA.

August 14: At least 13 TTP militants, including a key commander, were killed and six others injured when a US drone struck a compound in Eisori village near Mirali, a town in North Waziristan Agency of FATA.

Unidentified assailants singled out Punjabi passengers travelling on a bus, killing 10 and injuring five others near the provincial metropolis. According to official sources, a group of armed men riding motorcycles stopped the passenger coach near Ahb-e-Gahm near Mach.

August 13: Three Police personnel were killed when unidentified assailants opened fire on them at a checkpost near Chaki Shawani area of Saryab in Quetta of Balochistan.

August 10: Six persons, including three soldiers and as many militants, were killed and seven others injured in two separate incidents of violence in Sagi area of Mohmand Agency in FATA.

August 4: The FC chief Sifwat Ghayoor along with his three bodyguards was killed in a suicide attack at FC Headquarters in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 11 persons were also injured in the attack.

August 2: 15 militants were killed and eight others, including two SFs, were injured in a clash with SFs near Dabori area of Orakzai Agency of FATA. Security sources said militants attacked an Army check point on the Afghan top near Dabori area.

August 1: At least 15 TTP militants were killed and 10 others injured when the SFs backed by fighter jets pounded militant hideouts in Orakzai Agency of FATA.

Note: All info is shared here "in good faith" and after all thorough research possible. However, "FATA Awareness Initiative" Team may not be held responsible for any discrepancy in the info that may explicitly and/or implicitly damage anybody's interests. Corrections will, however, be made if any errors in the info are pointed out.

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With Regards,
"FATA Awareness Initiative" Team.

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