Sacrificing Our TODAY for the World's TOMORROW
FATA is "Federally Administered Tribal Area" of Pakistan; consisting of 7 Agencies and 6 F.Rs; with a 27000 Sq Km area and 4.5 m population.
MYTH: FATA is the HUB of militancy, terrorism and unrest in Afghanistan.
REALITY: FATA is the worst "VICTIM of Militancy”. Thousands of Civilians dead & injured; Hundreds of Schools destroyed; Thousands of homes raised to ground; 40% population displaced from homes.

Monday, May 16, 2011

April 2011 - “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 April 2011.
April 2011 
April 30: At least three militants were killed during an encounter with SFs after attacking a checkpost in Toda Cheena area of Darra Adamkhel town in Kohat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 
April 29: Two Policemen and two militants were killed in an exchange of fire between the two parties in Chattar area of Naseerabad District.

April 28: At least 33 militants, two pro-Government tribesmen and one trooper were killed in separate incidents in Kurram, Orakzai and Mohmand Agencies of FATA.
At least six persons were killed and seven others injured after a bomb hit a Pakistan Navy bus in the Karsaz area of Karachi.
April 27: The dead bodies of three LI militants were found in various areas in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency in FATA.
April 26: Twin bomb blasts targeting two Pakistan Navy buses, carrying officials to work, in Karachi killed four persons, including one civilian female doctor and injured 56 others.
April 25: At least 15 passengers were burnt to death and several others injured in the night when unidentified militants set a Quetta-bound bus on fire at Pirak area of Sibi District in Balochistan.
April 23: SFs killed six militants and neutralised two hideouts in Khadezai area of Orakzai Agency.
A suicide bomber struck the vehicle of an anti-Taliban militia leader killing him and four others in Salarzai area, 25 kilometres northeast of Khar, the main town of Bajaur Agency.
April 22: At least 16 SFs personnel were killed when Afghan militants attacked a security checkpost in Maskini area of Lower Dir District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Some 20 militants were also killed in the clash, security officials added.
At least 25 persons were killed when US drone attack a compound owned by a tribesman, Gul Sharif Wazir, in Yazz Khula village of Spinwam area in North Waziristan Agency.
April 21: At least 18 people were killed and 41 sustained injuries in a powerful blast that ripped through Rami Club building near Ghaas Mandi area of Lyari locality in Karachi, the Provincial Capital of Sindh.
April 20: Nine militants and one SF personnel were killed during a clash and shelling in different areas of Mohmand Agency in FATA.
The bodies of eight abducted passengers who were abducted on March 26 were found in Shahidano Dhand area of lower Kurram Agency FATA, were handed to elders of Turi tribes.
April 16: Three TTP militants and a trooper were killed during an encounter in Tangi Badinzai area of Laddah tehsil in SWA of FATA in the night.
April 15: Two SFs personnel and a militant were killed during a clash when a group of militants attacked a security post in Khapyanga area of Kurram Agency in FATA.
April 14: At least 18 militants were killed and another 25 injured in clashes with SFs in Baizai and Safi tehsils of Mohamad Agency in FATA. Two soldiers were killed and 10 others injured in the clashes.
April 13: Only a day after a four-hour meeting between the heads of ISI and the CIA of the United States held to reset strained ties between the two agencies, missiles fired by US drones killed seven persons and injured four others near Angoor Adda in SWA of FATA.
April 12: Eight militants were killed and 12 others injured when jet fighters, helicopter gunships and artillery pounded their hideouts in Mattani, Suran Darra, Wali Dad Kor, Ghanam Shah and Sheikh Baba villages in Baizai and Safi tehsils of Mohmand Agency in FATA.
April 11: Three militants and a Policeman were killed and another official sustained injuries in a clash at Jamrud Road of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Three people, including a religious cleric, were killed and 13 others, including a woman and children, were injured in a landmine explosion in Kanrakai area of Kurram Agency in FATA.
April 10: Four LI militants including a ‘commander’ were killed during the clash with the members of Zakhakhel lashkar in Bazaar Zakhakhel area in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in FATA.
April 9: SFs killed seven militants in Matta area of Swat District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. According to sources, militants were trying to force their way into the Matta area, when SFs opened fire in retaliation, killed seven militants.
April 8: Two tribesmen and an Afghan national were killed on charges of spying for United States in two separate places in North Waziristan Agency of FATA.
April 7: Fifty militants and four SFs personnel were killed in bombings and clashes in different areas of Mohmand Agency of FATA.
At least six militants were killed when SFs pounded their hideouts with artillery shelling in Darra Adamkhel town of Kohat District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
April 6: Four children were killed and three others injured when an explosive device planted near a pond in Jerma village of Kohat District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa went off. Sources said that the blast took place near a pond where some children had been playing.
Three children and a woman were killed and another woman was injured when a shell hit the house of one Toor Mulla in Selai area of Bezai tehsil in Mohmand Agency of FATA.
April 5: Three ‘commanders’ of LI were killed in fighting with Zakhakhel lashkar in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency in FATA.
April 4: A teenage suicide bomber killed an anti-TTP lashkar leader, Muhammad Akbar (55), and seven other persons near a bus terminal in the Jandol town of Lower Dir District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
April 3: At least 41 persons were killed and more than 100 injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the shrine of Sufi saint Ahmed Sultan, popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar, in Dera Ghazi Khan District of Punjab.
Ten TTP militants, including five top ranking ‘commanders’, were killed during an encounter with SFs in Tor Chapar village of Darra Adamkhel. The slain ‘commanders’ were identified as Qari Ikramullah, ‘second in command’ of TTP Amir for Darra Adamkhel and Khyber Agency Sarfraz Ayubi, Qari Mubeen, Qari Javed and Abdul Manan.
SFs killed seven LI militants through gunship helicopter shelling in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in FATA.
April 2: Four militants were killed while another 12 injured in the factional clash between Mangal Bagh-led LI volunteers and their opposition force, led by commander Toti Khan, in the far-flung areas of Zakha Khel Bazaar in Landikotal tehsil of Khyber Agency in FATA.
April 1: Nine militants were killed when Security Forces launched a counter-offensive after the militants attacked a checkpost in Dabori area of Orakzai Agency in FATA.
Unidentified militants beheaded three watchmen at a NATO trucks’ terminal near Landi Kotal railway station in the Khyber Agency.

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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