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

February 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 February 2011. 

February 2011

February 24: At least six persons were killed when the US drone missiles hit a house and a car in a village in Dilkhel Degan area of the North Waziristan Agency in FATA.
Five SF personnel were killed and another two injured in a militant attack on a check post in Landi Kotal area of Khyber Agency. 
February 23: At least 10 militants were killed and several others were injured as SFs targeted militant hideouts in Kurram Agency FATA.
February 22: At least six persons, including two women and two children, were killed and another 10 injured when militants fired rocket at an Army checkpoint in the Tora Ghundi area of the Hangu District.
February 21: Ten persons were killed and another four injured when a US drone attacked a house in Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan Agency.
February 20: SFs attacked a hideout of militants, killing 11 militants and injuring six others, near Dabori area in Orakzai Agency of FATA.
A US drone attack killed at least five persons in Kaza Panga village, 15 kilometres west of Wana, the main town of SWA in FATA.
February 19: Militants attacked a Security checkpoint in Baizai tehsil of Mohmand Agency near the Pakistan-Afghan border. 20 militants were killed and 25 others injured in the clash that lasted three hours.
February 17: Ten militants were killed during clashes in different parts of Orakzai Agency of FATA.
February 14: Four bullet-riddled dead bodies of unidentified persons were found at a deserted place near Shanawa Hindukash area on Sabirabad-Shakardarra Road in Karak District of KP.
February 13: SFs killed seven militants during a search operation in the Zarakhela area of Barikot in Swat District of KP.
At least eight militants were killed and five others sustained injuries in a clash with SFs in Dabori area of Orakzai Agency in FATA.
February 12: 10 terrorists, including a suicide bomber were killed in Swat District. Five terrorists were killed in a clash with SFs in an area between Swat and Dir Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
February 11: The Army killed 11 terrorists in Swat District in KP.
Five bullet-ridden dead bodies were recovered from Salim Khan area of Mardan District in KP.
February 10: A suicide blast at an Army recruitment centre in Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed 31, injuring 42 others.
Three persons, including two khasadars, were killed by militants in NWA in FATA on charges of spying.
February 8: 16 militants were killed as jet fighters bombed their hideouts in different areas of Orakzai Agency in FATA.
February 5: Three persons were killed and two others were injured when a bomb planted in a car exploded in the Barqambarkhel area of Khyber Agency FATA.
Militants shot dead four men for alleged spying and dumped their bodies outside Karak town of North Waziristan Agency in FATA.
February 4: Unidentified attackers opened fire at a vehicle carrying five people, who were returning home in Mian Ghundi area of Quetta from Hazarganji in Balochistan. Three of the passengers died on the spot while two sustained serious injuries.
February 3: Three TTP militants and a soldier were killed during a shootout in Kalya tehsil in Orakzai Agency in FATA.
Gunship helicopters heavily pounded terrorists' positions near Afghan border in Kurram Agency killing 10 terrorists.
Three persons were killed and 27 others were injured in a bomb explosion outside the Baba Haider Sayeen shrine in Lahore in Punjab Province.
February 2: 18 militants and three SFs were killed as fierce fighting continued in Mohmand Agency in FATA.
At least 10 people, including a woman and four children, were killed and 26 others, including a woman and five children, were wounded in a car bomb blast in a crowded market of Badhaber area of Peshawar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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