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

March 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 March 2011. 

March 2011

March 31: A suicide bomber struck a convoy carrying JUI-F Chief, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, near the DCO office on Nowshera Road in Charsadda District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killing 12 persons and injuring 42 others.
SFs killed eight militants and injured several others during a search operation in Kurram Agency of FATA. A cache of arms and ammunitions were recovered during search operations in the area.

Five persons, including a man and his son, were killed in a remote controlled explosion near Tump area of Turbat District in Balochistan.
Three persons were killed in a landmine explosion in the Duki area of Loralai District.
March 30: 13 persons, including a Policeman, were killed and more that 20 others were injured in an incident of suicide attack in Swabi town, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
March 28: At least 14 paramilitary troops, among them two senior officers, were killed in a militant ambush on their convoy in the Akakhel area of Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency of FATA.
March 27: Four persons, including a woman, were killed and several others sustained injuries when unidentified militants fired a rocket at a vehicle in Shahidano village near Kurram Agency of FATA.
March 25: At least 13 passengers were killed and eight injured, while around 33 were abducted by suspected militants in an attack on a convoy of passenger vehicles in the Kurram Agency of FATA.
March 24: At least eight persons, including a Policeman, were killed and 25 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the main gate of the Doaba Police Station in Hangu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Four unidentified dead bodies were found in the fields of Gul Bela area within the premises of Daud Zai Police Station in the suburbs of Peshawar.
Eight militants were killed when SFs pounded suspected locations with artillery shelling in Ghiljo tehsil of Orakzai Agency in FATA.
March 23: Three rocket attacks in Quetta left four persons, including a traffic Police inspector dead and 18 others injured.
March 21: Eleven persons were killed and two others sustained bullet injuries when unidentified militants opened fire on them at a camp set up by the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) in Paleri area some 20 kilometres from Gwadar city in Gwadar District. BLF claimed the responsibility for the attack.
Five militants were shot dead by SFs when they tried to escape from their custody in Matta area of Swat District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Militants shot dead four alleged US spies, an Afghan national among them, in the NWA of FATA.
March 18: Three persons, including two brothers, were shot dead by unidentified assailants in Jinnah Town area of Quetta.
March 17: A US drone missile strike killed at least 41 persons in the Datta Khel of North Waziristan Agency in FATA.
March 16: Ten militants were killed and one security man was injured in a clash in Ghaljo area of Upper Orakzai Agency in FATA.
A United States (US) drone fired missiles at a house at Amboor Shega area in Dattakhel tehsil in North Waziristan Agency, killing six persons.
March 15: Ten militants were shot dead by SFs in retaliatory attack at San Pakka Kandau area of Orakzai Agency in FATA. Two SFs personnel were also sustain injuries.
SFs killed six more militants in retaliation action after militants attacked a security checkpost in Torgar area of Tal tehsil.
SHO Mazhar Shah and ASI Mukhtayar Khan, of Par Hoti Police Station and four militants were killed during an encounter at Iranabad area on Fatima Road in Mardan District.
March 14: Five persons were killed when a US drone fired missiles on a car at Tapai village in North Waziristan Agency of FA
March 13: In a suspected sectarian attack, 11 passengers were killed and another six injured when unidentified militants intercepted a passenger coach in Mamo Khwar area of Hangu District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Four militants were killed during an encounter with SFs in the border area of Dir and Swat Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
A US drone strike targeting a vehicle and a house on March 13 killed six persons and injured five others in mountainous Spalga village, 15 kilometres northeast of Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan Agency in FATA.
March 12: Eight militants were killed and three soldiers suffered injuries during an encounter in upper tehsil of Orakzai Agency in FATA.
March 11: At least 16 persons were killed in three separate US drone strikes in two different locations in the NWA of FATA.
March 9: A suicide bomber killed 43 persons and injured another 52 others in an attack on a funeral prayer for the wife of a volunteer of Qaumi Lashkar in Adezai village on the outskirt of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
March 8: A car bomb explosion at a gas station in Faisalabad District killed at least 32 persons and injured 125 others.
Ten persons were killed in two US drone attacks in North and South Waziristan Agency of FATA.
March 7: Nine persons, including five MQM workers, were killed in Karachi, the provincial capital of Sindh.
March 6: Ten militants were killed and another eight injured when the helicopter gunships attacked militant hideouts in Chinarak and Spairkat areas of Kurram Agency along the Orakzai Agency border in Federally FATA.
Five militants were killed and a security official was injured during an encounter when suspected militants were trying to sneak into Swat District from Dir District. Three of the slain militants were identified as Fazal Hussain of Kotta, Sher Ali of Aboha and Mohammad Zeb of Charbagh. A suicide jacket, material used in making of bombs and arms were recovered from the possession of the slain militants.
March 5: SFs killed six militants during an operation near Afghanistan border in Kurram Agency of FATA. According to sources, the SFs pounded militants’ hideouts with artillery in central Kurram. Two hideouts were also destroyed in the shelling.
March 4: At least 10 persons were killed and 40 others injured in a powerful bomb blast at a mosque located in the premises of Akhwand Panju Baba’s shrine in Akbarpura near Nowshera District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
March 3: At least nine persons were killed and 31 others injured when a suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a police patrol in a densely populated area of Hangu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Six officials of the Khasadar Force were killed and three others injured when their vehicle was ambushed by militants in Aalam Godar area of Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency of FATA.
March 1: The TTP militants shot dead four local tribesmen alleged of spying for the US.

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.

We Hope You find the info useful. Keep visiting this blog and remember to leave your feedback / comments / suggestions / requests / corrections.
With Regards,
"FATA Awareness Initiative" Team.

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