Pakistan registers 10-fold increase in suicide attacks

January 13th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Benazir Bhutto
Islamabad, Jan 13 (ANI): A document released by Pakistans Interior Ministry has revealed that the country registered a ten-fold rise in suicide bombings in 2007 as compared to the previous year.
The document assumes significance in the wake of governments version that former premier Benazir Bhutto was too killed in a suicide attack.
The year saw a decrease in three different categories of terrorism, i.e. missile/ rocket firing, improvised explosive device (IED) explosions and mine explosions. Only 417 incidents of missile/rocket firing occurred in 2007, as compared to 528 incidents in 2006, the Daily Times quoted the document as saying.
According to the document, 2007 witnessed 56 suicide attacks in all, killing 419 law enforcement personnel (LEP) and injuring 217 civilians, compared to six such incidents in 2006, in which 46 LEP and 91 civilians lost their lives.
The year 2007 also witnessed over a 100 percent increase in bomb blasts, as 42 LEP and 164 civilians lost their lives in 477 blasts compared to the killings of nine law enforcement personnel and 110 civilians in 2006. (ANI)

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