KP witnessed 563 terror incidents in 2023, according to a report

 The Anti-Terrorism Department (CTD) released a report on the terror incidents in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2023. According to the CTD report, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) witnessed as many as 563 terror incidents this year. Out of 563 incidents, police were targeted 243 times.

According to the report, the highest number of 132 incidents of terrorism were reported in Dera Ismail Khan, 103 incidents in Khyber and 89 terror incidents were reported in Peshawar. The report further revealed that 86 times terrorists attacked North Waziristan and 50 times South Waziristan. The report further said that as many as 837 terrorists were taken into custody.

The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has experienced a significant increase in incidents of terrorism during the first four months of 2023. In January 2023, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa reported 49 incidents of terrorism, compared to 33 incidents during the same period in 2022. During February 2023, the province reported 50 incidents of terrorism, whereas in February 2022, a total of 24 cases were reported. The report further states that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa witnessed 34 incidents of terror in March 2023 and 42 terror incidents in April 2023. Overall, a total of 309 cases of terrorism were registered in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa during the first four months of 2023. The majority of these incidents occurred in the regions of Dera Ismail Khan, Bannu, and Peshawar. As a result of intelligence-based operations, the CTD successfully apprehended 81 terrorists and 158 other individuals involved in these terrorism cases. Additionally, several leaders of the banned TTP (Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan) who were engaged in terrorist activities were eliminated by law enforcement agencies. The encounters resulted in the neutralization of 71 high-value terrorists who had bounties amounting to hundreds of thousands of rupees. During these operations, the CTD also seized 150 hand grenades, 47 kilograms of explosives, one suicide jacket, and hundreds of cartridges.