Pakistan witnessing a surge in suicide attacks, touching highest figure since 2014

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IBNS: Pakistan is witnessing a spike in suicide attacks, touching the highest figure since 2014, media reports said.

According to reports, nearly half of the attacks are targeting security forces.

According to statistics released by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) regarding suicide attacks in 2023, the country experienced a disturbing surge in such attacks, reaching the highest level since 2014, reported Dawn News.

As many as 48 per cent of deaths and 58pc of injuries were inflicted upon security forces personnel.

Comparing the data to the preceding year, 2022, report reveals a distressing 93pc increase in the number of suicide attacks, a shocking 226pc rise in resultant deaths, and a troubling 101pc surge in the number of injured individuals, reported the Pakistani newspaper.

Furthermore, the share of suicide attacks in the total number of attacks escalated from 3.9pc in 2022 to 4.7pc in 2023, underscoring the severity of the situation.