Pakistan

Explosive violence in Pakistan in 2016

  • There were 2,136 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • 70% (1,498) were civilians
  • Of civilian deaths and injuries, 77% were caused by IEDs
  • 19% were caused by ground-launched weapons
  • When explosive violence was used in a populated area in Pakistan last year 94% of those dead and injured were civilians
  • Compared to 2015, AOAV has recorded an increase in civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Pakistan of 16%
  • The numbers of civilians killed or injured by IEDs increased by 19% despite the number of IED incidents decreasing (from 95 in 2015 to 86 in 2016).
  • The amount of civilians killed and injured by suicide attacks increased by 93% despite a decrease in attacks (from 13 in 2015 to 10 in 2016)
  • 48% of civilian deaths and injuries were caused by six incidents perpetrated by Jamaat ul Ahrar

Explosive violence trends and patterns in Pakistan (2011-2016)

  • Pakistan has consistently been one of the states worst impacted by explosive violence
  • Between 2011-2016 Pakistan has seen 23,531 deaths and injuries from explosive violence
  • Of these, 67% (15,838) were civilians
  • 92% of the civilian deaths and injuries occured when explosive violence was used in a populated area
  • IEDs caused, by far, the most harm in this period, with 76% of civilian deaths and injuries caused by such weapons
  • 2013 was the worst year in this period for civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Pakistan

[note: figures for 2016 subject to change]

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