2017-05-30

5,740 people killed in FATA during war on terror in past six years

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD -- More than 400 security personnel were among at least 5,740 Pakistanis killed during the past six years in the war against terrorism in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), the Ministry of States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) told the National Assembly, The Express Tribune reported Sunday (May 28).

Terrorist attacks in FATA killed at least 234 Levies Force members, 174 khasadars and 5,332 civilians and wounded 6,427 other individuals, said SAFRON in a written reply to a query raised by Abdul Qahar Khan Wadan, a member of the National Assembly representing the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party.

Militants damaged about 80,000 houses and caused the government to spend about Rs. 3 billion ($28.6 million) on Shuhada (martyr) compensation packages for families of slain security personnel, said SAFRON.

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