PESHAWAR: Although the number casualties caused by terrorist attacks across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has dwindled in the first six months of 2017 as compared to those in 2016, a rise in such incidents has been witnessed.
According to the data issued by the KP government, a total of 39 people were killed in different terrorist incidents across the province between January 1 and June 8, as compared to 105 in 2016 during the same period.
Out of the count, 15 were police personnel, three belonged to the security forces, one was from the Frontier Constabulary (FC) while 20 others were from the public.
The attacks also left 105 people injured, including 29 from the police force, 13 from the FC, seven army and 56 from the public.
The documents further state 53 cases of terrorism were registered during January 1 and June 8 during the ongoing year, while 94 were reported in the same period last year.
The data document excludes the number of police personnel martyred in an attack on June 15. The incident martyred three personnel and one attacker.
New list of terrorists
The police and security forces are at the forefront to root terrorism out, sacrificing their lives in the line of fire, there are many terrorists that are still on the run.
According to a new list of terrorists released by the law-enforcement agencies, 65 terrorists belonging to different banned outfits are at large. Out of the count in the new list, 17 have been arrested while five have been killed. These terrorists are involved in terrorist incidents that have taken place between 2008 and 2017 so far.
As per the list, 18 terrorists belong to Afghanistan, 29 are from Peshawar while 12 are from Khyber Agency.
Out of the 65 absconders, a majority belongs to the international banned outfit, Daesh.
But special teams have been formed to arrest the terrorists who are on the run.