Pakistan: Surge in Violence – 8 Attacks on Foreigners in Four Years

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Ashrafuddin Pirzada
PESHAWAR: The Ministry of Interior has presented details of terrorist attacks on foreigners in Pakistan from year 2020 to 2024.

The report was presented at the National Assembly on Wednesday said that foreigners were targeted in Pakistan.

In a written reply to a question in the National Assembly, there were eight attacks by terrorists including seven on Chinese and one attack on a Japanese national during this period.

According to the reply, as many as 24 persons, including two security personnel, were martyred in these attacks.

The report said that in Sindh, three attacks were carried out on Chinese and one attack on a Japanese national during which five persons were killed and seven were injured. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 19 people, including two security personnel, were martyred in two terror attacks on Chinese nationals. In Balochistan, there were two attacks on Chinese nationals in which three security personnel were injured.

The Ministry of Interior said that some necessary changes have been made in SOPs about the security of foreigners particularly Chinese working on CPEC and other projects.

It said that during the first quarter of 2024, 89 terrorists were killed and 328 were apprehended in 2,208 operations on intelligence reports.