May 22, 2022

Peshawar Most Affected by Terrorism, Target Killing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


Islamabad — One out of every four terrorism incidents reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) took place in district Peshawar alone, according to police records.

The district, which is the site of the provincial capital, was most affected by terrorism and related crimes in the province during a roughly four-year period up until December 2018, the data shows.

The records were shared by the KP Counter-Terrorism Department in response to Right to Information (RTI) request sent by Media Matters for Democracy’s Media for Transparency initiative.

The data provide a summary snapshot of district-wise incidents of terrorism, extortion, kidnapping, and target killing.

Download and use the data set here.

District Peshawar accounted for around 40 percent of all terrorism incidents, extortion attempts, kidnappings and target killings that were reported in KP from September 2014 to December 2018.

Peshawar had the highest number of terrorism incidents (87) and targeted killings (83) in the province followed by Dera Ismail Khan, where around a quarter of targeted killings took place.

Nearly half of all extortion cases in the province were reported in Peshawar.


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