27 blasts claim 127 lives, injure 410 in trepid July | Pakistan Today

27 blasts claim 127 lives, injure 410 in trepid July

At least 127 people were killed and 410 others injured in 27 bomb blasts, which included six suicide attacks, across Pakistan in July, official data revealed.
The data revealed that suicide attacks killed 90 people and injured 271 others.
After going back on its promise of starting peace talks with Pakistan’s new government, the banned militant group Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) stepped up its attacks on civilians and security forces.
Civilians were the direct target of about 20 militant bomb attacks that killed 112 people and injured 347 others.
Pakistani government officials, security personnel and police officials directly came under attack seven times in which 15 people lost their lives while 63 others were injured.
The deadliest attack took place on July 26 when a suicide bomber targeted natives near a mosque in northwestern Kurram Agency’s Parachinar district. The attack was followed by a remote-controlled bomb explosion in the same area which killed 57 and injured 187 other individuals.
On July 24, a series of blasts rocked Southern Sukkur when militants rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the regional headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Two suicide explosions followed. At least seven people were killed while 40 others were resultantly injured. Four attackers were also killed in this incident.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was Pakistan’s worst-hit province with eight attacks. Sindh and the Northwestern tribal regions saw seven attacks apiece while four bomb attacks took place in Southwestern Balochistan.
Militants carried out four direct attacks on security forces in July, killing 14 and injuring 52 others.
Most of the attacks were claimed by the TTP.
Pakistan’s newly elected government called for an All Parties Conference on security issues on July 12 in Islamabad, but later postponed it citing undisclosed reasons.



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