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Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS), a think tank with its headquarters in Islamabad, stated in a research that the nation has been seeing an increase in attacks against prominent targets.

According to the research, during the month of March, these targeted attacks were responsible for 56 terror occurrences, which in turn led to 77 fatalities and 67 injuries.

The same research claims that in March, Pakistan saw an increase in attacks on both civilian and security targets. The incidents at the Pakistani security forces camp at Mir Ali that were cited in the research report resulted in officer and soldier deaths and injuries.

Additionally, the second-largest Naval Air Station in Pakistan, PNS Siddique in Turbat, was hit, as were intelligence services buildings in the Gwadar Port Complex. Moreover, five Chinese nationals and one Pakistani driver lost their lives in a suicide attack targeting Chinese labourers in Basham, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Notably, Chinese investments in Pakistan included the majority of these targeted sites. Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have reportedly seen the most number of attacks. In March, there were 27 attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, resulting in 31 fatalities and several injuries.

The study states that there were sixteen terrorist strikes in Balochistan in March, which led to twenty-six fatalities and twenty-one cases of serious injuries. Additionally, the tribal regions in

The research stated that there were 246 attacks in Pakistan during the first quarter of 2024, which led to 254 fatalities and 320 injuries, according to the PICSS database. This is a notable increase in terrorist activity of 58% over the fourth quarter of 2023, along with a corresponding 20% increase in fatalities and 29% increase in injuries.

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