The year 2014, like previous years, didn’t pass unperturbed. This year, 387 terrorism-related incidents were recorded across FATA’s seven agencies, killing 2124 people and injuring at least 728. The common trends this year were bomb blasts, target killings, and clashes between militants and the security forces.
The highest toll was taken by bomb blasts, which every agency experienced. In the 115 incidents of bomb blasts, 136 people were killed and another 200 were injured. North Waziristan Agency experienced the highest bomb blasts, with 31 casualties.
Following bomb blasts, target killing, with 52 incidents, was another common trend in the seven agencies during the year, claiming lives in every agency. The highest killings were in Khyber Agency with 31 deaths, followed by 30 in NWA.
In 2014, 21 drone attacks were reported, 19 of which struck in North Waziristan and remaining two in South Waziristan Agency. The ﬁrst drone attack of year 2014 occurred on 11 June in Tabbi area of Miranshah, where a mini truck carrying four militants was targeted, while the last attack came on 26 December in North Waziristan Agency.