Federally Administered Tribal Areas were found deeply unsettled during the last three months, January to March, of the current year as shock-waves of terrorism sent ripples across all seven agencies. The level of impact however varied from agency to agency. Those agencies, Khyber, Kurram, SWA, where peace was established in previous quarters after undergoing military offensives were again found drowning in violent activities this quarter.
A total of 74 incidents of terrorism were recorded in seven agencies of the tribal belt of Pakistan claiming 257 lives and leaving 135 people wounded. The most shaken agency remained the Khyber Agency where 22 incidents of terrorism were noted killing 83 people and leaving 56 others wounded. The blood-thirsty behemoth of terrorism has once again reared its ugly head in the Khyber Agency. Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency is currently the most terror affected area of Khyber Agency while Bara tehsil that was once the worst affected area there, has been found to be relatively peaceful after the reportedly covert and implicit truce between security forces and Mangal Bagh led Lashkar-e-Islam. The situation in Landi Kotal tehsil was found volatile.