The security situation continued to improve in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Tribal Districts (KPTDs). A total of 160 violent incidents (106 terrorism and 54 counter-terrorism) incidents were recorded during the year 2019 compared to 264 (127 terrorism and 137 counter-terrorism) incidents in 2018. This shows a 16 percent decline in terrorism incidents and 82 percent in counter terrorism incidents in 2019 as compared to the preceding year.
According to the report of the total 106 terrorist incidents in 2019, 54 terrorist attacks (52 percent) targeted the security forces while 48 attacks (46 percent) were directed against civilians. Four terrorist attacks (Four percent) targeted members of civil militia or Amn Lashkar.