Issue Brief on “February 13th: A Gloomy Day”


The day of February 13, 2017 ended in a bloodshed as the sun was set with three major incidents of terrorism across the country. These incidents cost the lives of police official and innocent citizens of Pakistan. Thirteen people including five police officers and civilians were killed and at least 83 others injured in an suicide attack near the Punjab Assembly in Lahore.[1]

In addition to the above mentioned incident, three officials of bomb disposal squad were killed in an explosion in Quetta. A security team was trying to diffuse improvised explosive device which was planted near an overhead bridge on Sariab road.[2] On the other hand, three Pakistan Army soldiers were killed by Indian firing along the Line of Control (LoC).[3]

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