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Terrorism-related Incidents in Islamabad - 2014

No
Date
Incident
Killed
Injured
1

January 3

Two ASWJ cadres, including Secretary General Mufti Muneer Muavia and his colleague Qari Asad Mehmood were killed in an attack in Islamabad.

2
0
2
January 20

Police arrested four suspected TTP militants during a raid in a house located in Tarnol area of Islamabad and seized a huge quantity of explosives from them.

Arrest
3
February 1

Police officials in the Federal Capital Islamabad confirmed to have received a bailable arrest warrant for former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf and said the warrant might be served on February 3.

Arrest Warrant
4
February 13

The Police claimed to have foiled a major terror bid and arrested two suspected militants, identified as Daud Khan of Mardan District (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and Hassan Khan alias Lehsan of Bajaur Agency (FATA) during a raid at a house in Ittefaq Colony in Tarnol area of Islamabad. The Police team also recovered explosives, detonators and detonating cord from them.

Arrest
5
February 19

Islamabad is under severe threat of terrorism from TTP, LeJ and al Qaeda, a report of the Interior Ministry presented in the Standing Committee of National Assembly on Interior revealed. According to the report, Islamabad is the most dangerous city as the "sleeper cell" of banned TTP, LeJ and al Qaeda are posing a grave threat to the security of the city.

Threat
6
March 2

Two Baloch marchers, 72-year-old Qadeer or "Mama" Baloch and one Farzana were threatened to return to Balochistan while they were returning to their place of stay in Islamabad. Unidentified men threatened and asked them to leave failing which they would face dire consequences.

Threat
7
March 3

At least 11 people, including Additional District and Sessions Judge Rafaqat Awan, a woman lawyer, and a Policeman, were killed and 25 others were injured when militants attacked the courthouse complex in Islamabad.

12
24
8
March 10

The Information Secretary of the ASWJ Rawalpindi Chapter, Mohammad Sohail Muavia, was killed and two of his companions, identified as Ammanullah and Nasir, were injured when unidentified militants opened fire at the car of Mufti Tanveer, Rawalpindi President of ASWJ, near Zia mosque in Sharkial area of Islamabad.

1
2
9
March 12

Islamabad Police claimed to have arrested three Afghan nationals who were residing illegally in Islamabad.

Arrest
10
March 16

The Federal Interior Ministry approved a new security plan for Islamabad, giving Rangers the responsibility for providing additional security. The plan, which calls for the Rangers and Police to conduct joint patrols, should be visible by April 15, 2014 said Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. Nisar ordered various reforms to implement the strategy, such as recruiting retired army veterans to join the Police and giving Police better training.

0
0
11
March 31

The HuT has once again started its activities in Islamabad, with its cadres distributing pamphlets among the citizens asking them to support the outfit for the establishment of caliphate in the country. In one of its pamphlets written in Urdu, the HuT requested the people of Pakistan to ask their relatives serving in the armed forces to help the organisation achieve its mission so that the US "meets its doom in the region."

0
0
12
April 9

At least 23 people were killed and many others were injured in a bomb explosion at Pir Wadhai area near Sabzi Mandi locality in Islamabad.

23
NS
13
April 28

Several protestors were injured when Police resorted to baton-charge and tear gassing of demonstrators protesting over the missing persons issue at D-Chowk in Islamabad. The protesters were attempting to approach the Parliament house in Islamabad's Red Zone area.

0
NS
14
June 2

The Police arrested 10 militants from various areas of Islamabad city (Islamabad District), the National capital city of Pakistan and recovered weapons from their possession.

Arrest
15
June 20

At least 52 persons were injured in an IED explosion during Urs (the annual religious congregation at the shrine) celebrations at Darbar Nangay Shah Pir Badshah in Pind Parian area in the jurisdiction of Shahzad Town Police Station of Islamabad.

0
52
16
June 21

The teams of Pakistan Rangers and the Islamabad Police conducted a joint search operation in the Tarnol area of National capital, Islamabad and arrested 51 suspected persons, including 22 Afghan nationals.

Arrest
17
July 3

The Intelligence agencies have warned of a potential terrorist attack in Islamabad during the holy month of Ramazan. According to the report, around 10 to 12 terrorists have entered the capital city, which can carry out terrorism activities and bomb attacks in the twin cities.

Security Threat
18
July 16

SFs arrested more than 500 suspected terrorists belonging to banned outfits from across the country, including the Federal capital Islamabad. An official of the Federal Ministry of Interior said the detainees would be treated under the newly introduced PPA 2014. The arrests have been made against the backdrop of the ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb in NWA to curb the likely backlash from the militants.

Arrest
Total*
38
78+
*Data till July 20, 2014

 

 

 

 

 
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