PESHAWAR - In the wake of repeated search operations against Afghan nationals and other miscreants after the Army Public School’s attack, the ratio of terrorist incidents declined in the first three months of 2015 and so far  27 persons have been killed and 50 others injured in terrorist incidents.

After the APS’s attack, police and security forces took number of preventive measures to foil subversive activities in Peshawar and number of criminals, including those living in the garb of Afghan nationals, were arrested.  As per the available data of Peshawar police line, the first three months of 2015 were comparatively peaceful as compare to the previous year of 2014.  Large number of criminals and terrorists involved in deferent incidents of terrorism were arrested.

On January 05, police claimed to have arrested three suspects, including two women, from Badbher area of Peshawar, who were smuggling arms and ammunition from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to Punjab.

Soon after this incident, Peshawar police detained 150 suspected criminals during a search operation carried out in the areas around the university campus. At that time, police and security forces conducted a joint search operation in the adjoining areas of Regi Lalma, Malagori and university campus and sealed these areas.

On January 22, two bullet-riddled bodies were found from Gulshan Rehman Colony on Kohat Road in Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The killed persons belonged to Badhaber and Qamar Din Gharri area. On February 5, the Bomb Disposal Squad defused a mortar shell found in fields in Pishtakhara area of Peshawar.

Likewise on February 11 the CTD arrested two alleged terrorists from the Ring Road-Kohat Road bridge of Peshawar. The officials said the held militants were affiliated to the TTP Tariq Group, who were tasked by Commander Hazrat Ali to collect funds for the group through extortion.

Again on the same day, the police foiled a major bid to smuggle arms and ammunitions to other parts of the country and arrested an alleged gun-runner in Badaber area of Peshawar.

On February 13, a tragic incident occurred when 22 Shia persons were killed and another 50 were injured during a gun and bomb attack at an Imambargah in Phase-5 locality of Hayatabad area in Peshawar. The suicide attackers and gunmen dressed in police uniform attacked worshippers offering Friday prayers.

On February 23, security forces claimed to have arrested a key perpetrator of the December 16 Peshawar APS terrorist attack during an operation in the Pawaki village under Pishtakhara Police Station in Peshawar.

On February 27 a Shia man, identified as Qaisar Hussain, who was working at a pharmaceutical unit in Hayatabad Industrial Estate was shot dead in a target sectarian attack in Hayatabad area of Peshawar. On 27 again police foiled separate attempts to smuggle weapons and recovered small arms from two vehicles in Chamkani and Mattani area of Peshawar.

On February 28, three terrorists were arrested after exchange of fire with police in Badhaber area of Peshawar. Arms and hand grenades were seized from their possession.

On February 28, the BDS defused two bombs planted near a girls’ college in Yakatoot area of Peshawar. On next day, the BDU defused a one-kg bomb concealed in cloth in Nallah of Yakatoot area. On March 12, an alleged militant along with vane driver were killed when security forces exchanged firing with him leaving seven other innocent persons injured who were on way to Haji camp from Karkhano area.