Political violence in the country claimed the lives of 163 people in 37 incidents from February 16 to February 22, up from preceding week's 106 and 89 the week before, says the Free and Fair Election Network. Another 225 people were also injured. Two of the 37 incidents were direct observations made by Fafen's District Long-Term Observers (DLTOs). Civilians, again, constituted the majority of the 388 casualties - 126 people killed and 218 injured. In Quetta, a sectarian attack killed 94 civilians. The civilian deaths increased almost 80 percent from last week, when 70 people were killed. Region-wise, 99 people, including five militants, were killed in Balochistan and 180 injured. Sindh was the second most violent region with 26 people killed and 14 injured, mainly in targeted attacks, followed by sectarian violence and attacks on political party workers. In Fata, 26 militants were killed in two aerial bombings while four security personnel sustained injuries in an attack.


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