Regional Overview: South Asia
28 June-4 July 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and India; electoral violence in India; and coronavirus related violence across the region. In Pakistan, four militants attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange building in Karachi, killing two security guards and one police personnel. All four militants…

Regional Overview: South Asia
21-27 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Pakistan and India; electoral violence in India; and coronavirus-related violence in Nepal and India. In Pakistan, security forces killed four Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants during a security operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. While in Balochistan province, seven…

Regional Overview: South Asia
14-20 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: cross-border clashes between Indian and Chinese forces as well as Indian and Pakistani forces; fighting between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); targeted attacks by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and coronavirus-related violence across the region. In India, 20 Indian security personnel…

Regional Overview: South Asia
7-13 June 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Pakistan; cross-border armed clashes between Indian and Pakistani forces; and coronavirus-related violence in India and Nepal. In India, 18 militants, including three commanders from Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM), were reportedly killed in armed clashes…

Regional Overview: South Asia
17-30 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia over the past two weeks include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; targeted violence by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and violence stemming from coronavirus lockdowns across the region. In India, security measures and lockdowns to curb the spread of coronavirus were extended for two…

CDT Spotlight: Pakistan

As Pakistan eases coronavirus restrictions, political violence and protest activity is returning to pre-pandemic levels. ACLED Research Analyst Melissa Pavlik surveys disorder patterns around the country. This infographic is part of our special CDT Spotlight series. © 2020 Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED). All rights reserved.

Regional Overview: South Asia
3-9 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India; organized violence by domestic rebel groups in Pakistan; and violence over irregularities in coronavirus relief distribution and lockdowns in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. In India, security forces conducted a series of operations last week in Jammu…

Regional Overview: South Asia
26 April – 2 May 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: an escalation in armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K); cross-border armed clashes between Pakistani and Indian military forces; and continuing violence targeting frontline health workers and members of the Muslim community over fears of coronavirus transmission in India. In…

Regional Overview: South Asia
19-25 April 2020

Key trends in South Asia last week include: armed clashes between security forces and domestic rebel groups in India and Pakistan; a continued rise in violence targeting frontline health workers over fears of coronavirus transmission in India; and unrest across South Asia over government actions to address the pandemic. In India, armed clashes between security…