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Report: Pakistan Sees 40 Percent Drop in Violence

A leading rights group in Pakistan says deaths due to violence-related incidents, including bombings and other militant attacks in the country, fell 40 percent in 2015. In its annual report released Friday, the independent Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) documented 4,612 deaths compared to 7,622 fatalities in the previous year. The findings support official claims of a reduction in casualties because of successes in the army's counter-militancy operations against bases...

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