The information below is based on the Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict (A/72/865–S/2018/465) issued on 16 May 2018.

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Since 2009, attacks by armed groups have progressively decreased, with 370 incidents reported in 2017. More than half of all incidents were attributed to Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and splinter groups, predominantly in Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Reports indicate an increasing presence of ISIL-KP, particularly in Balochistan and northern Sindh.