Whether or not Pakistan's government wishes to acknowledge it's in a full-scale war with Islamic terrorist groups, the official statistics released on Sunday shows that in August at least 79 Pakistanis, mostly police officers, were killed and 202 were wounded by the Pakistani Taliban using improvised explosive devices (IED), according to a former intelligence analyst and police detective specializing in Islamist terror groups, Jack Mansfeld.
Pakistani police witnessed 19 bombings, including one suicide bombing, all of which took place throughout Pakistan during August alone, according to official statistics.
One of the worst incidents was the suicide bomber who targeted a police stationhouse in southwest Pakistan that left 39 officers dead and 40 others seriously wounded.
And August wasn't the worst month in 2013. In fact, it was the only month in which there were fewer than one hundred deaths resulting from terrorist bomb attacks, according to Mansfeld.
The officials who released the statistics for the month of August claim that the promise of peace talks between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistani Taliban leaders may have resulted in a decrease in the number of attacks and the number of people killed or wounded.
However, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said that no formal talks are currently being held with the Pakistani Taliban.
He said that peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban are a "very sensitive and complex issue and it is premature to state that the dialogue process has begun."
The worst bombing occurred on August 8, when a terrorist wearing a vest with explosives entered a mosque located in the southwestern provincial capital of Quetta where hundreds of policemen and civilians were gathering to attend the funeral of a police official who had been murdered by Taliban terrorists.
The blast left 39 people dead, including 21 police officers, 40 more wounded in the attack that the Pakistani Taliban later claimed as their retribution against Pakistan's law enforcement officers.
On August 22, at least four security personnel were killed when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted on a roadside targeted Pakistani army personnel as they were returning to their barracks after providing security during local elections in Karachi.