Timeline of deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan

thTimeline of deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan

Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups in the country since 2007:

— 2007 —
Oct. 18: Bomb attacks targeting former Premier Benazir Bhutto kill 139 people in Karachi as she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years. Bhutto herself dies in a gun and suicide attack on Dec. 27.

— 2008 —
Aug. 21: Twin suicide attacks kill 64 people outside Pakistan’s main arms factory at Wah near Islamabad.
September 20: Sixty people are killed when a suicide truck bomb destroys part of the five-star Marriott hotel in Islamabad.

— 2009 —
Oct. 28: A car bomb rips apart a market in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing 125 people.
Dec. 7-9: At least 66 people die in four attacks at a market in Lahore, Pakistan’s second biggest city.

— 2010 —
Jan. 1: A suicide car bomb kills 101 people at a village volleyball game in the northwestern district of Bannu.
May 28: Gunmen and suicide bombers storm mosques belonging to the Ahmadi religious minority in Lahore, killing 82 people.
July 9: A suicide bomber kills 105 people in a busy market in the northwestern tribal district of Mohmand.
Sep. 3: A suicide attack kills 59 at a Shiite Muslim rally in Quetta.
Nov. 5: A suicide bomber kills 68 people during Friday prayers in the northwest’s Darra Adam Khel area.
— 2011 —
April 3: Fifty die after two suicide bombers attack a Sufi shrine in the central town of Dera Ghazi Khan.
May 13: Two suicide bombers kill at least 98 people outside a police training center in Charsadda.

— 2013 —
Jan. 10: A double suicide attack on a snooker club kills 92 in a district of Quetta populated by Shiite Hazaras.
Feb. 16: A bomb at a market in Hazara Town, a Shiite neighborhood near Quetta, kills 89.
March 3: A car bomb explodes in a Shiite neighborhood in Karachi, killing 45.
Sep. 22: Eighty-two people die when two suicide bombers attack a church in Peshawar after a Sunday service.

— 2014 —
Nov. 2: Fifty-five people are killed by a suicide bomber at the main Pakistan-India border crossing.
Dec. 16: Taliban insurgents storm an army-run school in Peshawar, killing more than 150 people, most of them children.
— 2015 —
Jan. 30: Sixty-one people are killed as a suicide bomber hits a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur in southern Pakistan.
May 13: The first attack officially claimed by the Daesh group in Pakistan kills 45 Shiite Muslims in Karachi.

— 2016 —
March 27: Seventy-five people are killed and hundreds injured in an explosion that targets Christians near a park in Lahore.
Aug. 8: At least 73 people die and dozens are wounded when a blast tears through mourners at a hospital in Quetta.
Oct. 25: A brutal gun and suicide bomb assault on a police academy in southwestern Balochistan kills 61 people, the deadliest strike on a security installation in the country’s history, jointly claimed by the Daesh group and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.
Nov. 12: At least 52 pilgrims are killed, including many women and children, at a shrine in Balochistan.

— 2017—
Feb. 16: At least 88 people are killed when a bomb claimed by Daesh rips through a Sufi shrine in Sindh province, wounding more than 200.
The attack, the deadliest since the assault on the Peshawar school, comes after a series of extremist assaults in less than a week, most claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

source AFP

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