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NUCLEARBIBLE.COM: "We need to make clear to people that the cancer is in Pakistan," Obama is quoted as saying at an Oval Office meeting on November 25, 2009 (Washington Post, 2011).

Below is an updated list from Wikipedia regarding incidents of terrorism in Pakistan since 9/11. While the world was concerned about terrorism in America post 9/11, the real terrorists (CIA & Blackwater) have been busy destabilizing Pakistan by systematic terror attacks on a near daily basis. Beware, it's the longest list you will ever see.

Wikipedia: List of Terrorist Incidents in Pakistan Since 9/11 (Wikipedia, 2011).

Why would Islamic/Muslim terrorists attack their own country and people when America is the alleged target?


2001

  • 28 October:- Attack on a Protestant church in southern Punjab city of Bahawalpur resulted in 16 deaths and 6 injuries. The casualties were all Christian worshippers except one police officer.[3]
  • 21 December:- Pakistani interior minister Lt. Gen. (retd) Moinuddin Haider's elder brother Ehteshamuddin Haider was shot dead by assailants near Soldier Bazaar in Karachi.[4]

2002

  • 26 February:- At least 11 Shi'a worshipers were killed by indiscriminate firing by a group of masked gunmen at the Shah-i-Najaf Mosque in Rawalpindi.[6]
  • 17 March:- A grenade attack on a Protestant church in the heavily guarded diplomatic enclave in Islamabad killed five persons, including a US diplomat's wife and daughter, and left more than 40 others injured.[7]
  • 7 May:- Noted religious scholar Prof Dr Ghulam Murtaza Malik, his driver and a policeman were shot dead by two gunmen in Iqbal Town, Lahore.[8]
  • 14 June:- A powerful car bomb exploded near the heavily-guarded US Consulate in Karachi, killing 12 people and wounding over 50 others. A portion of the outer wall of the consulate was blown apart.[10]
  • 13 July:- Nine foreign tourists and three Pakistani nationals were injured in an attack near an archaeological site in the district of Mansehra.[11]
  • 5 August:- At least six people were killed and four injured in a gun attack on a missionary school for foreign students in mountain resort of Murree. The attack was carried by four gunmen, when they started firing indiscriminately, however no pupils were among those killed, all of whom were Pakistani guards and employees at the school.[12]
  • 9 August:- Three nurses—and an attacker—were killed while 25 others injured in a terrorist attack on a church in the Taxila Christian Hospital, in Taxila, northern Punjab.[13]
  • 16 October:- More than eight people were injured in a series of parcel bomb explosions in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.[14]
  • 25 September:- Gunmen stormed the offices of a Christian welfare organisation in Karachi, tied seven office workers to their chairs before shooting each in the head at close range.[15]
  • 15 November:- An explosion on a bus in Hyderabad, Sindh killed two people and injured at least nine others.[16]
  • 5 December:- Three people were killed in an attack at the Macedonian Honorary consulate in the city of Karachi. The dead – all Pakistani – were tied up, gagged and killed before the explosion at the office.[17]
  • 25 December:- Unidentified assailants threw a grenade at a Presbyterian church in Pakistan's central Punjab province, killing three young girls. At least 12 others were injured in the attack at Daska, near Sialkot.[18]

2003

  • 28 February:- Two policemen were shot dead outside the United States consulate in Karachi, the same place where 12 people were killed by a car bomb nine months ago.[19]
  • 10 March:- Two people were injured when a masked terrorist opened indiscriminate fire on a mosque in Gulistan Colony, Faisalabad.[20]
  • 8 June:- 11 Pakistani police trainees were shot dead in what is believed to have been a sectarian attack on Sariab Road, Quetta, as they all belonged to Hazara Shi'a branch of Islam. Another nine were reported wounded.[21]
  • 4 July:- At least 47 people were killed and 150 injured in an attack on a Shia mosque in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.[22]
  • 6 October:- Maulana Azam Tariq, chief of the Millat-i-Islamia (formerly Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan) and MNA, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen along with four others as his car drove into the capital, Islamabad.[24]
  • 14 December:- President Pervez Musharraf survived an assassination attempt when a powerful bomb went off minutes after his highly-guarded convoy crossed a bridge in Rawalpindi. Musharraf was apparently saved by a jamming device in his limousine that prevented the remote controlled explosives from blowing up the bridge as his convoy passed over it.[25]
  • 25 December:- Another attempt was carried on the president 11 days later when two suicide bombers tried to assassinate Musharraf, but their car bombs failed to kill the president; 16 others nearby died instead. Musharraf escaped with only a cracked windscreen on his car. Militant Amjad Farooqi was apparently suspected as being the mastermind behind these attempts, and was killed by Pakistani forces in 2004 after an extensive manhunt.[26]

2004

  • 28 February:- An apparent suicide bomber was killed and three worshipers were injured in an attack on Imambargah in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi.[27]
  • 2 March:- At least 42 persons were killed and more than 100 wounded when a procession of the Shia Muslims was attacked by Deobandi extremists at Liaquat Bazaar in Quetta.[28]
  • 3 May:- A car bomb in south-western city of Gwadar killed three Chinese engineers and injured 10 other people.[29]
  • 7 May:- A suicide bomber attacked a crowded Shia mosque in Sindh Madrassatul Islam in Karachi, killing at least 15 worshipers. More than 100 people were also injured, 25 of them critically in the attack. One person was killed in the riots that followed the attack.[30]
  • 14 May:- Six members of Shia family was shot dead in Mughalpura locality of Lahore.[31]
  • 26 May:- Two car bombs explode within 20 minutes of each other outside the Pakistan-American Cultural Center and near the US consul general's residence in Karachi, killing two men and injuring more than 27 people, mainly policemen and journalists.[32]
  • 30 May:- A senior Deobandi religious scholar and head of Islamic religious school Jamia Binoria, Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, was gunned down in his car while leaving his home in Karachi.[33]
  • 31 May:- A suicide bomber blew up the Imambarghah Ali Raza mosque in Karachi in the middle of evening prayers, killing 16 worshipers and injuring 35. Two people were killed in riots over the mosque attack and Shamzai's assassination.[34]
  • 10 June:- Gunmen opened fire on a convoy carrying the then corps commander Lt Gen Ahsan Saleem Hyat leaving 11 people dead in Karachi. The corps commander who escaped unhurt later became the vice chief of army staff under General Pervez Musharraf. This was the first such attack on the Pakistan Army, not counting the earlier assassination attempts on General Pervez Musharraf who was also the President of the country, since the military began operations in Waziristan in 2004.[35]
  • 8 August:- At least eight people were killed and over 40 others injured when two bombs exploded in quick succession near the Jamia Binoria Madressah, Karachi.[38]
  • 31 August:- Three persons were killed and three others injured in a bomb blast at a shop in the Balochi town of Kalat.[39]
  • 21 September:- Suspected Sipah-e-Sahaba members gunned down at least three members of a Shi'a family in a sectarian attack in Dera Ismail Khan.[40]
  • 1 October:- A suicide bombing left 25 people dead and dozen injured at a Shia mosque after Friday prayers in the eastern city of Sialkot.[41]
  • 7 October:- A powerful car bomb left 40 people dead and wounded over 100 during a Sunni(Deobandi) rally to commemorate Maulana Azam Tariq, assassinated leader of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan, in the central city of Multan. This was most probably the retaliation of Sialkot suicide attacks exactly a week ago.[42]
Main article: 2004 Multan bombing
  • 10 October:- An explosion by a suicide bomber at a mosque used by Shia Muslims in Lahore killed at least four people and left eight people injured.[43]
  • 10 December:- At least 10 people were killed and 30 injured in a bomb explosion at a market in city of Quetta. The bomb exploded near an Army truck, as Balochistan Liberation Army claimed responsibility[43]

2005

  • 8 January:- At least 10 people have been killed in sectarian violence in the northern Pakistani city of Gilgit. The shooting of a Shia Muslim cleric earlier sparked clashes between his supporters and Deobandis.[44]
  • 25 May:- As many as six members of a family were killed in an explosion at village Bandkhel in Makeen Tehsil, South Waziristan.[46]
  • 27 May:- At least 20 people were slaughtered and 82 wounded due to a suicide bombing at the annual Shia Muslims congregation at the shrine of Bari Imam in Islamabad.[47]
  • 31 May:- Six bodies were recovered from a fast food outlet set ablaze by an angry mob after an attack on a Shia mosque in Karachi. It was retaliation to the suicide attack on the Shia mosque in central Karachi where five people were killed and about 20 others wounded.[48]
  • 22 September:- At least six people, including a woman, were killed and 27 injured in two bomb blasts in Lahore. Police said the bombs went off within an interval of one and a half hour.[49]
  • 13 October:- Around 12 people including students were killed in the curfew and clashes between the Rangers and civilians in Gilgit. The clashes came after the death of a student in Rangers custody.[51]
  • 8 December:- At least 12 people were killed and 30 injured in a bomb explosion in the Jandola town of South Waziristan.[53]
  • 22 December:- At least seven people have been killed in what officials say was a battle between Islamic students and bandits in the Jandola town of South Waziristan.[54]

2006

  • 5 February:- A bomb explosion killed 13 people including three army personnel and injured 18 on a Lahore-bound bus en-route from Quetta in Kolpur, Bolan District, Balochistan. No groups claimed of responsibility for the attack.[56]
  • 9 February:- Sectarian violence marred the holiest day of the Shiite calendar, with at least 36 people killed and more than 100 wounded in attacks and clashes in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The violence erupted with a suspected suicide attack on Shiites in Hangu, in the northwestern part of the country, as they celebrated Day of Ashura.[57]
  • 2 March:- A power suicide car bomb attack in the high security zone near the US Consulate, Karachi, killed four people including a US diplomat, a day before President George W. Bush was to reach Pakistan.[58]
  • 10 March:- At least 26 people, mostly women and children, were killed in Dera Bugti District, Balochistan after their bus hit a landmine. Both tribal rebels and security forces planted land mines in the area.[59]
  • 12 June:- At least five people were killed and 17 wounded in a bomb attack in Quetta hotel.[61]
  • 15 June:- Unidentified gunmen killed a senior prison official Amanullah Khan Niazi and four others in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.[62]
  • 16 June:- Two female teachers and two children were shot dead in Khoga Chiri village in Orakzai Agency.[63]
  • 14 July:- Allama Hassan Turabi, a Shiite religious scholar and chief of Tehrik-e-Jafaria Pakistan, and his 12-year-old nephew were killed in a suicide attack near his Abbas Town residence. The suicide bomber was later identified as Abdul Karim, a Bangladeshi-speaking, resident of a shantytown in the central city area of Karachi.[64]
  • 26 August:- Tribal leader Nawab Akbar Bugti was killed in a battle between tribal militants and government forces in Balochistan. At least five soldiers and at least 30 rebels are thought to have died too.[65]
  • :- 26–31 August:- Akbar Bugti's killing sparked five days of rioting that left six people dead, dozens wounded and 700 under arrest.[66]
  • 8 September:- At least six people were killed and 17 injured, four of them seriously, when a powerful bomb blast hit the Rakhni bazaar area of Barkhan District, Balochistan.[67]
  • 6 October:- 17 people were killed in fighting between Sunni and Shia Muslims over a dispute over ownership of the shrine to 18th Century figure Syed Amir Anwar Shah shrine in Pakistan's Orakzai tribal region.[68]
  • 20 October:- A bomb blast killed at least six people and left 21 injured in a busy shopping district of Peshawar.[69]
  • 8 November:- A suicide bomber killed 42 Pakistani Army soldiers and injured 20 in the northwestern town of Dargai, apparently in retaliation to the Chenagai airstrike which killed 80 people in the same Bajaur region in the previous month. This was the second such attack on the Army since the 2004 assassination attempt on Karachi Corps commander.[70]
Main article: 2006 Dargai bombing

2007

January – March 2007

  • 15 January:- A powerful blast in the Jalozai refugee camp destroyed a mud-house, killing four people and injuring five others.[71]
  • 26 January:- Two people were killed and five injured in a suspected suicide attack in Pakistan. The bomber and a security guard were killed in the blast at the Marriott hotel in the capital Islamabad.[72]
  • 27 January:- At least 13 people, including the Chief of Peshawar City Police Malik Saad, were killed Saturday evening in a suicide bombing near a crowded Shiite mosque in Peshawar. About 60 people were wounded, 17 critically, in the 9:20 p.m. blast. About 2,000 Shiite Muslims were in and around the mosque, police said.[73]
  • 17 February:- A suicide bomber killed 15 people—including a judge—after blowing himself up inside a courtroom in Quetta, Balochistan. At least 24 people were wounded in the suicide attack.[75]
  • 20 February:- Punjab Minister for social welfare Zil-e-Huma Usman was shot and killed in Gujranwala. Her assassin, Mohammed Sarwar, was reported to have been motivated by her refusal to abide by the Islamic code of dress and a dislike for the involvement of women in political affairs.[76]
  • :- 19–22 March:- Clashes between pro-government forces under Maulvi Nazir and Al-Qaeda remnants in the Waziristan region kill at least 135 people on both sides. A ceasefire is declared after four days of fighting enforced by officials from both sides.[77]

April – June 2007

  • :- 10–11 April:- Up to 35 people were killed and scores of others wounded in heavy fighting between rival Shia and Sunni(Deobandi) groups in different areas of the Kurram Agency on Tuesday night and Wednesday.[78]
  • 12 May:- As many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured when party workers of opposing parties; MQM, ANP and PPP clash in Karachi. The riots started when rival political rallies take the same route amid lawyers protests for restoration of Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry as the Chief Justice of Supreme Court.
Main article: 2007 Karachi riots
  • 15 May:- A bomb blast at the local Marhaba hotel in Peshawar killed at least 24 people and injured 30. No one claimed responsibility for the suspected suicide blast in the lobby of the hotel popular with Afghans in Peshawar where militants opposed to government support for the United States have launched attacks.[80]
  • 2 June:- Five people, including a tribal chief, a political tehsildar and a journalist were killed, when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in the Dara Khwar, Bajaur Agency.[81]
  • 8 June:- Three people were killed and seven others injured when a bomb exploded on a bus in Hub, Balochistan. The coach was heading from Lasbela to Karachi.[82]
  • 23 June:- A barrage of artillery and missiles fired from Afghanistan hit residential compounds and a hotel in Mangrotai area of the North Waziristan tribal region, killing 11 people and wounding 10 others, eyewitnesses and officials said. The dead included two children and a woman.[83]

July – September 2007

  • 6 July:- President General Pervez Musharraf escaped yet another attempt on his life on Friday morning when around 36 rounds fired at his aircraft from a submachine gun in Rawalpindi missed their target.[84] In another incident, four Pakistan Army troops, including a major and a lieutenant, were killed in an improvised explosive device attack on a military convoy in Dir District – a stronghold of the Jamaat-e-Islami and the banned Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi.[85]
  • 8 July:- Unidentified gunmen killed three Chinese workers and wounded another near Peshawar in what Pakistani officials said was a terrorist attack apparently linked to the bloody siege of militants at an Islamabad mosque.[86]
  • 12 July:- Seven people including three policemen were killed and several others injured in two suicide attacks, two blasts and a rocket attack in three tribal regions and Swat district in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[87]
  • 14 July:- At least 23 paramilitary troops died and 27 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into their convoy in Miranshah in one of the deadliest attacks on the security forces in North Waziristan.[88]
  • 15 July:- At least 49 are killed and hundreds injured when suicide attack and car bombs explode throughout Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in an apparent retaliation for Lal Masjid operation. 11 security personnel and six civilians were killed and 47 others injured in Matta, Swat District, when suicide bombers smashed two cars packed with explosives into an army convoy, and 25 people were killed and 61 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the Dera Ismail Khan police recruitment center. The attack in Swat was the third attack on Army outside the conflict zones of FATA.[89]
  • 17 July:- At least 17 people were killed and 50 injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the venue of the district bar council convention in Islamabad killing mostly PPP political workers waiting for the arrival of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, who was to address a lawyers convention.[90]
  • 19 July:- More than 40 people were killed in three separate bomb attacks. In the first incident, bomb was detonated in a mosque used by military personnel in the north-western town of Kohat, killing at least 11 people. This marked the fourth time the Army was attacked outside conflict zone since 2004. In the second one, 26 people died and 50 were injured in the southern town of Hub, Lasbela District, Balochistan, in an attack apparently targeting Chinese workers. And in the last one, at least seven people were killed and more than 20 injured in a suicide car bombing at a police academy in the north-western town of Hangu.[91]
  • 24 July:- At least nine people including a woman were killed and 40 others injured when unidentified militants fired a barrage of rockets on the civilian population in the northwestern city of Bannu.[92]
  • 27 July:- A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 13 people at Muzaffar hotel in Aabpara, Islamabad Friday after hundreds of stone-throwing protesters clashed with police as the capital's Red Mosque reopened for the first time since a bloody army raid.[93] The same day Raziq Bugti, former guerrilla commander turned spokesman for the Balochistan government, was shot dead by assailants in Quetta.[94]
  • 2 August:- The police in Sargodha shot dead a suspected suicide bomber after the man failed to detonate the explosives he was wearing. The man, who entered a police training center, killed a policeman before he was gunned down.[95]
  • 4 August:- Nine people were killed and 43 injured when a suicide car bomber triggered an explosion at a busy bus station in Parachinar, Kurram Agency.[96]
  • 26 August:- Four policemen were killed and two others wounded in a suicide attack in the Machaar area of Shangla District.[97]
  • 4 September:- At least 25 people were killed and 66 injured in two suicide bomb blasts in Rawalpindi cantonment’s high security areas during morning rush hour. The first blast took place near Qasim Market where a Defence Ministry bus carrying around 38 civilians and uniformed officials was hit, killing 18 people. Five minutes later, a second blast took place near RA Bazaar, behind General Headquarters. The blast was caused by explosives fixed to a motorcycle, which blew up killing seven people on the spot. This was the fifth time the Army was attacked outside war zone since the start of military operations, and the first time in Rawalpindi, the site of General Headquarters.[98]
  • 11 September:- At least 17 people, including three security personnel and a woman, were killed and 16 others injured when a 15-year-old suicide bomber blew himself up in a passenger van at Bannu Adda in Dera Ismail Khan district.[99] The same day Omar Ayub Khan's protocol officer, Liaquat Hussain, was found shot dead near the Northern Bypass in Karachi.[100]
  • 13 September:- At least 20 off-duty commandos were killed and 11 injured in an apparent suicide blast at an army officers’ mess in Tarbela Ghazi, Haripur near Tarbela Dam. The targeted were the Pakistan Army's special forces unit SSG's Karar Company, and this marked the sixth time the Army was attacked outside conflict zone.[101]
  • 15 September:- Unidentified assailants shot dead Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader and Wafaqul Madaris Vice Chairman Maulana Hassan Jan in the jurisdiction of Yakatoot police station in Peshawar. Hassan, a former MNA, also issued a fatwa against suicide attacks, and he along with a group of Pakistani clerics travelled to Afghanistan in 2001 to convince Mullah Omar that he should expel Osama Bin Laden from Afghanistan to avoid American attacks.[102]

October – December 2007

  • 1 October:- A suicide bomber disguised in a woman’s burqa blew himself up at a busy police checkpost in Bannu, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa killing at least 16 people including four policemen and injuring 29.[103]
  • 12 October:- Mohmand Taliban publicly behead six "criminals" and lashed three others in the name of Sharia.[104]
  • 18 October:- Attack on Benazir Bhutto convoy killed over 139 in Karachi and left more than 450 injured in one of the most deadliest terrorist attacks in Pakistan. Former PM Benazir Bhutto was returning after 8 years of self imposed exile when the bomber struck the convoy killing dozens. Karachi Bombs in Pictures
Main article: 2007 Karachi bombing
  • 20 October:- At least eight people were killed and 28 injured when a powerful bomb planted in a pick-up vehicle exploded in Dera Bugti, Balochistan.[105]
  • 25 October:- At least 20 people including 18 troops died and 35 others were injured in a blast aimed at a vehicle carrying Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel in the troubled Swat district. It was suspected to be a suicide attack.[106]
  • 30 October:- A suicide bomber struck a police checkpoint in the high security zone of Rawalpindi, less than a kilometre from President General Pervez Musharraf’s camp office, killing seven people, three of them policemen, and injuring 31 others. The blast splattered check post of General Tariq Majid, current Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff's residence. This blast was the seventh one in the series of attacks against the symbols of Pakistan Army, and the second one in Rawalpindi, the site of General Headquarters.[107]
  • 1 November:- A suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a PAF bus near Sargodha, killing seven officers of the Pakistan Air Force stationed at Mushaf Airbase and three civilians on the Faisalabad Road on Thursday morning. 28 people suffered injuries. It is significant that after this event a state of emergency was imposed on the country.[108]
  • 9 November:- A suicide bomber killed at least three people and injured two others when he detonated explosives at the house of Federal Political Affairs Minister and PML-Q provincial president Amir Muqam in Peshawar. The minister was unhurt, but a cousin of his was injured. The three dead were policemen guarding the house.[109]
  • :- 17–19 November:- As many as 94 people were killed and 168 injured in three days of in-fighting between the rival Sunni(Deobandi) and Shia sects in Parachinar, Kurram Agency in Pakistani tribal areas, bordering Afghanistan. Only by the fourth day, the army gained control of the area and a ceasefire was maintained in the area.[110]
  • 24 November:- 30 people were killed in two suicide attacks in Rawalpindi. In the first incident, a suicide bomber rammed his car into a 72-seater bus parked in front of Ojhri Camp on Murree Road carrying Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officials to work, killing 28 officials and a bystander. The second incident occurred as a second suicide bomber attempted to enter the General Headquarters (GHQ). Upon being asked for identification at the GHQ’s check post, he blew himself up, resulting in the deaths of one security official and a bystander.[111]
  • 9 December:- At least 10 people including three policemen and seven civilians, including two children, perished in a car bombing near Matta, Swat District.[112]
  • 10 December:- A suicide attack on the school bus carrying children during the morning rush injuring seven of them. It was a PAF employees bus and the attack took place near Minhas Airbase, Kamra. It was a second major attack on the Pakistan Air Force after the Sargodha attack.[113]
  • 13 December:- Two suicide bombings near an army checkpost in Quetta killed seven people, including three personnel of the Pakistan Army.[114]
  • 15 December:- A suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden bicycle into a military checkpost killing five people and injuring 11 others in the first-ever suicide attack in the city of Nowshera. The attack occurred at a checkpoint near the gate of an army school and was ninth one in the series of attacks against the Army outside conflict zone.[115]
  • 17 December:- 12 security personnel were killed and five wounded in a suicide attack in the country’s restive northwestern city of Kohat. Victims were members of army’s local football team. This attack was tenth one of its kind on the army and first one against a sports team.[116]
  • 21 December:- On the eve of Eid ul-Adha, a suicide bomb blast again targeted Aftab Ahmad Sherpao killing at least 57 and injuring over 100 at Jamia Masjid Sherpao, in Charsadda District. Aftab Sherpao survived the blast, but his younger son Mustafa Khan Sherpao, was injured.[117]
  • 23 December:- At least seven people, including a soldier and six civilians, were killed and another 23 wounded as a suicide bomber targeted an army convoy near Mingora.[118]
  • 28 December:- At least 33 people, including four policemen, were killed all over Pakistan in the violence that ensued after the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. The situation grew so worse that Sindh Rangers were given orders to shoot-at-sight.[119]
  • 28 December:- A roadside bomb killed nine people, including former PML-Q minister Asfandyar Amirzaib, who is a grandson of Wali-e-Swat, in Swat District.[120]

2008

January – March 2008

  • 10 January:- 24 people were killed and 73 injured in a suicide attack when the policemen were deliberately targeted outside Lahore High Court before the scheduled lawyer's protest against the government in provincial capital of Lahore. This attack was first of its kind in Lahore since the start of War on Terrorism.[121]
  • 14 January:- At least 10 people were killed and over 50 wounded when a bomb exploded in Quaidabad. The bomb was planted on a bicycle and it went off during wee hours in a vegetable market in Karachi.[122]
  • 17 January:- At least 12 people were killed and 25 others injured, three of them critically, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the crowded Mirza Qasim Baig Imambargah in Mohalla Janghi, Kohati in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa capital city of Peshawar.[123]
  • 4 February:- At least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured, when a suicide bomber crashed his bike into an armed forces bus carrying students and officials of Army Medical College, near the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. This became the eleventh attack on Pakistan Army, fourth in Rawalpindi near GHQ, and first of its kind on medical students.[124]
  • 9 February:- At least 25 people died and 35 were injured after a powerful explosion hit an opposition election rally in Charsadda in the north-western Pakistan. The attack targeted ANP, a secular party, one of whose leaders, Fazal-ur-Rehman Atakhail, was assassinated 7 February in Karachi triggering widespread protests. Possible conspirators of the latest attack could be the Islamist Taliban-al-Qaeda nexus operating in the northwestern Pakistan.[125]
  • 11 February:- A suicide attack on a public meeting in Miranshah, North Waziristan left at least eight people dead and a dozen wounded, including a candidate for the National Assembly. It was the second attack on ANP's election gathering in two days.[126]
  • 16 February:- A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle on the election meeting of Pakistan Peoples Party, the party of the slain former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Parachinar, Kurram Agency in northwestern Pakistan. The attack left at least 47 people dead and 150 injured according to Interior Ministry of Pakistan. It was the fourth such attack on PPP's political workers within a year; two of them targeting the former PPP leader Benazir Bhutto.[127]
  • 22 February:- A roadside bomb near the town of Matta, Swat District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa killed at least 13 members of a wedding party and left about a dozen injured. An army spokesman said the bomb had been detonated by remote control. Women and children were among the casualties.[129]
  • 25 February:- Pakistan Army's top medic Lt Gen Mushtaq Baig was killed, along with the driver and security guard, when a suicide attack ripped apart the vehicle he was travelling in at 2:45pm local time near Army General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. At least 5 other passersby were also killed and 20 injured in the incident. Gen Baig was the highest ranking officer to be killed in Pakistan since the 9/11 attacks. This attack was the twelfth such incidence against the Army and fifth one near GHQ.[130]
  • 29 February:- As many as 38 people were killed and 75 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in Mingora, Swat District on Friday during the funeral of a senior police officer who had been killed hours earlier in Lakki Marwat in southern part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The police DSP was killed along with three other policemen when their vehicle was hit in a roadside bomb earlier in the day. Witnesses said the suicide attack took place when a police party was presenting a gun salute in honour of the slain police officer in a school ground in Mingora town at about 8 pm.[131]
  • 2 March:- At least 42 people were killed and 58 injured in a suicide attack, when the bomber struck the meeting of tribal elders and local officials in the town of Darra Adam Khel, a few miles south of Peshawar. The town of Darra was the center of violent clashes earlier in January when the militants took over the Kohat Tunnel that connected Peshawar with Kohat. After the onslaught of security forces to take back the tunnel, the fighting resulted in the deaths of 13 troops and 70 militants.[132]
  • 4 March:- Eight persons were killed and 24 others injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the parking area of the Pakistan Navy War College located in the city of Lahore. It was the first time a Pakistani naval institution was targeted by the militants (Army has been targeted at least eight times outside the war zone and Air Force twice) since the ongoing War on Terrorism in Pakistan in general and post-Lal Masjid siege in particular. This attack on War College was carried out by two suicide attackers, the first one to clear the way for the second one; and the second one to do the damage.[133]
  • 11 March:- At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in twin suicide bombings in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. One of the attacks ripped apart Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) building killing 21, including 16 policemen. The other one hit the posh locality of Model Town, exploding close to Bilawal House, associated with PPP leaders Benazir Bhutto and her husband Asif Ali Zardari.[134]
  • 15 March:- An attack occurred when a bomb was hurled over a wall surrounding an Islamabad restaurant. Four of the 12 people wounded in the bombing were U.S. FBI agents. In addition to wounding the agents, the explosion killed a Turkish woman and wounded a fifth American, three Pakistanis, a person from the United Kingdom and someone from Japan.[135]

April – June 2008

  • 9 April:- Riots in Karachi kill 9 people and wound many others with 40 vehicles getting torched after two groups of lawyers scuffle that begin after PML-Q leaders, former CM Sindh Arbab Ghulam Rahim and former federal minister Sher Afgan Niazi are maltreated ahead of government formation in the provinces of Sindh and Punjab.[136]
  • 17 April:- At least 20 people were killed and dozens others injured in the clashes between two belligerent factions in Khyber Agency.[137]
  • 6 May:- At least four people have been killed in a suspected suicide attack in Bannu, amid signs a truce with militants may be breaking down, negotiations for which was started in March.[138]
  • 18 May:- A bomb attack targeting the Army's Punjab Regimental Center market in the city of Mardan killed at least 13 people, including four soldiers and injured more than 20. This was the second attack in Mardan in a month after a car bomb on 25 April killed three and injured 26 people. This attack was the thirteenth one on the army since the start of military operations.[139]
  • 19 May:- At least four people were killed and another two injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast outside a mosque in the Mamond tehsil of Bajaur Agency.[140]
  • 26 May:- Seven people were killed and five others injured in what appeared to be incidents of sectarian violence in Dera Ismail Khan.[141]
  • 9 June:- Sufi Muhammad, leader of the TNSM, on Monday survived a remote-controlled bombing initiated by local Taliban in Peshawar, in which four policemen got injured.[143]
  • 16 June:- A bomb blast inside a Shia mosque killed at least four people and wounded two others in Dera Ismail Khan.[144]

July – September 2008

  • 6 July:- A suicide bomber killed 19 people in an attack targeting policemen deployed at a rally observing the first year anniversary of an army raid on the Islamabad’s Lal Masjid.[145]
  • 7 July:- A string of small explosions, apparently from bombs, wounded at least 37 people in Karachi, rattling Pakistan a day after a deadly suicide attack in capital of Pakistan.[146]
  • 2 August:- At least eight police and security workers were killed when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near their vehicle in Mingora, Swat.[147]
  • 31 July – 4 August:- A total of 136 people were killed in Swat Valley in a week of fighting between the security forces and pro-Taliban militants. The casualties included at least 94 militants, 14 soldiers and around 28 civilians.[148]
  • 9 August:- Militants stormed a police post in village Kingargalai of the Buner District on Friday night, killing eight policemen.[149]
  • 12 August:- A bomb targeting a Pakistani Air Force bus carrying personnel from a military base killed 13 people and wounded 11 others on Tuesday on a major road near the center of Peshawar. Taliban forces reportedly took responsibility. The attack was seen as retaliation for Pakistani airstrikes in Bajaur Agency, a militant stronghold near the border with Afghanistan. Five of the dead were air force personnel and the eight others were bystanders.[150]
  • 13 August:- Eight people, including two policemen, were killed and over 20, including 12 policemen, were injured after an alleged suicide bomber blew himself up n ear a police station in Lahore on the eve of Independence Day celebrations.[151] On the same day, six people were killed and 19 others, four of them policemen, were injured in explosions in Hub and Uthal, a hand-grenade attack in Panjgur and shooting incidents in Kharan and Turbat towns in Balochistan,[152] while leader of the banned outfit Amr Bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkar Haji Namdar was shot dead when he was delivering sermon in Bara tehsil.[153] Haji Namdar had earlier escaped a suicide attack on 1 May 2008 in which 17 people were injured.[154]
  • 7 August – 18 August:- Clashes mainly between the Toori and Bangash tribes, but which involved other local tribes, in the Kurram Agency left at least 287 people dead and 373 injured in 12 consecutive days of fighting. In the later incidents, pro-Taliban militants were involved too, after which the local tribesmen asked the government to flush out the militants.[155]
  • 19 August:- 32 people, seven policemen and two health officials among them, were killed and 55 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the emergency ward of the District Headquarters Hospital in Dera Ismail Khan. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.[156]
  • 21 August:- At least 70 people were killed and 67 others injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the gates of the state run Pakistan Ordnance Factories, Wah Cantonment. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack. This attack was the fourteenth such attack on the symbol of Pakistan Army since the start of military operations in 2004.[157]
Main article: 2008 Wah bombing
  • 23 August:- 20 people were killed when a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden car into a police station in Charbagh Tehsil of Swat valley of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.[158]
  • 25 August:- 10 people were killed in a rocket attack targeting the house of a local member of provincial assembly (MPA) in Swat valley in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. As a result of the attack, ANP MPA Waqar Ahmed's brother and other family members were killed.[159]
  • 26 August:- Eight people were killed and more than 20 hurt in a bomb explosion at a roadside restaurant in the Model Town area on the outskirts of Islamabad on Tuesday.[160]
  • 28 August:- 9 people were killed and 15 others were injured in a bomb attack targeting a polive van in the Bannu area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[161]
  • 6 September:- At least 30 people were killed and 70 injured when a suicide car bomb struck a paramilitary checkpoint 20 km from Peshawar. The attack came during the voting to elect Asif Ali Zardari as the President of Pakistan and the marking of Defence Day.[162]
  • 10 September:- At least 25 worshippers were killed and 50 others injured in a grenade-and-gun attack in a mosque in the Maskanai area of Lower Dir District, northern part of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[163]
  • 20 September:- A massive truck bomb exploded outside the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, killing at 57 people and wounding 266 others. The suicide attack believed to be carried by a single individual left a 20 feet (6.1 m) deep and 50 feet (15 m) wide crater, and was later owned by a little known group called Fidayeen-e-Islam. It was carried at local Iftar time, when the local and foreign residents had assembled together to have the Ramadan feast. The attack was significant as all the top political, diplomatic and military top brass was also dining in the nearby Prime Ministers Secretariat after the President's first parliamentary address.
  • 22 September:- At least nine security personnel were killed in a suicide car-bomb attack on a checkpost in Swat District.[165]
  • 26 September:- A bomb attack on a train killed at least three people and fifteen others near the city of Bahawalpur. The bomb, which was kept on the railway track, blew up and derailed the passenger train. No one claimed responsibility for the attack.[166]

October – December 2008

  • 2 October:- A suicide attack targeted the house of ANP leader Asfandyar Wali Khan in Walibagh, Charsadda killing four people. Wali Khan survived the attack, as his bodyguard shot the suicide attacker in the head before he could reach Wali Khan. The guard was later killed as the attacker managed to detonate the bomb while on the ground. This was the fourth such attack on ANP, with the first two targeting ANP political rallies in Charsadda and Miranshah before February elections and one of them targeting ANP MPA in Swat.[167]
  • 6 October:- A suicide attacker managed to kill 20 people and injured 60 in the Punjabi town of Bhakkar, when he targeted the political gathering of Rashid Akbar Nawani, an MNA of PML-N. Nawani, though survived the attack, was hurt. This was the first such attack on PML-N, since the start of war on terrorism.[168] This was a sectarian attack as Mr Nawani was Shia, and most of the party workers in the gathering were from the minority Shia sect.[169]
Main article: 2008 Bhakkar bombing
  • 9 October:- A suicide bomb attack on a main police headquarters in Islamabad killed at least eight and wounded at least another 8. The targeted area was the main police complex in the capital, containing training and residential facilities for police officers. Thousands of police are based at the centre.[170] Another bomb occurred as the country's spy chief briefed politicians on the security situation. Eleven people were killed in the Upper Dir District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa when a roadside bomb exploded near a police van carrying prisoners. Four schoolchildren in a passing bus were also among the dead.[171]
  • 10 October:- A suicide bomber drove his car into a meeting of 600 people in Orakzai Agency, which was being held in open ground and blew himself up. The meeting was a council of local leaders discussing to raise a militia to evict Taliban from the region. The attack claimed at least 110 lives and injured more than 200.[172][173]
  • 13 October:- A remote-controlled bomb detonated near the vehicle of a secular political leader, who was injured along with four others. This follows a string of attacks against lawmakers and government officials; and was also the second this month aimed at the Awami National Party. The attack apparently targeted Shamin Khan, a member of the Pashtun secularist ANP, at 18:30 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[174]
  • 16 October:- A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police station in the restive Swat Valley region, killing four people and destroying the building in Mingora.[175]
  • 19 October:- A separatist group, Baloch Republic Army, claimed responsibility for the bomb blast in northwestern Balochistan province, which killed at least three people and injured six. The blast occurred in a bazar of the Dera Bugti district, and the remote-controlled bomb was planted in a motorcycle.[176]
  • 26 October:- At least 11 people, seven of them Frontier Corps personnel and three Khasadars, were killed and five injured on Sunday in a suicide attack near Ghalaanai in Mohmand Agency.[177]
  • 27 October:- Two persons were killed and 12 others injured, some of them seriously, in a bomb blast near the District Court Complex in Quetta.[178]
  • 31 October:- At least eight people were killed and 20 injured in a suspected suicide bombing targeting the policeman in the north-western city of Mardan.[179]
  • 2 November:- Eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a security checkpoint near Wana, the main town in South Waziristan.[180]
  • 4 November:- At least seven persons, including three security officials, were killed and six injured in a suicide attack on a security force checkpost in Hangu District on Tuesday morning.[181]
  • 6 November:- 22 tribesmen were killed and 45 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Salarzai jirga in Bajaur Agency on Thursday. The blast targeted a lashkar (volunteer militia) in Batmalani, about 40 kilometres northeast of agency headquarters Khar.[182]
Main article: 2008 Bajaur bombing
  • 11 November:- A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding 13. Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Governor Owais Ahmed Ghani had just left the venue and senior provincial minister Bashir Bilour was on his way out. Bashir Bilour, the apparent target, said that two of his guards were among the dead and three had been injured.[183]
  • 12 November:- Five people were killed as a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-filled bus into the gates of a school in Charsadda district on Wednesday. Two others died as troops fired in retaliation. Fifteen people including soldiers and civilians were injured.[184]
  • 17 November:- At least three troops were killed when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a security checkpost in Swat’s Khawazakhela area.[185]
  • 19 November:- A former head of the army’s elite commando force Special Service Group, Maj-Gen (R) Ameer Faisal Alavi, and his driver were gunned down near Islamabad on Wednesday morning. Alvi, who commanded the SSG during the first major assault on militants in Angoor Ada in South Waziristan in 2004, was killed near his home while driving to work on Islamabad Highway near the PWD Housing Society in the Koral police precinct. This attack was the fifteenth such attack on the army outside war zone, and the sixth one in the vicinity of Rawalpindi, the site of Army GHQ.[186]
  • 20 November:- A suicide bomber killed at least nine people and injured four others on Thursday at a mosque in Mamoond tehsil of Bajaur Agency.[187]
  • 21 November:- Seven people were killed and 17 others injured in a blast during the funeral of a cleric near the bus stand here on Friday morning in Dera Ismail Khan.[188]
  • 22 November:- Six people were killed and 15 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in Tandaro area of Tall in Hangu District on Saturday.[189] While at least three people including a teenager were injured in a series of three explosions near the Alhamra Cultural Complex in Lahore late on Saturday, where the international World Performing Arts Festival was in progress.[190]
  • 28 November:- Nine people, including four police, were killed and 16 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden coach into a police vehicle on the Peshawar-Bannu Road in Domel area of Bannu on Friday.[191]
  • 1 December:- Ten people were killed and 49 others injured when a suicide bomber blew up an explosive-laden truck near the Sangota security post, some seven kilometres north-east of Mingora on Monday.[192]
  • 5 December:- At least 27 people were killed and dozens more wounded when two bombs exploded in crowded markets in northwest Pakistan. A blast in the heart of Peshwar killed 21 and created a 5-foot-deep (1.5 m) crater. Just hours earlier six people died in a car bomb explosion at a market in the semi-autonomous Orakzai tribal district. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the two attacks.[193]
  • 28 December:- At least 36 people were killed in a suspected car bomb attack near a polling station in a government school in Buner District on Sunday. 16 people were injured in the blast believed to have been carried out to disrupt the by-election for a National Assembly seat.[194]

2009

January – March 2009

  • 4 January:- At least seven people, three of them policemen and two journalists, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Government Polytechnic College near an imambargah on Multan Road in Dera Ismail Khan. About 25 people were injured, most of them policemen.[195]
  • 10 January:- A fierce gunbattle between rival sects in Hangu continued on Saturday amid efforts to broker an early truce to stop bloodshed. Official sources said that 26 people, including the deputy chairman of the local chapter of the Ahli Sunnat Wal Jamaat, Mufti Rustam, had been killed and several others injured in the two-day fighting.[196]
  • 26 January:- At least five people have been killed and many more wounded in a bomb blast in north-west Pakistan, police say. The bomb, attached to a bicycle, went off on a busy main road in the town of Dera Ismail Khan.[197] While in another incident, Hussain Ali Yousafi, chairman of the Hazara Democratic Party, was shot dead by Lashkar-e-Jhangvi in the southwestern city of Quetta.[198]
  • 3 February:- One man was killed and 18 others injured in a hand grenade attack on a Sunni mosque at Mohallah Joginwala in Dera Ismail Khan district on Tuesday evening.[199]
  • 5 February:- Up to 32 people were killed when a suspected suicide bombing ripped through a crowd of Shia worshippers outside a Dera Ghazi Khan mosque on Thursday. Police said the blast targeted dozens of people converging on the Al Hussainia Mosque after dark, shortly before a religious gathering.[200]
  • 7 February:- At least seven officers were killed in an attack on a checkpoint in Mianwali in Punjab near restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.[201]
  • 11 February:- Awami National Party (ANP) provincial lawmaker Alam Zeb Khan was killed and eight people injured in a remote-controlled blast on Wednesday. The bomb had been fitted to a motorbike parked near the residence of the slain MPA on Dalazak Road in Peshawar. This was the sixth such attack on ANP in less than a year.[202]
  • 17 February:- At least three people were killed by a car bomb which exploded outside the home of a government official in north-western Pakistan. The bomb targeted a local anti-Taleban mayor in the suburb of Bazidkhel near the city of Peshawar. He survived but several people were hurt.[203]
  • 20 February:- A curfew was imposed in Dera Ismail Khan on Friday and the army called in to quell riots immediately after a suicide bomber killed at least 30 Shia's and injured another 157 who were attending a funeral in southern Dera Ismail Khan district. Witnesses said police ‘ran off’ when gunfire broke out after the blast at the funeral of Shia leader Sher Zaman – who was gunned down a day earlier.[204]
  • 2 March:- A suicide bomber killed five and injured 12 people at a girls’ religious school in Pishin District of Balochistan on Monday.[205]
  • 5 March:- One person was killed and 19 others sustained injuries when a hand-grenade hurled by unidentified miscreants at the worshippers exploded in Ameer Hamza mosque in Dera Ismail Khan.[207] While in Peshawar, unidentified miscreants blew up the mausoleum of the most-revered mystic poet of the Pakhtun land Rahman Baba in the wee hours of Thursday by planting four bombs inside the structure of the shrine.[208]
  • 7 March:- A bomb-laden car exploded in Peshawar as police tried to pull a body from it killing eight people and injuring five. Seven of the dead were policemen while the other was a passerby. In a separate incident, a roadside bomb killed three civilians and wounded four troops in the town of Darra Adam Khel.[209]
  • 11 March:- Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Senior Minister and Awami National Party leader Bashir Bilour survived an assassination attempt that left six people, including two suspected suicide attackers, dead in Namak Mandi in Peshawar on Wednesday. Four persons, including a young girl, who was married on Sunday last, were critically wounded in the firing, grenade attack and suicide blast. This was the second assassination attempt on Bilour in less than six months and seventh suicide attack on ANP in little over a year.[210]
  • 16 March:- At least 14 people were killed and 17 injured on Monday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the busiest bus stand of Rawalpindi at Pirwadhai.[211]
  • 23 March:- A security official was killed and three others injured in a suicide bombing outside a police Special Branch office in Islamabad on Monday.[213]
  • 27 March:- 76 persons were killed and over 100 injured in an apparent suicide attack on a mosque at Peshawar-Torkham Highway in Jamrud, Khyber Agency during the Friday congregation. Intelligence sources, however, put the number of dead at 86 but officials of the political administration were conservative by putting the death toll at 50.[215]
  • 30 March:- At least eight police recruits and a civilian were killed when about 10 terrorists attacked the Manawan Police Training School in Lahore near the border with India with guns and grenades on Monday. Security forces regained control of the facility in an operation that lasted for more than eight hours. About 93 cadets and civilians were injured.[216]

April – June 2009

  • 4 April:- A suicide bomber struck a camp of the Frontier Constabulary (FC) at Margalla Road in Islamabad on Saturday, killing at least eight FC personnel and a civilian, besides the attacker himself, and injuring 12 others.[217]
  • 5 April:- A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia religious gathering in an Imambargah in Chakwal on Sunday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 60. The attacker struck at the gates of a Shia mosque where some 1,200 people were attending a religious gathering.[218]
  • 6 April:- Police found bullet-riddled bodies of four local aid workers, including three women, in Shinkiari area of Mansehra District on Monday.[219]
  • 15 April:- A suicide car bomber attacked a security post in north-western Pakistan, killing at least 18 people, nine of them police and injuring five others. The bomber set off his explosives as he pulled up at a checkpoint in Charsadda, a town near the city of Peshawar.[220]
  • 18 April:- A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb at a checkpoint in the northwestern Pakistani town of Hangu’s Doaba area Saturday, killing at least 22 people, including five security personnel, and injuring another 15.[221]
  • 26 April:- 12 children were killed in north-western Pakistan after playing with a bomb they mistook for a toy. The children died after the bomb, which resembled a football, exploded on Saturday in Lower Dir District.[222]
  • 29 April:- Targeted killings in Karachi claimed the lives of 34 people and wounded 40 in a matter of hours by unidentified gunmen in different parts of the city. In the month-long incidents of violence until 28 April the police record showed that 16 people had been shot dead and 54 wounded in different incidents of killings. The statistics further showed that of the total number of people, 43 people belonged to the Pakhtun community while seven happened to be Urdu-speaking people.[223]
  • 5 May:- Seven people, two children and a Frontier Corps soldier among them, were killed and 48 others injured when an explosives-laden car rammed into a pick-up near a checkpost on the Peshawar-Bara road 12 km west of Peshawar Cantonment on Tuesday morning.[224]
  • 11 May:- 10 people died as a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden vehicle near an FC checkpost in the outskirts of Darra Adam Khel on Monday, killing eight civilians and two security personnel and injuring 27 other people.[225]
  • 16 May:- Two successive bomb blasts rocked Peshawar on Saturday, leaving 13 people dead and 34 others injured. A powerful car-bomb killed 12 people and wounded 31 others, including schoolchildren and women, in the Barisco area, while a low intensity device ripped through a garments store in the packed Gora Bazaar in Peshawar Saddar, killing a minor girl and injuring three others.[226]
  • 21 May:- At least nine people – four civilians and five security personnel – were killed and 25 injured in a suicide attack near an Frontier Corps (FC) fort in Jandola area of Tank on Thursday evening.[227]
  • 22 May:- At least 10 people were killed and 75 injured when a powerful car bomb went off outside a cinema in Peshawar’s Cinema Road area on Friday evening.[228]
  • 27 May:- Suicide bombers detonated a vehicle loaded with 100 kilograms of explosives near offices of the capital city police officer (CCPO) and the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Lahore on Wednesday – killing at least 27 people and wounding 326, in addition to destroying a two-story building of the Rescue 15 police service. This was the second attack on ISI since the start of War on Terrorism.[229]
Main article: 2009 Lahore bombing
  • 28 May:- A succession of blasts rocked Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa on Thursday, killing 13 people, including five policemen, and injuring over 90 others. Three blasts, one of them a suicide attack targeting a police post, took place in Peshawar and one suicide bombing at a security checkpost in Dera Ismail Khan.[230]
  • 5 June:- At least 40 people were killed and another 70 injured during Friday prayers when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a mosque in Hayagai Sharqai village in Upper Dir District.[231]
  • 6 June:- Two policemen were killed after a young man carried out a suicide attack against Rescue 15, a police helpline unit, in Islamabad on Saturday. At least four other policemen were injured.[232]
  • 8 June:- A wave of violence emanating from rivalries between political factions in Karachi continued to spread as 12 more people fell victim to target killings on Monday. Thus, the number of political activists to have fallen victim to target killings during the first week of June reached 35.[233] Most of the victims had fallen prey to the bloody rivalry of MQM (Altaf) and MQM (Haqiqi) factions; the latest incidence seeming to be sparked from the efforts of reunification of Amir and Afaq groups, that constitute the MQM (Haqiqi) group, at the behest of Imran Khan.[234]
  • 9 June:- A massive truck bomb ripped through the five-star Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar on Tuesday killing 11 people and more than wounding 60. The attackers entered the compound on two vehicles at about 10:30pm, spraying the security guards at the hotel gate with bullets from one and blowing up the other in the hotel parking.[235] The death toll later rose to 17.[236]
  • 11 June:- In a day of multiple terrorist attacks throughout Pakistan, a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Prisons, Mian Nisar Gul Kakakhel, was seriously injured and his two guards were killed when his convoy was ambushed by suspected militants in Darra Adam Khel.[237] In Balochistan, one person was killed and 35 injured when a bomb hidden in a toilet exploded in a Quetta-bound train. The Baloch Republican Army (BRA) claimed responsibility for the attack.[238] While in the country's northwest, two people were killed and 13 including eight policemen injured in a grenade and suicide attack on police in Latifabad, Peshawar.[239]
  • 12 June:- A leading Sunni Barelwi cleric, Sarfraz Ahmed Naeemi with anti-Taliban views, was assassinated, with six other people killed and five injured when a suicide attacker detonated himself at the Jamia Naeemia madrassa on the Allama Iqbal Road in Garhi Shahu area of Lahore shortly after Friday prayers.[240] While in Nowshera, five worshippers were killed and 105 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden van into a mosque during the Friday prayers in the Cantonment area at the Grand Trunk Road. The Nowshera attack was the sixteenth such attack on Army outside the conflict zone and second one in Nowshera.[241] Later the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Friday claimed responsibility for three suicide attacks in Peshawar, Nowshera and Lahore, saying similar attacks would soon follow.[242]
  • 14 June:- Nine people were killed and over 40 injured when a powerful explosion ripped through a busy market in Dera Ismail Khan on Sunday.[243]

July – September 2009

  • 1 July:- Gunmen killed a tribal elder, his driver and a guard, in an ambush at Khyber Pass. Also, a bomb exploded near a police vehicle in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan, killing one civilian and wounding three[245]
  • 2 July:- 36 persons were injured, some critically, when a lone suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a bus carrying employees of the Army-run Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC) at the Peshawar Road near Chur Chowk in Rawalpindi on Thursday at around 4.15 pm. The suicide bomber was the only reported fatality.[246] While in Balochistan, four people were killed in a suicide attack in Sohrab outside Quetta.[247]
  • 10 July:- Militants attacked a security checkpoint in the tribal Bajaur Agency, killing four policemen.[248]
  • 13 July:- At least 12 people, seven children among them, were killed and over 50 injured when a large quantity of explosives stored in a house which also had a seminary exploded in a village near Mian Channu, about 45 km from Khanewal, on Monday morning.[249]
  • 15 July:- A roadside bomb in Bannu killed two policemen.[250]
  • 19 July:- Militants attacked a police patrol near the Khyber tribal region, killing four[252]
  • 28 July:- A suicide attack at a checkpoint killed two policemen in North Waziristan.[253] militants killed an abducted police official in Sangota[254] four policemen were killed by the Baluch rebels[255]
  • 29 July:- A remote controlled car bomb killed two men guarding a Shia lawyer in Dera Ismail Khan. In Shangla, more than 50 Taliban militants raided the residence of militia leader Khalilur Rehman and shot him dead.[256]
  • 4 August:- Separatist rebels on Tuesday shot dead four policemen and threatened to execute 21 hostages (11 of them laborers) unless Pakistan withdraws paramilitary troops and releases detainees in Balochistan.[257]
  • 9 August:- Baloch militants killed four policemen and threatened to kill more than 12 hostages if their demand that their comrades in police custody be released is not met.[258]
  • 13 August:- Baloch militants fired rockets at a police vehicle outside Quetta, killing two policemen and wounding three.[259]
  • 15 August:- Five people including three soldiers and two civilians were killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a security check-post in Khwazakhela area of Swat District on Saturday.[260]
  • 17 August:- Seven people were killed and eight others injured when a bomb placed in a vehicle exploded at a filling station in the Shabqadar area in Charsadda on Monday.[261]
  • 20 August:- Eight people, including four policemen, were injured when a bomb exploded close to a police patrol car on the Misryal road in Rawalpindi on Thursday.[262]
  • 27 August:- 22 Khasadars were killed when a suicide bomber struck a security post near Torkham, Khyber Agency along the Afghan border on Thursday evening. According to witnesses, the bomber blew himself up when the tribal policemen gathered at the checkpost and were about to break their fast.[264]
Main article: 2009 Torkham bombing
  • 30 August:- A suicide bomber managed to sneak into the main police station in Mingora, Swat District on Sunday, causing a huge explosion that killed 16 members of the recently-recruited Special Police Force and injured another five.[265]
  • 2 September:- Religious Affairs Minister Hamid Saeed Kazmi was injured in a brazen attack in Islamabad on Wednesday. His driver was killed and a police guard injured (who later succumbed to his injuries). The assailants attacked the minister’s car when he was leaving his ministry at G-6/3, some yards away from the Aabpara police station, along with his driver Mohammad Younus and guard Mohammad Ashraf.[266]
  • 6 September:- Three policemen were shot dead in Hasan Abdal in apparent act of targeted killing, a senior police officer said on Sunday.[267]
  • 8 September:- Taliban militants on Tuesday shot dead four schoolchildren and wounded six others in an apparent sectarian attack in the remote Atmankhel town of Orakzai Agency.[268]
  • 18 September:- At least 33 people were killed and 80 others injured when a bomber blew up an explosive-laden vehicle in a market on the Kohat-Hangu road on Friday. The blast was powerful enough to cause damage to all shops within a radius of 100 yards.[270] The death toll later reached 40.[271]
  • 26 September:- Two suicide attackers on Saturday separately rammed their explosives-laden vehicles into a police station in Bannu and a military-owned commercial bank in Peshawar cantonment, killing at least 23 people and injuring around another 200. At least 10 people were killed in the attack in Peshawar, while seven, including two policemen, were killed in the assault on the Bannu police station. Around 94 people were injured in Peshawar and 64, including 31 policemen, Bannu.[272] The next day the death from two suicide bomb attacks rose to 27.[273]

October – December 2009

  • 5 October:- A suicide bomber dressed in military uniform attacked the highly-fortified United Nations World Food Programme offices in Islamabad, killing five people including one Iraqi citizen and injuring six others.[274] The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack through spokesperson Azam Tariq.[275]
  • 9 October:- A suicide attack at Khyber Bazaar in Peshawar on Friday killed 55 people[276] and injured more than 148. An official at the Lady Reading Hospital said four people had succumbed to their injuries at hospital. The blast occurred at 12:15pm after a white car rammed into a public transport bus, Cantt Superintendent of Police Nisar Marwat told reporters. He said the car was packed with 100 kg of explosives.[277][278]
  • :- 10–11 October:- A total of 22 people including six soldiers, five SSG commandos, three hostages and eight gunmen were killed in an attack on Pakistan Army General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi.[279] This attack followed a series of bombings in the North-Western Pakistan, amid speculation that the army is to prepare another major operation in Waziristan against the Taliban. At least nine militants in military uniforms had stormed the GHQ, killed a total of six soldiers including a brigadier and a lieutenant-colonel, and took a total 56 people hostage. They were demanding the release of some of their fellow fighters in exchange for the hostages. Nine of the hostages later escaped. Later a successful operation was conducted early next day by the SSG to free all the hostages, in the process of which four terrorists were killed, with the ring leader Mohammed Aqeel arrested, and five commandos and three hostages also losing their lives. A total of 44 hostages were rescued, which included officers, soldiers and civilian employees. The attack on the GHQ was the seventeenth attack on the army outside conflict zone and the seventh in Rawalpindi since the military operations began in Waziristan in 2004.[280][281]
  • 12 October:- At least 41 people including six soldiers were killed on Monday in a suicide attack on a military convoy in Alpuri area of Shangla District, an area thought to be under the control of Pakistan Army.[282]
  • :- 16 October:- 15 people, including three policemen and a minor, were killed and 21 others wounded in a suicide attack on the offices of the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) of the police, located a few meters away from the recently-established Swati Phatak military post, in the Peshawar Cantonment area.[285]
  • 20 October:- Two suicide blasts on Tuesday rocked the new campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) in H-10 sector of Islamabad, killing at least six students and staffers, including three women, and injuring more than 29 others, 25 of them females, with some of them in critical condition.[286] The first blast targeted the cafeteria adjacent to a girls’ hostel around 2:10pm, while the second one targeted the Sharia and Law Department building in the male section of the university. This was the first-ever attack on students in the country since the start of terrorism in 2001.[287]
  • 22 October:- A serving Army brigadier, Moinuddin Ahmad, and his driver were gunned down in Islamabad early on Thursday morning while his gunman was critically wounded. Two motorcyclists intercepted his official jeep in Sector G-11/1 and sprayed it with automatic fire. The brigadier's assassination and the subsequent attempts on two brigadiers are the eighteenth such attacks on the army outside the conflict zone.[288]
  • 23 October:- Eight persons, including two PAF security personnel, were killed and 17 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber exploded himself at a police check-post on the GT Road near the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC), Kamra. This was the fourth major attack on Pakistan Air Force and the second one in Kamra.[289] On the same day, an anti-tank mine planted on the side of a road killed 18 people of a wedding party and injured six others in the Baizai tehsil of Mohmand Agency.[290] And 15 people were injured in bombing outside a restaurant in the Hayatabad area of Peshawar.[291]
Main article: 2009 Kamra bombing
  • 24 October:- A suicide bomber exploded his car near the Islamabad-Lahore Motorway Interchange (ILMI), killing a Sub-Inspector of motorway police.[292]
  • 25 October:- Punjabi-born Balochistan Education Minister Shafiq Ahmed Khan, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was shot dead outside his residence in Quetta. The Baloch Liberation United Front (BLUF) claimed responsibility.[293]
  • 27 October:- Targeting another military officer, Brigadier Waqar Ahmad, two gunmen riding a motorbike attacked him, who was travelling with his mother and driver, as he came out of his house in Sector I-9/1 of Islamabad, riddling his car with bullets.[294] Taliban militants shot dead the head of a pro-government tribal leader in Khar, the main town in Bajaur.[295]
  • 28 October:- At least 118 people have been killed and over 200 injured by a car bomb in a market in Peshawar. The market mostly sold products for women and a large percentage of the dead, were confirmed to be women, reports say. The number of casualties are expected to rise in the local area.[296]
  • 31 October:- A roadside bomb killed seven Pakistani soldiers in the Khyber Agency, close to the Afghan border. The vehicle hit the bomb whilst carrying paramilitary troops on a routine patrol in Sur Khar.[297]
  • 2 November:- At least 35 people were killed and 65 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a branch of the National Bank of Pakistan in Rawalpindi on Monday. Most of those who died in the attack were serving or retired civil and military employees, pensioners and elderly citizens who had queued for drawing salary and paying utility bills. The powerful explosion took place at 10.45am at the branch’s parking zone located outside a four-star Shalimar Hotel off The Mall road and near the State Bank of Pakistan.[298][299]
  • 6 November:- In a third incident of its kind in Islamabad, gunmen injured an army brigadier and his driver in Islamabad on Friday, as they opened fire on their vehicle. Brigadier Sohail and his driver came under attack by unknown assailants in the I-8/4 sector of the capital.[300]
  • 8 November:- 15 people, including the Nazim of the Adezai Union Council, were killed and 42 others sustained injuries in a suicide attack near the Matani cattle market, some 25 km from Peshawar, on Sunday. Nazim Abdul Malik had survived over 20 attacks on his vehicle, house and Hujra since he had parted ways with the militants in October last year.[301]
  • 9 November:- A bomb went off near a police post in the city of Peshawar, killing at least 3 and injuring around five. This bombing was believed to be a suicide attack. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.[302]
  • 10 November:- At least 34 people were killed and nearly 100 others injured when a powerful car bomb ripped through a crowded intersection in Charsadda bazaar on Tuesday afternoon. Scores of women and children died and dozens of shops and vehicles were damaged in the suspected suicide attack.[303]
  • 13 November:- At least 17 people – 10 military personnel and three civilians – were killed and 60 injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a military checkpost in front of the regional headquarters of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in Peshawar on Artillery Road. This was the third attack on ISI, with the first being November 2007 bombing of ISI bus in Rawalpindi and the second being the May 2009 bombing of the ISI regional headquarters in Lahore.[304][305] While in Bannu, at least eight people – including seven security officials – were killed and 22 injured in a suicide attack at a local police station struck 25 minutes after the attack on the ISI building in Peshawar.[306]
  • 14 November:- At least 12 people, including a policeman and a three-year-old child, were killed and another 35 injured when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vehicle at a police checkpost in provincial capital. The bomber struck the checkpost just outside the entrance to the Peshawar Cantonment at Pishtakhara Chowk, which is situated on the junction of the Bara and Ring roads and is close to the city’s border with Khyber Agency.[307]
  • 16 November:- At least four people were killed and 20 others injured when a suicide car bomber struck a police station in Badaber near Peshawar. Police reportedly fired on the vehicle, which witnesses claimed was a pick-up truck but were unable to stop it.[308]
  • 17 November:- At least one person was killed and five others injured, including Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Nizam Shahid Durrani in a blast in Quetta. The bomb blast occurred outside the police inspector's office on Spini Road.[309]
  • 19 November:- Peshawar went through yet another day of bloodbath when two strikes, within a space of 14 hours, left 22 people dead. The first target was the city’s judicial complex, where a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a court building early in the morning, and the other came late in the night when a roadside bomb destroyed a police van. The first attack killed 20 and injured 50. It was the sixth attack on the city and it devastated a mosque, damaged a college and a police station. While the bomb attack on the police van ripped through the vehicle, killing two policemen on the spot and wounding five civilians on the outskirts of Peshawar.[310][311]
  • 27 November:- A remote controlled bomb near a mosque in Bajaur Agency killed anti-Taliban tribal leader Malik Shah Pur. Three others were injured.[312]
  • 1 December:- An ANP politician, Shamsher Ali Khan, was killed and eight others injured, including his brother, in the Swat valley when a bomber targeted a guest house, at which they were present.[313]
  • 2 December:- Three naval personnel were killed and nine other people injured in an abortive suicide attack on the Pakistan Naval Complex in Sector E-8 in Islamabad on Wednesday afternoon. The teenaged suicide bomber blew himself up when he was intercepted by a naval intelligence official.[314]
  • 4 December:- At least 40 people were killed and over 86 injured when terrorists attacked a Friday congregation at the Parade Lane Askari mosque in Rawalpindi Cantonment. The high number of casualties was caused by hurling of grenades and indiscriminate targeted firing by the terrorists, reportedly numbering between six to eight individuals. Two of the terrorists blew themselves up while two others were gunned down by the security forces. The remaining terrorists escaped and took refuge in the vicinity.[315] Besides 17 children, an army major general, a brigadier, two lieutenant colonels, a major and a number of soldiers were among those killed in the multi-pronged attack. This was the nineteenth such attack on Pakistan Army outside war zone and eighth in near GHQ Rawalpindi since the start of military campaign against the militants in the tribal areas in 2004.[316] Meanwhile in Chinari, Mohmand, a minibus carrying members of a wedding party struck an anti-tank mine, killing three people and wounding 15. This is the second such attack on a wedding party in the region after the attack on 23 October.[317]
  • 7 December:- Terrorists struck three provincial headquarters on Monday. The highest casualty rate was in Lahore when two powerful bomb blasts, 30 seconds apart, ripped through the busy Moon Market in Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Town at 8:45pm in the night, claiming at least 70 lives and injuring many.[318][319] The blasts, which took place within a radius of 30 metre, also caused a massive fire in a crowded shopping mall. It also knocked out electricity supply.[320] About 150 people were injured.[321] While in Peshawar, 11 people, including two policemen, were killed and 45 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the sessions courts. Both of these attacks were second of their kinds this year: Moon Market was attacked on 13 August and Peshawar judicial complex was attacked on 19 November.[322] In Quetta, 10 people were injured when a bomb went off in a residential area for government employees.[323] In Bajaur Agency, two anti-Taliban tribal elders were assassinated by a remotely controlled bomb near a mosque.[324]
  • 8 December:- A pick-up truck packed with explosives blew up near an office of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) in the Cantonment area of Multan on Tuesday, killing 12 people and injuring 47 in the third bloody militant strike in 24 hours. The commando-style gun and bomb attack was carried out by the terrorists in the Qasim Bela area of the city. At least two militants armed with guns and rocket-launchers tried to attack the ISI offices. This was the fourth time the ISI was attacked since the start of military operations in Waziristan.[325]
Main article: 2009 Multan bombing
  • 15 December:- A bomb attack in a market in the town of Dera Ghazi Khan, in central Pakistan, has resulted in the deaths of at least 27 people. Another 50 were reported to have been injured from this bombing, which is now suspected by police to have been a car bomb. Many buildings are reported to have been badly damaged from this blast. Officials claim that a provincial official could have been the main target for this bombing, however he was not injured by this blast.[326]
  • 18 December:- A suicide bombing occurred just outside a mosque in town of Timergara in Lower Dir District. At least 12 people were killed and 28 wounded in the attack. Most of the dead were policemen who were leaving the mosque after Friday prayers.[327]
  • 19 December:- Separatist rebels killed three policemen in an attack on a patrol in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.[328]
  • 22 December:- A suicide bomber blew himself up in Peshawar, outside a club for journalists, killing at least three people and injuring another 24 more. Peshawar Press Club is reportedly a well-known landmark within the city and is often visited by many journalists.[329]
  • 24 December:- A suicide bombing in Peshawar killed at least four people and injured a dozen more. The blast occurred on a busy road, near a police and army checkpoint.[330] While in Rawalpindi, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to an imambargah on Thursday night, leaving a little girl dead and two other people injured, including a policeman.[331]
  • 27 December:- At least 15 people, including mourners and policemen, were killed and over 100 injured when a suicide bomber ripped through a Muharram procession near an imambargah in Muzaffarabad, Azad Kashmir on Sunday as another explosion near a Muharram procession near Orangi Town in Karachi injured 35 people. In Muzaffarabad, a suicide bomber blew himself up when intercepted by security personnel.[333] While in the Kurram Valley, a government official Sarfaraz Siddiqi, his wife and four children were killed when militants detonated explosives at his house.[334]
  • 28 December:- At least 42 people were killed and 120 others injured when a bomber struck the Shiite procession on the M.A. Jinnah Road in Karachi near the Light House area.[335] The blast took place inside a Shiite procession commemorating Ashura. Later enraged mourners went on a rampage following the attack, gutting shops and pelting stones at vehicles resulting in an estimated loss of Rs 30–35 billion, with more than 3,000 shops gutted in flames that were brought under control 24 hours after the rampage and 50 vehicles were burnt.[336] The next day, the city was at a standstill with shops and markets, government offices and educational institutions closed and public and private transport off the road.[337]
Main article: 2009 Karachi bombing

2010

January – March 2010

  • 3 January:- In the north-western Pakistani town of Hangu, a former provincial minister and two other people were killed in a roadside bomb attack, police have said. The blast reportedly killed Ghani-ur Rehman, his driver and his bodyguard. The minister was reported as being a former Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa education minister, for the area.[339]
  • 6 January:- In Pakistani-administered Kashmir, at least three soldiers were killed and another 11 injured after a bomb attack occurred outside an army barracks, police say. No group has claimed responsibility as of yet.[340]
  • 8 January:- In Karachi unknown gunmen went on the rampage killing at least 7 people within the area, police say. The gunmen were apparently targeting ethnic Balochis in parts of the city. The armed men were reportedly riding motorcycles as they were carrying out their attack on the civilians.[341]
  • 11 January:- Five bullet-riddled bodies were found in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say. This latest attack appears to be part of a renewed war among rival political factions, officials claim. Since the start of this year, when a dead political activist was discovered, at least 31 people are known to have been murdered in killings. Political violence has reportedly intensified in the city of Karachi.[343]
  • 16 January:- At least two soldiers have been injured after a suicide bomber attacked a military convoy in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, police say.[344]
  • 20 January:- A politician and member, for the Awami National Party, Aurangzeb Khan, was seriously injured after a bomb blast occurred in Peshawar. Three others are also known to have been injured, police say.[345]
  • 23 January:- A suicide bomber killed five people including children outside a police station in Gomal, Tank District.
  • 30 January:- A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 16 people and wounded 20 others, when he attacked a checkpoint, in the North-Western Pakistani town of Khar.[346]
  • 1 February:- In Karachi, ethnic and political clashes resulted in the target killings of least 26 people. These latest clashes come as dozens more have been killed in similar attacks over the past few weeks, across the city.[347][348]
  • 3 February:- At least 10 people were killed, including three US soldiers, when a bomb blast hit a convoy near a school in the north-west region of Pakistan. Three schoolgirls were also among the dead and it is believed that this blast injured up to another 70 people, within the area.[349]
  • 5 February:- KARACHI: At least 13 dead and 50 injured from 10 kg blast in mini bus near Nursery Road. The injured taken to government Jinnah hospital.[350] After 2 hours the second planted bomb blasted at motorcycle stand emergency gate of government Jinnah hospital killing 10 injuring dozens and rescuers also. Relatives of the first blast victims were present in the Emergency Ward. Later a 3rd bomb was found in a TV set in the hospital.[351]
  • 9 February:- A senior Pakistani politician was attacked by militants in the city of Rawalpindi, in the Punjab province. The politician, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, survived this attack however 3 of his security guards were killed, police have said.[352]
  • 10 February:- At least 15 security personnel, a brigadier and a pilot among them, and seven civilians lost their lives in a gun attack, a suicide bombing and a helicopter crash in Khyber Agency in the northwestern province. The brigadier was killed and two other officers, a major and a lieutenant, were injured when Taliban insurgents ambushed an army rescue party searching for bodies of the pilot and a gunner of a helicopter gunship which had crashed in the Tirah valley.[353]
  • 11 February:- Two bomb explosions occurred in north-western Pakistan, near a police compound. In these bombings it is has been reported that at least 12 people were killed and another 20 were injured. Unconfirmed reports have claimed that these bombings were caused by suicide bombers.[354]
  • 18 February:- A bomb attack in a crowded market selling hashish, in north western Pakistan, has resulted in the deaths of at least 15 people and has wounded more than 100 others. The blast had occurred in the Kyber tribal region of Pakistan, in an area where the taliban are know to have a strong presence. The bomb had reportedly detonated near a mosque in the Tirah valley of the Kyber region, officials have said.[355]
  • 22 February:- Two Sikh men were kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the tribal regions of north-west Pakistan. They were later beheaded by their kidnappers, their bodies were then found in the Khyber and Orakzai areas, officials claim.[356] At least 5 people were killed and many others injured, after a bomb attack occurred in Mingora, the main city in the Swat region of north-west Pakistan. The target for this attack appears to have been an army convoy and it has been confirmed that two of those killed were soldiers.[357]
  • 24 February:- Four civilians were killed in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, after taliban militants fired a rocket into a residential area. Witnesses claim that a two-storey house was also destroyed in this attack. Officials are now claiming that this explosion was caused by a gas leak however local residents still insist that rockets were used against them and that these devices caused the explosion.[358]
  • 27 February:- A suicide bomber targeted a police station in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The attack killed at least three police officers and 13 other people were wounded as a result of this explosion, some are said to be in a critical condition. The blast also damaged a nearby mosque, as well as part of the police station. It has been reported that many more people could be trapped under the debris caused by this blast. No group as of yet has claimed responsibility for the bombing.[359]
  • 5 March:- In the Hangu district of north-west Pakistan, a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of vehicles travelling from the Hangu district to the Kurram region. The bomber allegedly detonated next to a bus full of passengers. In this bombing it has been reported that at least 12 people were killed and that another 25 were injured. No-one has yet said that they carried out this attack.[360]
  • 8 March:- A suicide bomb attack has killed at least 13 people in Lahore and wounded more than 60 others. The bomber reportedly rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a building that housed an anti-terrorist wing of the federal investigative agency. The explosion was so large it allegedly brought down the two-storey building, correspondents have said. A nearby religious school was also known to have been damaged in this bombing and passer- by, including children are believed to be among the dead and the injured.[361]
  • 10 March:- Unidentified gunmen have attacked the office of a Western aid agency, in the Mansehra district of Pakistan, which is only 40 miles (64 km) north of the capital Islamabad. It is known that 6 people were killed in this assault and it has been reported that there was also an explosion as well as firing inside the building when the militants stormed into the agency. One aid worker has claimed that the gunmen have now engaged in a battle with police inside the building. The agency has also claimed that seven members of staff had been injured in this attack.[362]
  • 11 March:- A suicide bomber's explosive vest detonated prematurely, as he was trying to target a convoy of security forces, along the boundary between Peshawar and the Khyber tribal region. In the explosion it is known that 5 people were killed and that a dozen others were injured. Some of the injured are reportedly in a critical condition, officials have claimed.[363]
  • 12 March:- Two suicide bomb attacks in the Pakistani city of Lahore has resulted in the deaths of at least 45 people and has wounded 100 others. Both of these bomb attacks reportedly targeted military vehicles, as they were passing through a crowded area. The blasts occurred within 15–20 seconds of each other. It is known that at least 9 soldiers were killed in these two suicide bombings. These two blasts occurred very close to the RA bazaar, which is in a busy residential and shopping area where the army and security agencies have facilities. Later on however several other smaller blasts occurred across the city. These smaller blasts were reportedly designed to cause confusion and there were no reports of any serious injuries due to their effects. No group has yet said that it had carried out the bombings although the Pakistani Taliban are strong suspects.[364]
  • 13 March:- A suicide bomber targeted a rickshaw near to a security checkpoint. The bombing occurred near the city of Mingora, which is the main city in the Swat Valley. In this bombing it is known that at least 10 people were killed and that another 37 were wounded. The bomber was reportedly trying to enter a government facility used by the police and security forces however he blew himself up after being stopped by the police. This attack follows threats by the Taliban militants, as they intend to deploy thousands of suicide bombers in retaliation for an army offensive.[365]
  • 16 March:- A blast occurred near Chandni Chowk in Garden area of Karachi on Tuesday, killing one woman and injuring three others, including children.[366]
  • 17 March:- Militants attacked a security checkpoint in North-west Pakistan, on the southern outskirts of the city Peshawar. In this rocket and gun attack it is known that five security personnel were killed. More than a dozen militants were reportedly involved in this assault which apparently occurred upon Peshawar's border with the Khyber district, within the country. No group has of yet, said that it had carried out the attack.[367]
  • 18 March:- Loud blast heard near Lahore airport. A loud blast is reported to have been heard near Allama Iqbal International airport, Geo News reported Thursday. Chaotic activity was witnessed at the airport immediately after the blast, creating panic in the surrounding area sources said.[368]
  • 21 March:- At least 3 people were killed and another 14 were wounded after a bicycle bomb exploded in Quetta, the capital town of Balochistan. The bomb reportedly detonated just as a police vehicle was passing nearby and it is known that at least two police personnel were among the dead. The blast was so powerful that it apparently rattled several nearby buildings, shops and vehicles.[369]
  • 22 March:- A roadside bomb has killed one person and injured three others, in the city of Quetta, located in southwestern Pakistan. The bomb was reportedly planted beside a rickshaw near a busy intersection, a senior police officer has said.[370]
  • 26 March:- At least 5 Pakistani soldiers were killed in a clash with Taliban militants and foreign fighters in the Orakzai tribal district of the country.[371]
  • 28 March:- A bomb planted near a music shop exploded in a bazaar and wounded five people, as well as destroying the shop in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan. It is known that two nearby grocery shops were also damaged in this blast. No group has claimed responsibility although Taliban militants are suspected to be behind this bombing.[372]
  • 31 March:- Militants stormed into a Pakistan army camp in the Khyber region after a car bomb explosion blew a hole in one of the walls to the compound. In this attack it has been reported that at least 6 Pakistani soldiers were killed and that another 15 were injured. The Pakistan army reported that 25 militants were also killed in this attack however this claim cannot be independently verified.[373]

April – June 2010

  • 5 April – At least 43 people were killed and more than 50 others were wounded after a suicide bomber attacked a political party rally in the Lower Dir district of north-western Pakistan. The bomber had reportedly detonated his explosives near to the stage of this outdoor rally, as hundreds of people were attending the event. The Lower Dir district was the scene of a major offensive against the Taliban by the Pakistani Army only last year. In the city of Peshawar in north-western Pakistan, unknown militants attacked the U.S consulate. It has been reported that at least 7 people were killed in this attack, the number of injuries however has not been specified as of yet. The dead included 4 militants and 3 security personnel. It has also been reported that several explosions occurred in the area and that some buildings collapsed as a result of these blasts. Shortly after these explosions a gun battle followed between the militants and the police forces at the scene of these attacks. Officials have claimed that the attack was well organised but say order has now been restored to the area. The Pakistani Taliban later claimed responsibility for this attack and admitted that the U.S consulate was the target for this attack.[374][375]
  • 7 April:- One person was killed after a bomb attached to a tanker carrying fuel to NATO forces in Afghanistan detonated in the Khyber tribal region of Pakistan. The victim was reportedly riding in the van from behind and it is known that 4 other people were also wounded in this attack. In a separate incident with the capital city of Islamabad, an explosion occurred within the parking lot of a market place. The explosion caused minor damage in the area however no casualties were reported due to the effects of this blast.[376]
  • 8 April:- Militants attacked and bombed three girl's schools, which were located on the outskirts of the Pakistani city, Peshawar. Nobody was killed or injured in these bombings however damage was inflicted upon the schools. The Pakistani Taliban have been blamed for these recent attacks and the education minister has accused them of trying to spread panic across the country. The militants had reportedly planted the explosive materials near to the schools before detonating them later on.[377]
  • 13 April:- A bomb exploded in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad. The bomb was reportedly planted inside a dustbin and it is believed to have been only a low intensity explosion. No casualties have been reported as of yet and security personnel have apparently cordoned off the area where this particular explosion had occurred.[378]
  • 16 April – At least 10 people were killed and another 35 others were injured after a suicide bomb attack took place at a hospital, in the Pakistani city of Quetta. Reports are claiming that a TV cameraman, as well as two police officers, were among the dead for this particular attack. It is believed that the suicide bomber had walked into the hospital and had detonated his explosives at the entrance to the emergency room inside the hospital. Soon after this bombing it has been reported that gunfire was heard from surrounding rooftops and side-streets located nearby to this bombing. The authorities believe that the Taliban, as well as some Al-Qaeda leaders, have set up a de facto headquarters in this city, known as the Quetta Shura.[379]
  • 17 April – At least 41 people were killed and more than 60 others were injured after two suicide bombers attacked the Kacha Pukha camp, near to the Pakistani city of Kohat. The first suicide bomber had reportedly detonated his explosives after walking into a gathering of people, as they were receiving relief aid from the authorities. The second suicide bomber then struck, in the middle of a gathering crowd only a few minutes after the first blast. It is also known that both of these bombers were wearing burqas, as they were carrying out each of their suicide attacks on this refugee camp.[380]
  • 18 April:- A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden vehicle near to a police station in the north-western Pakistani city of Kohat. In this attack, it is known that 7 people were killed and that another 21 others were reportedly injured. It is known that the bomber had detonated up to 200 kg of explosives on the back side of the police station, which he was targeting. This latest attack, along with others in the past few days, appears to be a reaction towards the military operations that are being conducted by the Pakistani army, in the tribal areas of the country.[381]
  • 19 April:- At least 23 people were killed and more than 40 others were wounded after two bomb attacks hit the Pakistani city of Peshawar. The first attack occurred when a bomb exploded outside a school run by a police welfare foundation, killing 1 person and injuring another 10 others. The second attack involved a suicide bomber who had targeted a political rally near to a crowded market area. In this specific attack it is also known that at least 22 people were killed and more than 30 others were reportedly wounded. It has been reported that police officers and political protesters were among those who had been killed in this blast. In a separate incident within the Khyber region of the country, suspected Taliban militants attacked a pair of NATO oil tankers detonating two bombs near to them. Nobody was reportedly killed or wounded in this attack but a fire engulfed a flatbed truck and nearby shops that were located within the local area.[382]
  • 22 April:- Unidentified gunmen attacked and killed a former member of parliament, 'Mr Omarzai' while he was driving his car in the Charsadda district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. It has been reported that 3 other people were also killed in this attack after militants sprayed their vehicle with bullets, as the politician was leaving his office, a local police official has claimed. The politician, 'Mr Omarzai' reportedly died at the scene of this attack whereas his other 3 companions died later on at hospital due to the wounds that they had sustained in this attack.[383]
  • 23 April:- Taliban militants ambushed a Pakistan Army convoy, as they were carrying out a routine movement in the Pakistani tribal region of North Waziristan. In this ambush, it is known that at least 7 soldiers were killed and that at least another 16 had been injured. It has been reported by officials that the militants attacked the convoy in the Dattakhel area of North Waziristan. In a separate incident, Taliban militants killed 4 people within the same region after they accused them of spying for the U.S. This area is part of the lawless tribal region, which borders Afghanistan and officials claim that the area is a stronghold for the Pakistani Taliban and Al-Qaeda.[384]
  • 24 April:- A suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden car near to a police van. However it has been reported that no policemen were in the van, at the time of this attack so no fatalities were sustained upon the security forces. The attack occurred within the town of Timergara in the Lower Dir district of north-west Pakistan. It is known that 10 policemen were injured in this particular bombing and it is has also been reported that two of these police personnel were seriously wounded, as a result of this suicide blast.[385]
  • 25 April:- A bomb exploded at a confectionary shop, within the Pakistani city of Quetta. In this bombing, it is known that around 11 people had been injured, five of these people however were reported to have been very seriously wounded in this blast. It is also known that this bomb had been placed behind the refrigerator within the confectionary shop, as it had detonated in the store.[386]
  • 27 April:- In Quetta, a woman teacher was killed, in a drive-by shooting within Baluchistan, police have said. This latest attack is part of an ongoing spate of killings within the southwestern province where separatist militants have reportedly waged a low-level insurgency down there, for many decades.[387]
  • 28 April:- A suicide car bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a police vehicle at a checkpoint, in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. In this bombing, it is known that 4 people were killed and at least another 10 had been injured. No group has of yet claimed responsibility for this particular attack but the Taliban are strong suspects, considering that they have carried out dozens of recent bombings across the country.[388]
  • 30 April:- A Pakistani human rights activist, Khalid Khawaja, was kidnapped and killed by unidentified militants. His body was reportedly discovered in a ditch near to the town of Mir Ali within the tribal areas of North Waziristan, according to officials in the area. It is known that a note was apparently attached to his body claiming that this man who was a former Pakistani intelligence officer is now an agent working for the United States. The militants have threatened that the same fate will await those who try to spy for America, in the same way that he had supposedly done so for them.[389]
  • 1 May:- A remote-control bomb attack wounded six police personnel on the Qambrani road with the Pakistani city of Quetta. It is known that the police officers were on a routine patrol at the Qambrani road when the blast had occurred. It has also been reported that 2 of those who were injured in this particular explosion are now believed to be in a critical condition.[390]
  • 7 May:- Suspected militants killed 4 policemen and injured one other policeman, after they stormed into a police checkpost in a pre-dawn attack, within the north-western Pakistani town of Mansehra.[391]
  • 10 May:- At least 9 Pakistani soldiers were killed in clashes with hundreds of Taliban militants within Pakistan's north-western tribal region of Orakzai, according to army officials within the local area.[392]
  • 12 May:- A grenade attack within the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar has killed 2 people and injured another 2 others. No group has of yet claimed responsibility for this attack although Taliban militants are suspected.[393]
  • 13 May:- A roadside bomb detonated near to a police checkpoint in the outskirts of the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. In this roadside bombing, it is known that 3 people were killed and that another 2 others had been injured in the particular blast. A car bomb explosion occurred within the Pakistani city of Chitral. In this bombing it is known that 3 people were badly injured and were then later hospitalised for their injuries, which they had sustained in this bomb blast.[394][395]
  • 18 May:- At least 12 people were killed and 15 others were injured after a bike bomb exploded near to a police station within the Pakistani town of Dera Ismail Khan, in north-western Pakistan. This bombing was reportedly targeting the town's deputy police superintendent, who was apparently killed in this blast along with his guard and their driver. The dead also apparently included some women and children, according to hospital officials within the local area. It is also known that this bicycle bomb was detonated by remote control and local police in the area have confirmed this claim. Nobody has of yet claimed responsibility although Taliban militants are the most likely of perpetrators.[396]
  • 20 May:- Sectarian clashes between rival ethnic groups resulted in the deaths of up to 23 people in the Pakistani port city of Karachi. The death toll is expected to rise, as some of those injured are believed to be in a critical condition and it is known that the vast majority of these deaths were attributed to drive-by shootings within this particular city.[397]
  • 21 May:- Two men were killed by Taliban militants after they strapped explosives to these two men, who they had accused of spying for the U.S. These two men were reportedly killed by these militants at a public execution within North Waziristan, in the volatile north-west of the country.[398]
  • 25 May:- A bomb blast occurred near to the office of the National Highway Authority on the main airport road, in the Pakistani city of Quetta. In this bombing it is known that 2 people were killed and that 16 others were reportedly injured. It has been reported that the bomb itself was planted inside a rikshaw and that this blast had apparently damaged the power transmission lines within the local area and had plunged the surrounding areas into darkness. The injured people, in this explosion were later rushed to the civil hospital due to the injuries that they had sustained in this blast. In another incident within the city of Quetta, unknown militants attacked an office using explosives. In this particular attack however, only 2 people were injured due to this bombing.[399]
  • 28 May:- Two Ahmadi mosques in Lahore were attacked by an unknown group. The two attacks were carried out nearly simultaneously, at Garhi Shahu and Lahore Model Town, 15 km apart. More than 95 people were killed and 108 others were injured. One attacker was killed; another Suicide bomber was captured by worshipers. In the Pakistani city of Quetta within south-western Pakistan, it is known that 4 police officers were killed after they were attacked by militants brandishing weapons, whilst riding on a motorcycle. In this attack, it is known that the head of the police station, along with two of his constables and a driver were killed. The head of the police station was apparently driving from to the police station from his home, as he was attacked by these armed militants.[400][401]
  • 30 May:- Militants ambushed a van within the tribal region of Kurram near to the Afghan-Pakistan border. In this attack, it is known that 2 people were killed and that another 4 other people were injured, as a result of this militant ambush upon their vehicle according to a paramilitary official within the area.[402]
  • 31 May:- At least 8 people were killed and up to 40 others were reportedly injured after at least three armed militants stormed into a hospital within the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. It has been reported that the militants had stormed into the building and opened fire indiscriminately upon hospital guards and attendants, who were all later known to be among those who had been killed in the attack. The attackers apparently managed to flee from the scene of this attack, after seizing hostages briefly inside the hospital complex. Some reports have even claimed that the militants were dressed in police uniform, as they carried out this attack and there has been specualtion that the militants had intended to reach a captured militant who had been detained by the authorities in the Ahmadi mosque attacks only three days before this assault.[403]
  • 3 June:- Two low intensity bomb explosions occurred within the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. In these two explosions it has been reported that around 5 people were injured, as a result of the two blasts. A stampede reportedly ensued after these blasts due to the large numbers of people present at the Urs in Duri Buri Darbaar. The injured were later transported to Mayo Hospital, for the injuries that they had sustained in these explosions.[404]
  • 8 June:- At a football ground in Miranshah, North Waziristan within the tribal zones of north-western Pakistan, the Taliban killed 1 person in a public execution, which was witnessed by up to 700 people. It was later reported that masked militants had blindfolded and bound the man, before shooting him dead at a football ground within the main town of Miranshah, in the volatile region of North-Waziristan within Pakistan's tribal areas.[405]
  • 9 June:- At least 7 people were killed and another 4 others were reportedly injured after Taliban militants attacked and destroyed a NATO convoy near to Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad. It was later reported that up to 20 vehicles had been destroyed and set on fire by up to a dozen suspected militants who had stormed into the depot and started firing their weapons indiscriminately killing mostly drivers of the trucks, as well as their assistants. These NATO trucks were reportedly carrying supplies to alliance troops in Afghanistan who are currently engaged in fighting against the Taliban and it is known that the local police are currently searching for these suspected militants after they escaped in two cars, as on motorbikes to a nearby forest area, which is close by to where this assault had actually taken place on the NATO convoy.[406]
  • 10 June:- In Karachi, a bomb planted on a motorbike exploded killing 1 person and wounding another 2 others. It was later reported that the two people injured in this blast had been police officials, according to the city's police chief. In the Khuzdar district within the south-western Baluchistan Province, unidentied militants opened fire on a group of paramilitary troops. In this attack it has been reported that 1 soldier had been killed while another 2 others had been injured in this assault, according to security officials in the local area.[407]
  • 12 June:- Sectarian and political violence within the southern Pakistani city of Karachi resulted in the deaths of up to 5 people, local police officials have claimed.[408]
  • 14 June:- At least 7 paramilitary soldiers were killed and more than 10 others were captured by militants after they attacked a security checkpoint in the tribal region of Mohmand near to the Afghan-Pakistan border. Paramilitary official later confirmed this overnight attack however they refused to give details concerning the casualties unlike the Taliban spokesman who had given details surrounding this particular attack.[409]
  • 18 June:- Two people were killed in sectarian violence within the Pakistani city of Karachi. It was later reported that these two people included both a doctor, as well as a soldier and that these two men appeared to have targeted because they were Shia Muslims.[410]
  • 19 June:- At least 1 person was killed and another 8 others were injured after a roadside bomb exploded near to a police vehicle in north-western Pakistan. It was later reported by a Pakistani police official that this blast had occurred within the town of Dera Ismail Khan, in the north-west of the country, as a police patrol vehicle was patrolling this town. The authorities have reportedly cordoned off this particular area, in which this blast occurred for further investigation into this roadside bombing.[411]
  • 21 June:- At least 3 Pakistani army soldiers were killed and another 5 other soldiers were injured, as a result of a militant ambush within the village of Kasha, in the Orakzai Agency tribal district of north-western Pakistan. The ambush apparently sparked pitched battles between the Pakistani army and Taliban militants within the local area. This latest ambush occurred amid escalating violence, which is drastically effecting this volatile region of the country.[412]
  • 25 June:- At least 2 Pakistani army soldiers were killed and 9 other soldiers were wounded, as a result of three roadside bombing incidents within the Khyber and South Waziristan agencies, which are both located within the restive north-western sectors of Pakistan. Security forces have reportedly cordoned off the areas of these attacks and shifted the injured security personnel to local hospitals within the area. These latest attacks have apparently demonstrated that militants within the region are still active despite army offensives and a lull with regards to the number of suicide bombings that have occurred lately within the country.[413]
  • 26 June:- A series of consecutive bomb explosions occurred within the Pakistani city of Lahore near a business district within the city. These bomb explosions were later described as only being low-intensity explosions and only 7 people were injured with no reports of any deaths within this crowded area of the city.[414]
  • 28 June:- At least 18 people were killed and over 40 others were injured after a bomb-laden truck detonated within the Pakistani city of Hyderabad, which is located north from Pakistan's southern financial capital of Karachi. It was not yet immediately known whether this bomb explosion was an act of terrorism and no specific group has of yet claimed responsibility for this latest attack. At least 5 people were killed and another 8 others were critically injured in a series of killings across the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. At least 4 Pakistani soldiers were killed when Taliban militants ambushed their army patrol, in the tribal district of Bajaur near to the Afghan border.[415][416][417]
  • 30 June – At least two policemen were killed in the Mastung district of Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, after unidentified militants opened fire at a vehicle carrying security forces. Security forces later cordoned off the area and even started a search operation within the area after this attack. In a separate incident, it was reported that one man was injured in a bomb explosion at the Fatima Jinnah Road in the Pakistani city of Quetta.[418]

July – September 2010

  • 1 July:- At least 2 people were killed and 3 others were wounded in a bomb explosion within Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province, according to local police officials in the area.[419]
  • 1 July:- At least 42 people were killed and more than 180 others were wounded after two suicide bombers attacked a Sufi Islamic shrine at the Data Durbar Complex within the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. It was reported that the first suicide bomber struck in the underground section of the complex, where visitors sleep and prepare themselves for prayer, according to local officials. The second suicide bomber reportedly then struck in the upstairs area of the complex, as people fled from the initial suicide explosion. It is known that the impact of these two suicide blasts ripped open the courtyard of the shrine, therefore rescuers at the scene had to shift and clamber throughout the rubble, as they attempted to carry out the victims who were affected in these attacks. Both the suicide bombers are known to have used explosive devices packed with ball-bearings, in order to maximise the impact of their suicide attacks. This particular attack was later proclaimed the biggest of attacks as yet, to target a Sufi shrine since militant attacks began in the country in the year of 2001. This particular shrine holds the remains of a Persian Sufi saint and is often visited by hundreds of thousands of people each year from both the Sunni and Shia traditions of Islam.[420]
  • 3 July:- At least 11 people were killed including four soldiers in separate terrorist-related incidents across the country, as Pakistan continues to struggle with ongoing violence. It was reported that a remote-controlled bomb blast struck a Pakistani security force convoy, near to Malik Din Khel within Pakistan's northwestern Khyber tribal region killing 4 soldiers and wounding another 4 others in the process. Security forces later cordoned off the area to this bomb blast and shifted the injured soldiers to hospitals within the Pakistani city of Peshawar. In the northwestern parts of the country, in a separate incident, an armed militant ambush killed 2 people and left 1 other injured. Meanwhile, unknown militants killed at least 5 people in killings within the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.[421]
  • 4 July:- At least 4 people were killed in two separate terrorist-related incidents in the Shabaqadar and Kohat areas of north-western Pakistan. The dead also reportedly included two security men who had been killed along with one civilian in a shooting incident after unknown militants opened fire at security forces within a market, in the Shabaqadar area which is adjacent to the Mohmand agency. In a separate incident, one person was killed and another person was injured, as a result of a remote-controlled bomb explosion within the Javeki area in the town of Kohat.[422]
  • 5 July:- At least 1 Pakistani soldier was killed and 13 other people, including twelve soldiers were injured after a suicide car bomber opened fire at guards and then proceeded to detonate his explosives at the gate of a paramilitary base. It was later reported that this attack took place within the town of Timargarah, in the Lower Dir district of north-western Pakistan, which is located near to the Afghan border.[423]
  • 8 July:- At least 1 person was killed and 6 others were injured after two separate terrorist-related incidents occurred within the Khyber Agency, in north-western Pakistan. In one of the incidents, it was reported that a mortar shell had hit a house in the Malik Din Khel area of the region, killing 1 woman and wounding a further 3 others, of whom at least one of them was said to be in a critical condition. All of those injured in this mortar blast were later hospitalised to a local hospital within the area for the injuries that they had sustained. Meanwhile it was reported that 3 security men were injured after a remote-controlled bomb explosion hit a convoy of security forces in the Sepah Speen Qambar area of Bara Tehsil. The Pakistani security forces later cordoned off the area surrounding this blast and started conducting search operations within the local area.[424]
  • 9 July:- At least 100 people were killed and more than 120 others were reportedly injured after a suicide bomber on a motorbike attacked a local administrator's office within the Pakistani tribal village of Yakaghund, in the Mohmand Agency, which is located near to the border between the two countries of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. It was later known that this suicide blast took place at the gate to the local administrator's office, according to witnesses within the local area. This blast also reportedly struck near to a commercial area of the village and it is known that many shops and vehicles were damaged in this explosion. A local prison, as well as many government offices were also nearby to where this particular explosion occurred within the village and it was later apparently reportedly that a large number of people at the time were waiting outside the administrator's office when this suicide blast occurred near to this office. A witness later claimed that the bike itself used in this suicide attack apparently lost its balance and was about to fall when a huge explosion occurred, a soldier on duty at this administrator's office has claimed. The dead apparently included both women and children and the injured have been shifted to local hospitals whereas the 40 most seriously injured people have been taken to hospitals within the Pakistani city of Peshawar. Security forces later cordoned off the area where this suicide blast took place and it is known that rescue teams are currently working at the scene of this bomb explosion within this particular village.[425]
  • 10 July:- At least 3 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 8 others were reportedly injured, as a result of a militant ambush upon an army patrol within the Makeen district of South Waziristan. In a separate incident, it was reported that five Pakistani soldiers were injured after Taliban militants attacked a security post within the Kaniguram valley, which is located to the north of the region's main town of Wana, another security official later confirmed.[426]
  • 12 July:- Unidentified gunmen killed 2 Pakistani politicians in different parts of the country. In one incident, gunmen opened fire upon the vehicle of the leader of the National Party and the former district mayor in the city of Turbat within Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan Province. He was reportedly killed in this attack and his driver was apparently injured, according to local police officials. Meanwhile in the Buner district of the Khyber Agency, unidentified gunmen killed, Muhammed Khan Baba Jan, who had acted as the local leader of ruling Awami National Party within the district.[427]
  • 13 July:- In the agency of Bajaur within north-western Pakistan, it was reported that suspected Taliban militants blew up a girls school, in the latest wave of attacks targeting schools near to the Afghan border. No casualties were reportedly sustained in this attack.[428]
  • 14 July:- Unidentified gunmen assassinated a former senator and nationalist leader for the Balochistan National Party in Pakistan's south-western city of Quetta, which is located within the Baluchistan Province. It was later reported that unidentified gunmen had apparently killed, Habib Jalib, the secretary general of the opposition faction of the Balochistan National Party, as he was leaving his house on the outskirts in the city of Quetta.[429]
  • 15 July:- At least 6 people were killed and another 47 others were reportedly injured in a suicide bomb attack next to a bus stop within the town of Mingora in Pakistan's Swat Valley, which is located within north-western Pakistan. This suicide blast reportedly struck a busy street next to the bus terminal and local police have indicated that a passing army patrol could have possibly been the intended target for this bombing. It is known that at least two of those killed were women and reports have even claimed that children were amongst those wounded in this suicide blast. Correspondents are claiming that this recent suicide bombing shows that militants are still very active within the Swat Valley despite military offensives conducted by the Pakistan Army, in order to remove Taliban militants from the area. The authorities have warned that the death toll could rise, as this suicide bomb explosion apparently occurred within a crowded area. In the town of Charsadda within north-western Pakistan, a bomb explosion struck a police vehicle and wounded at least six police officers within this volatile region of the country. Meanwhile in the Pakistani southern port city of Karachi, unidentified gunmen killed at least 4 people within this particular city in a series of killings.[430][431]
  • 16 July:- At least 10 people were killed and 20 others were reportedly injured in a bomb explosion at a weekly market, which was selling second-hand cars within Pakistan's tribal region of Khyber, in north-western Pakistan. It was later reported that this bomb blast occurred inside a bazaar in the town of Kuki Khel within Tirah, which is in a region of the country near to the Afghan-Pakistan border. This bomb was also apparently a timed device and was planted inside a ditch near to the busy used car market, a senior local administration official later confirmed. It is also known that Pakistani security forces have conducted a number of operations against Taliban militants within this area of the Khyber region and that the town itself is on the NATO supply route into Afghanistan. There have reportedly been numerous attacks, which have been perpetuated by Taliban militants in the past, upon these NATO convoys within this particular tribal region of the country.[432]
  • 17 July:- At least 16 people were killed and several others were reportedly injured after militants armed with assault rifles attacked a convoy of civilian vehicles, which was being escorted by security forces in the Kurram region, of north-western Pakistan. It is known that this convoy was apparently heading towards the main regional city of Peshawar however it was then ambushed within the village of Char Khel, which is located within the Kurram region. It was also reported that some of those wounded in this attack are in a critical condition and that some unconfirmed reports have apparently claimed that the death toll is even as high as 18, in this particular ambush. Two low-intensity bomb explosions detonated in different parts of the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. It was reported that several people were injured in these two bomb explosions. No group has of yet claimed responsibility for these latest bombings.[433][434]
  • 18 July:- At least 1 person was killed and more than 20 others were apparently injured after a suicide bomber attacked a Shia worship hall in the city of Sargodha within Pakistan's Punjab (Pakistani province). The injured were reportedly rushed to hospital and it is known that the condition of 3 of those injured was described as serious, by officials at the scene. Witnesses at the scene of this attack have claimed that this attack was perpetuated by a teenager suicide bomber. An emergency was later declared at hospitals within Sargodha and police cordoned off the imambargah and asked people to clear the area where this suicide attack had reportedly took place.[435]
  • 19 July:- Unidentified militants killed 2 Pakistani Christian brothers and wounded 1 policeman, as they were leaving a court within the eastern Pakistani city of Faislabad. They were reportedly accused of blasphemy against Islam and they were reportedly chained together outside the court, as this attack occurred. The perpetrators reportedly managed to flee from the scene of this attack and some people have claimed that they were falsely accused of blasphemy by people who had a grudge against them, according to the victims families who have maintained their innocence.[436]
  • 21 July:- Unidentified militants fired a mortar at a security post within the Mohmand Agency, which is a tribal region close to the Pakistan-Afghan border. In this attack, it was later reported that 1 soldier was killed and that this security post was damaged.[437]
  • 23 July:- A series of killings across the major southern port city of Karachi, in southern Pakistan, over the past four days has resulted in the deaths of at least 23 people. It is known that many of these attacks had occurred within different areas of the city.[438]
  • 24 July:- Unidentified militants opened fire with automatic weapons, killing a Pakistani provincial minister's son and critically injuring his cousin, outside the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. The perpetrators reportedly fled from the scene by car after they had conducted their assault and a local official had later proclaimed this attack to be a targeted killing.[439]
  • 26 July:- At least 8 people were killed and around 21 others were apparently injured after a suicide bombing struck near a gathering, which was mourning the death of a cabinet minister's son who had reportedly been killed in a Taliban attack two days ago. The suicide bomber reportedly targeted this gathering on foot and had apparently detonated his explosives close to the home of the Provincial Information Minister, as well as fairly close by to a nearby mosque within the town of Pabbi, which is near to the Pakistani city of Peshawar. It was later reported that of the fatalities, it was known that 3 policemen and 5 civilians were amongst those who had been killed. It has also been speculated by a senior police officer that the suicide bomber appeared to have been a young boy and that the attacker had apparently been dropped off by a man on a motorcycle near to the minister's home, before he then proceed to detonate his explosives after policemen caught him trying to cross the checkpost.[440]
  • 2 August:- At least 13 people were killed and 16 others were apparently injured in violence and separate incidents of killings within the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.[441]
  • 3 August:- At least 35 people were killed and 80 others were reportedly wounded in Pakistani's largest southern port city of Karachi. The violence erupted as protesters torched dozens of shops and vehicles following the assassination of a lawmaker, Raza Haider, who was apparently shot dead by unidentified militants in the city.[442]
  • 4 August:- At least 5 people were killed and 12 others were reportedly injured after a suicide bomber targeted a paramilitary police headquarters in the Pakistani city of Peshawar. It is known that the Chief of Pakistan's Frontier Constabulary was amongst those who had been killed in this particular attack. It has also been speculated that the death toll is expected to rise as some of those injured in this bombing are said to be in critical condition.[443]
  • 6 August:- Unidentified militants launched an attack upon a NATO oil tanker within Pakistan's south-western Baluchistan Province. In this militant attack, it was later reported that at least 1 person was killed and that 2 others were apparently injured in the assault.[444]
  • 14 August:- At least 10 people were killed and 8 others were apparently injured in a series of militant attacks within Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province.[445]
  • 17 August:- Unidentified gunmen killed the son of a prominent Shia cleric and 3 policemen within the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi in a series of targeted attacks. It is known that a woman was also apparently injured in these killings.[446]
  • 19 August:- At least 16 people were injured in a grenade attack at a crowded market within the town of Bannu, in the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which is located in north-western Pakistan.[447]
  • 20 August:- Unidentified armed militants attacked two NATO trucks carrying supplies to NATO and U.S forces in Afghanistan, setting them ablaze within Pakistan's south-western Baluchistan Province.[448]
  • 21 August:- At least 6 people were killed and 5 others were reportedly injured in a remote-controlled bomb explosion at a checkpoint, which targeted security officials and anti-Taliban tribal elders within the Mohmand Agency tribal district, of north-western Pakistan.[449]
  • 23 August:- At least 24 people were killed and more than 25 others were reportedly injured after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a mosque within the town of Wana, which is located in the tribal region of South Waziristan. It is known that this suicide blast apparently occurred within the main bazaar area of the town and that a former member of Pakistan's National Assembly, Maulvi Noor Mohammad was reportedly killed in this suicide bombing. The attacker reportedly struck however as he was greeting members of the congregation outside the local mosque. Meanwhile it was reported that at least 7 people were reportedly killed in a separate bomb attack within the Kurram Agency of north-western Pakistan, which is located near to the Afghan-Pakistan border.[450]
  • 25 August:- Unidentified gunmen killed a former lawmaker whilst he was making his way home within the Pakistani city of Quetta, which is located within Pakistan's southern Balochistan Province.[451]
  • 27 August:- Unidentified militants blew up a government-run girls middle school in north-western Pakistan in the Sipah area of Baratehsil, which is located within the Khyber tribal region of north-western Pakistan. There were no reported casualties in this militant bombing.[452]
  • 28 August:- Unidentified gunmen launched an attack upon a government building near to the U.S consulate within the Pakistani city of Peshawar. It is known that 4 gunmen apparently took several soldiers hostage however they later surrendered to the Pakistani security forces after a nine-hour siege at the building.[453]
  • 29 August:- At least 3 people were killed and 7 others were reportedly injured after a bomb explosion occurred within a shop, in a local village, which was located in the South Waziristan Agency. Those wounded in this bomb explosion were later shifted to hospitals within the agency, as local police are trying to establish the cause of this particular bomb blast.[454]
  • 31 August:- Unidentified militants destroyed two NATO fuel tankers in Pakistan's southern towns of Mastung and Khuzdar, which are located within the Baluchistan Province. No casualties were reported in these two attacks.[455]
  • 1 September:- At least 30 people were killed and more than 250 others were reportedly injured in a series of three bomb explosions, which occurred during a Shia procession within the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore. It was later reported by the head of Lahore's police force, who claimed that at least two of these bomb explosions, were as a result of suicide bombings and that apparently at least 35 of those who were injured in these three bomb explosions were confirmed as being in a critical condition. These attacks have occurred, despite a lull in such bombings within the past month due to the Pakistan floods. The eastern Pakistani city of Lahore has previously been the scene of sectarian violence between the predominant Sunni Muslim majority and their Shia Muslim counterparts. This particular procession was marking the death of the Shia imam, Ali bin Abi Talib and it is known that thousands of Shia Muslims had taken to the streets of Lahore to commemorate this occasion. Following these three bomb blasts, it was later reported that angry members of the general public apparently turned upon the local police, targeting both police officers and their facilities within the local area. It was also known that at least one police station, as well as a police truck and many other vehicles within the city were torched by protesters in response to these bombings. The Pakistani Prime Minister, Yousef Raza Gilani later condemned these bombings, in a statement that came in a response to these suicide bomb attacks.[456]
  • 2 September:- Unidentified militants killed a female school teacher and wounded two of her colleagues after they opened indiscriminate fire upon the teachers, as they were leaving for their homes after attending the school in the town of Khar, which is located within the Bajaur tribal region of north-western Pakistan.[457]
  • 3 September:- At least 73 people were killed and more than 200 others were reportedly injured in a suspected suicide bombing upon a Shia Muslim rally within the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta. This suicide blast was also reportedly followed by firing, according to local reports within the area. This suicide attack reportedly took place within the Meezan Chowk area of the city and it is known that this particular rally was reportedly a Palestinian solidarity march, which had been organised by Shia Muslim students in the city. This particular suicide attack is very significant, considering that it is the second such suicide attack to target Shia Muslims this week. It is known that some reports have claimed that several Pakistani journalists were amongst those who had been injured in this suicide bombing and that the media itself relayed pictures of the chaotic street scenes, with injured people being ferried to local hospitals within the area. These particular rallies are not uncommon, considering that these events usuallly take place every year on the last day of Ramadan, especially in supporting the Palestinian people's personal demands for their own homeland. The Pakistani Taliban later claimed responsibility for this suicide attack.[458]
  • 3 September:- A suicide bomber blew himself up outside an mosque belonging to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Mardan, killing himself and an Ahmadi. Four other people were injured in the attack. Ahmadi Muslims, are considered heretical and have been persecuted in the Muslim world.[458][459]
  • 4 September:- At least 4 people were killed, including two soldiers, in two separate terrorist-related attacks within the southern Pakistani city of Karachi and the south-western Balochistan Province. No group has of yet claimed responsibility for these two militant attacks. Unidentified militants attacked a NATO container in Pakistan's Punjab Province, which is located within the east of the country. It was later reported that at least 1 person was killed in this militant attack and that another 2 others were reportedly injured.[460][461]
  • 5 September:- Unidentified militants torched three NATO oil tankers, in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province, which were carrying fuel supplies to NATO and U.S forces, which are currently stationed within neighbouring Afghanistan. No casualties were reported in this particular militant attack.[462]
  • 6 September:- At least 19 people were killed and more than 40 others were reportedly injured in a suicide car-bomb attack upon a police station, in the town of Lakki Marwat, which is located south of Peshawar within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of north-western Pakistan. It is known that at least 11 police officers, as well as 4 school children were killed in this suicide attack and that a large undisclosed number of these two particular groups of people were apparently injured. It was later reported that the suicide car-bomber had struck a school van before he had actually rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the back of the police station, to which he then proceeded to detonate his explosives. It is believed that rescue workers are currently digging through the rubble, which was left over from this bombing, in order to find any possible survivors who are trapped or more possible bodies under the debris. The police sub-inspector, Ameen Khan Marwat, was later pulled out alive from the rubble and it is believed that the death toll was quite high because all of the morning staff were at the station, at the time of this suicide attack because they had not yet all left for their own duties. It was also later reported that a neighbourhood shop, as well as a local mosque in the area were apparently damaged in this suicide bomb attack. The Pakistani Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, later condemned this suicide attack. It is known that the Pakistani Taliban had later claimed responsibility for carrying out this particular suicide bombing. The militant group pledged more such attacks for the future unless these particular anti-Taliban militias dibanded. The situation in Pakistan, is getting increasingly more precarious, as correspondents within the area have claimed that this string of suicide attacks across the past week, shows that the Pakistani Taliban has regrouped and strengthened itself within the tribal regions of north-western Pakistan. It has also shown that despite such setbacks in Swat and Waziristan over the last two years, they are now quite capable of carrying out such suicide attacks across the entire country.[463]
  • 7 September:- At least 21 people were killed and nearly 100 others were reportedly injured after a suicide car bomber attacked the gates to a police headquarters, in the north-western Pakistani town of Kohat, local police officials in the area have claimed. It was later reported that this suicide car bomb explosion had reportedly targeted a police family compound, as people were apparently breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan. It is known that many buildings had reportedly collapsed or sustained damage in this suicide car bombing and that rescue workers are currently working at the scene of this bomb explosion. The Pakistani town of Kohat is located to the south-west of the Pakistani city of Peshawar and is based near Pakistani Taliban strongholds, which are located within the lawless tribal areas of the country. This attack comes only a day after yet another suicide car bombing killed 19 people and wounded more than 40 others in the Pakistani town of Lakki Marwat. The Kohat police spokesman, Fazal Naeem, later confirmed to local reporters that women and children were reportedly amongst those killed in this suicide bomb explosion. It is known that Pakistan's Interior Minister, Rehman Malik, later condemned this suicide car bomb attack, in a political statement that he made shortly afterwards. Correspondents within the area are also currently claiming that the Pakistani Taliban are once again back in business, with regards to their suicide attacks on military and civilian targets across the entire nation, despite a lull in such attacks during the recent Pakistan floods, which have affected a large proportion of the country.[464]
  • 8 September:- At least 3 people were killed and 7 others were reportedly injured in a bomb explosion that occurred within a marketplace in the city of Hub, which is located west of the major city of Karachi within Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province. It is known that the death toll is expected to rise, as some of those injured in this particular bomb explosion are reported to be in a critical condition. The scene surrounding this bomb explosion was later cordoned off by the local security forces, as rescue operations commenced within this particular area. No militant group has of yet claimed responsibility for this latest bomb attack, although the Pakistani Taliban are strong suspects, considering that they have recently unleashed a new wave of suicide bombings across the entire country.[465]
  • 9 September:- At least 10 people were killed and another 6 others were reportedly injured after a passenger van struck a roadside bomb within the Kurram tribal region, which is located near to the Afghan border. It is known that this roadside bomb attack had occurred within the village of Palaseen, which is positioned to the north-east of the region's main town of Parachinar, a government official later claimed. The region's deputy administrator, Hamid Khan, later reported that this roadside bomb was a remote-controlled explosive device and that it was detonated by unidentified militants as soon as a passenger van was over this device. This particular region of north-western Pakistan has recently been hit by numerous such attacks, robberies and kidnappings for ransom within the last three years. No group has of yet claimed responsibility for this latest attack however the Pakistani Taliban are strong suspects for this particular bombing.[466]
  • 10 September:- At least 5 people were killed and 2 others were apparently injured after a suicide car bomb attack struck the Balochistan’s provincial finance minister, Asim Ali Kurd's own personal residence in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta. It is known that this bomb explosion was equivalent to 15 kg of TNT and that this bomb blast had apparently also occurred near to Quetta’s Railway Housing Society area within the city.[467]
  • 23 September: – Four NATO oil tankers carrying fuel supplies to foreign forces in Afghanistan, were destroyed by unidentified militants within Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province. No casualties were reported in these certain militant attacks.[468]
  • 25 September:- Unidentified militants torched 3 NATO containers within the Kalat district of the Balochistan Province in south-western Pakistan, which were apparently carrying supplies to foreign forces within neighbouring Afghanistan.[469]
  • 26 September:- Unidentified militants killed a driver and torched around 4 NATO oil tankers within the Kalat district of Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province, which were carrying fuel supplies to foreign forces within neighbouring Afghanistan.[470]

October – December 2010

  • 1 October:- Unidentified militants killed 3 people and injured 5 others, as they torched around 40 NATO tankers near to the Shikarpur district of the Sindh province, which were carrying supplies to foreign forces in neighboring Afghanistan.[471]
  • 3 October:- Unidentified militants killed 3 people and injured 8 others, as they torched more than 20 NATO tankers near to Islamabad, which were carrying fuel to foreign forces fighting within neighboring Afghanistan.[472]
  • 5 October:- A remote-controlled roadside bomb explosion struck a military convoy, traveling from the major town of Miranshah to the nearby town of Datta Khel. It was later reported that 2 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 5 others were apparently injured in this roadside bomb blast within the tribal region of North Waziristan, which is located in north-western Pakistan.[473]
  • 6 October:- Unidentified militants killed a truck driver and torched some 20 NATO tankers on the outskirts of the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, which were carrying fuel supplies to foreign forces fighting within neighboring Afghanistan.[474]
  • 7 October:- At least 9 people were killed and another 55 others were apparently injured after two suicide bombings occurred near to the entrance of a Sufi shrine in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi. These two simultaneous suicide blasts reportedly struck the busy Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine, which is located within the Clifton district of the city, as worshipers were apparently leaving the complex after evening prayers. A local police official later confirmed that at least two children were amongst those killed, in these twin suicide bomb blasts. The bombings took place outside the complex, on Thursday night, which is deemed by many to be the most busiest night of the week as people gathered to distribute food to poor people within society. After the blasts, it is known that dozens of security forces personnel had apparently arrived at the scene of these explosions, where blood was apparently splattered on the pavements, according to local correspondents within the area. It has also been reported that crowds of people are reportedly gathering outside the shrine to hear the fate and news, which is currently surrounding their loved ones as the security forces still continue and proceed in the cleaning up operation within the local area. It is known that the Sufi community within Karachi has apparently declared three days of national mourning in response to these twin suicide attacks. Security is apparently being tightened up significantly at mosques and other sensitive areas of the city. The Provincial Home Minister, Zulfiqar Mirza, said that the Sufi shrine had the best available security, however he did candidly admit that it was impossible to stop such suicide bombers from conducting their very own suicide attacks. These twin suicide bombings appeared to have echoed another previous twin suicide bomb attacks, which had previously occurred at yet another Sufi shrine within the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore much earlier this year. Later, firing in different areas wounded 7.The Pakistani President, Asif Ali Zardari later condemned these suicide attacks in the strongest possible terms and blamed the bombings on those who wanted to impose an extremist mind-set, as well as a strict lifestyle upon the citizens of the country.[475]
  • 9 October:- Unidentified militants, in south-western Pakistan, attacked and torched 30 NATO oil tankers, which were carrying fuel to foreign forces in neighbouring Afghanistan. No details surrounding the amount of casualties sustained, were apparently specified from this militant attack.[476]
  • 15 October:- At least 5 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers were killed in an overnight militant attack upon their military checkpoint within the South Waziristan region, of north-western Pakistan. This particular region is considered by many, to be a Pakistani Taliban militant stronghold who are most active within the local area, correspondents have apparently claimed. A group of about a dozen, Pakistani Taliban insurgents, attacked a NATO supply truck within the Khyber tribal district, of north-western Pakistan. It was later reported that 2 people were killed and the truck was apparently later torched in this militant attack.[477][478]
  • 17 October:- At least 22 people were killed and several others injured in pre-election violence within Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi, which is located in southern Pakistan. This spate of violence comes as the city is set to hold a by-election for a seat in the provincial assembly.[479]
  • 18 October: – Unidentified militants attacked and torched several NATO trucks near the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta, which were apparently carrying fuel supplies to foreign forces in neighbouring Afghanistan. The suspected Pro-Taliban insurgents apparently later fled from the scene on motorbikes, after conducting their militant attack. No casualties were reportedly specified from this particular attack.[480]
  • 19 October:- Unidentified militants attacked and torched 2 NATO vehicles in the town of Dasht Bado, which is located in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province. No casualties were reported in this militant attack.[481]
  • 20 October:- At least 16 people were killed in political and ethnic violence within Pakistan's biggest, volatile city of Karachi, which is located in southern Pakistan. It is also known that in one such single attack that at least 8 were killed and 10 others injured after unidentified gunmen on motorbikes opened fire indiscriminately upon the Shershah Kabari market of the city. Whereas at least another 8 others were killed in other such violent incidents across this major Pakistani city. It is now known that at least 60 people, including several political activists, are now known to have been killed in a recent spate of violence to sweep across the city in as many such days.[482]
  • 22 October:- At least 6 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers, including a Pakistani Army colonel, were killed and 3 others injured in a roadside bomb explosion within the Yakh Kandaw area of the Orakzai Agency, which is located near to the Afghan border, of north-western Pakistan. It was later reported that the attack occurred, as a convoy of paramilitary troops was hit by a remote-controlled landmine and reports are claiming that this was the third bomb attack targeting soldiers on patrol in the area, in as many days. This bomb attack occurred amid claims that the Pakistani military has declared victory over the Pakistani Taliban this Summer. However local residents in the area have claimed that not all the Taliban hideouts in the area were wiped out, in the Pakistani military offensive, which was conducted earlier this year. At least 5 people were killed and 22 others injured, in a bomb attack at a mosque within the provincial capital of the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. It was later known that the bomb was detonated during Friday prayers, in an effort to try and maximize casualties. The Pakistani Taliban are strong suspects in the executing of this particular bomb attack.[483][484]
  • 24 October:- Unidentified militants torched 2 NATO vehicles in two separate incidents, within Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province, which were carrying supplies to foreign forces fighting within neighbouring Afghanistan. No casualties were reported in this militant attack.[485]
  • 25 October:- At least 6 people were killed and more than 15 others injured in a motorcycle bomb attack outside a famous Sufi shrine within the eastern Pakistani city of Pakpattan, which is located in Pakistan's eastern Punjab Province. It was later known that two young men riding a motorcycle, had planted the explosive device in a milk churn on a motorcycle and had left it near the gate of the shrine of Baba Farid, a 12th century Sufi Islamic saint within the city. It is known that at least 1 woman was amongst those killed in this particular bomb attack and that some of those injured in this bomb blast, are known to be in a critical condition at hospital. However a doctor at a local hospital later claimed that at least 2 women were among those killed in this bomb attack. Local police suspected that this explosive device was detonated by remote control only a few minutes after it was planted in the area. Several nearby shops were reportedly damaged in this bomb explosion, although the marble mausoleum of Baba Farid itself was largely undamaged in this bomb attack. It is known that local TV footage later showed the twisted and charred remains of the motorcycle, in which the bomb was planted upon, as well as the debris from the nearby shops damaged in this bomb explosion. A prominent Sufi scholar later accused the government of not doing enough to prevent his community from coming under such terrorist-related attacks. This attack, is the latest as yet to target the Sufi minority, as suicide bombers have recently targeted such Sufi Shrines right across the country, such as in the Pakistani cities of both Karachi and Lahore. No group has of yet claimed responsibility for this latest bomb attack, although the Pakistani Taliban are strong suspects for carrying out this bomb attack. At least 3 people were killed and 2 others injured, after a roadside bomb struck a passenger van within the Orakzai tribal region, of north-western Pakistan. It was reported by witnesses that this bomb blast tore apart the vehicle, which was apparently passing near the village of Tanda, when this roadside bomb attack occurred. The Pakistani Taliban are suspected of carrying out this roadside bombing.[486][487]
  • November 1:- At least 2 police officers were killed and 13 others injured in a suicide bombing outside the Shah Mansoor compound. The compound reportedly housed both police offices and residences in the Swabi district, of north-western Pakistan. The suicide bomber's accomplices apparently fled after security forces opened fire at them after this suicide attack.[488]
  • November 3:- Unidentified militants blew up two girls schools in in the town of Safi tehsil, which is located within the Mohmand Agency, of north-western Pakistan. No casualties were reported by the local authorities.[489]
  • November 5:- At least 72 people were killed and around 100 others injured in a suicide bombing at a mosque during Friday prayers within the village of Akhurwal, which is located in the Darra Adam Khel area near the FATA, of north-western Pakistan. It was later reported that the force of the bomb explosion was so powerful that the roof of the mosque apparently caved in and reportedly all that was left remaining was one wall of the building. Witnesses in the local area claimed that the bomber who was on foot, detonated his explosives at the main gate to the mosque, just after Friday prayers had finished and worshippers were departing from the mosque. The force of this explosion was apparently so powerful that some witnesses have apparently reported about being tossed in the air by the blast, being knocked to the ground or even simply hearing a big explosion. Witnesses have also claimed that the scene of the suicide blast resembled that of a graveyard and it is known that a number of children were among those killed and injured in this suicide bombing. It is known that local ambulances, volunteers and medical personnel ferried the survivors no nearby hospitals, including the Lady Reading Hospital in the major Pakistani city of Peshawar, which is located 30 miles north of the village. The authorities have claimed that the death toll is likely to rise, as some of those injured are apparently in a critical condition and they fear more bodies may be salvaged from the debris. It has been reported that a local tribal elder who encouraged people to take a stand against the Taliban may have possibly been the target for this suicide bombing. There has been a number of militant attacks culminating in mosque and shrine bombings recently however it was not immediately clear who carried out this suicide bombing. However it is known that the Pakistani Taliban have previously claimed responsibility for such similar attacks in the past and are known to have been most active in the Darra area of the region. This particular suicide attack is the deadliest such attack since a suicide bomber targeted a Shia Muslim rally in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta. Media correspondents are claiming that this latest suicide bombing may have been a response by Taliban militants to the recent military and army offensives occurring within the Darra region, of north-western Pakistan.[490][491]
  • November 11:- At least 20 people were killed and more than 100 others injured in a suicide truck bombing, which targeted the Criminal Investigation Department building within Pakistan's major, southern city of Karachi. It was later reported by police witnesses, that they had exchanged fire with the militants for at least 15 minutes, as they tried to storm the building. However then a truck which was laden with explosives detonated as it struck the boundary wall, almost completely destroying the structure. This truck bomb explosion was apparently so large that it was heard across some several miles of Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi. Eye-witnesses have also claimed that the blast left a crater some three meters wide. TV footage later showed bloodied victims being shifted away on stretchers and dozens of security personnel combing through the wreckage of this bomb explosion. A government spokeswoman, Sharmilla Farooqi, later claimed that 5 police officers were known to be among the fatalities of this truck bombing. There are some reports claiming that women police officers may be among the casualties, as there was a women's police station inside the building that was targeted. The site of this bomb explosion is within a high-security area of this major city, near to the Sindh Province chief minister's residence and several luxury hotels. Surrounding buildings were also apparently damaged in this bomb explosion, which shattered windows within a two-mile radius. This latest attack comes a day after the same such unit arrested some several wanted militants within the city, said to have been linked to Pakistan's most dangerous militant group of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, which is linked to al-Qaeda and has been involved in a spate of high profile attacks across the country. No group has of yet claimed responsibility for this latest truck bomb attack, although the Pakistani Taliban have recently been behind a spate of similar such bombings targeting police and army compounds within recent months and years.[492]
  • November 30:- At least 6 people were killed and around 20 others injured in a suicide bombing, which targeted a police van within the Pakistani city of Bannu. It is known that the suicide bomber had attacked the police vehicle on foot within the city, which is located within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, of north-western Pakistan. The fatalities of this suicide blast apparently included at least 1 police officer, 2 children and 3 other civilians. The area in which this suicide attack took place is positioned close to the Afghan-Pakistan border and is apparently a stronghold for the Pakistani Taliban and al-Qaeda. The Pakistan Army has launched military offensives within the region however these suicide attacks still occur throughout the north-west of the country with near impunity.[493]
  • December 6:- At least 50 people were killed and more than 100 others injured, after two suicide bombers targeted a government compound within the main town of Ghalanai, which is located in the Mohmand Agency, of north-western Pakistan. It was later reported that two suicide bombers disguised in police uniforms perpetrated the attacks, as they targeted government officials meeting anti-Taliban allies. It is known that over 100 people were said to be inside the compound at the time of these two suicide attacks, as talks were in progression between government officials, tribal elders and local anti-Taliban groups. Witnesses are claiming that an undisclosed number of tribal elders, police officers and at least two journalists were amongst those killed. Eyewitnesses who witnessed the blasts claim that a deafening sound occurred followed by clouds of dust and smoke, with dozens of people of people on the ground, who were bleeding and crying, with reports of body parts scattered within the compound. A local administration later confirmed to the media that a suicide bomber on a motorbike had detonated his explosives, after he had driven up to a sitting area at the meeting. Whereas the second suicide attacker, also on a motorcycle had detonated his explosive device at the gate to this government compound. A possible target for these suicide attacks was Mohmand's top political official, Amjad Ali Khan, who was not killed or injured in these bombings. This top political official later confirmed that the suicide bombers had packed their suicide vests with ball-bearings, thus increasing the number of casualties. It was reported that about 25 people of whom were seriously injured in these suicide attacks, were taken for hospital treatment in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar. The area in which these attacks occurred borders neighbouring Afghanistan and is a known stronghold for the Taliban and Al-Qaeda. The Pakistani Taliban later claimed responsibility for these two suicide attacks. Despite Pakistan Army military offensives within this particular region, it is known that militant attacks still continue on a regular basis.[494]
  • December 7:- At least 2 people were killed and 8 others injured, after a suicide bomber attempted to assassinate Chief Minister, Nawab Muhammad Aslam Khan Raisani, within the Pakistani city of Quetta, which is located in Pakistan's south-western Balochistan Province. It was later reported however that the Chief Minister was not harmed in this suicide attack. As he was in another vehicle when the suicide bomber attacked his motorcade. Chief Minister Raisani acts as an influential tribal leader, as well as a member of the country's ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. This bombing is the second such occasion, in which a senior government official has been attacked in the Balochistan Province. As Provincial Governor, Nawab Zulfiqar Magsi, managed to escape death or injury, after his convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in the Kalat district of the province earlier this month. The Balochistan Province has been the centre of a decade-long separatist insurgency and it is known that the Pakistani Taliban and other Radical Islamist militant groups operate within its provincial capital and northern districts. The Baloch Liberation Army, an insurgent group, later claimed responsibility for this suicide attack within the provincial capital city.[495][496]
  • December 8:- At least 19 people were killed and 25 others injured, after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a bus terminal in the main bazaar within the Pakistani town of Kohat, which is located in north-western Pakistan. It was later claimed by a police spokesman that the suicide bomber had approached the door of a bus, to which he had then set off his explosives. The bus was apparently carrying passengers to the nearby Orakzai Agency and it is known that many of those killed in this suicide blast were on board the bus itself. Of those 25 injured, it is known that some of them are seriously wounded and it has been reported that many shops within the nearby market were also damaged in this explosion. The remains of a boy suicide bomber, aged between 15-16 were later discovered, as the severed head and legs were found, according to Dilawar Bangash, the Kohat police chief for the local area. The Pakistani town of Kohat is located close to the Afghan-Pakistan border, where the Pakistani Taliban have a strong regional presence. These militant groups have carried out scores of suicide bomb attacks recently, despite Pakistan Army offensives against their strongholds within this particular region of the country. The banned radical Islamist group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, later claimed responsibility for this suicide attack within this particular town of Kohat, in north-western Pakistan.[497][498]
  • December 10:- At least 16 people were killed and more than 20 others injured, after a suicide-car bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a hospital, which acted as a Shia Muslim-run facility within the district of Hangu, in north-western Pakistan. This suicide car-bomb explosion follows the start of Muharram, which acts as an Islamic holy month, especially most important for Pakistan's Shia minority. Local investigators within the area are claiming that this suicide attack was most likely a sectarian attack, perpetrated by Sunni militant groups, which often target the Shia minority during this holy month of Muharram. Witnesses at the scene later claimed that an explosive-laden tractor and trailer had rammed into the hospital whilst people were praying in a hall within this facility. It was also reported by Hangu police chief, Abdul Rashid, that some 250 kg or (550 lb) of explosive material was used to conduct the suicide attack. This particular suicide car bombing acts as the fourth major suicide attack in just this week across the country. Most of these suicide attacks, including this particular car bombing, have occurred within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, of north-western Pakistan.[499][500]
  • December 13:- At least 2 people were killed and 4 others seriously injured, after a bomb explosion struck a school bus on Kohut road in the Bhana Marri area within the Pakistani city of Peshawar, which is located in north-western Pakistan. It was later reported that the bus driver and a 13 year old boy were among the fatalities in this roadside bombing. Whereas it was reported that two girls of 13 and 6 years of age were apparently injured in this roadside bomb blast. The explosive device was apparently placed within a bin, similar to that which targets NATO forces in neighbouring Afghanistan. It is known that local police are examining the possibility that this bomb may have potentially missed or not hit its intended target, being that of police patrols that frequently pass this particular area. It was reported that the bus was hit by the blast near to a private school, which apparently ripped through the vehicle leaving charred wreckage and remains, as well as leaving a crater on the nearby ground. The north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar is located close to Pakistani Taliban heartland tribal regions, as well as the nearby Afghan-Pakistan border. Local correspondents claim that militants have regularly attacked schools, especially those of girls' schools, but usually when no children are present or around. Such bomb attacks within the city however are not uncommon as the city has been the scene of numerous such bomb attacks, including those which target Pakistani security facilities and government instillations.[501]
  • December 25:- At least 47 people were killed and over 100 others injured, after a female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in a large crowd of people displaced by fighting, who were collecting food at a distribution centre of the World Food Programme in the Pakistani town of Khar, which is located within the Bajaur tribal region, of north-western Pakistan.

2011

January - March 2011

  • January 12:- At least 17 people were killed and more than 20 others injured, after a suicide car-bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a heavily fortified police station in the Bannu district, of north-western Pakistan. It was later confirmed, presumably by eyewitnesses that a Toyota Stout had apparently been used to conduct this suicide attack upon the Merian police station. There were also witness reports who had claimed that parts of the building to this police station, as well as a nearby mosque inside the compound were known to have collapsed due to the force of this suicide car bomb explosion. Witnesses reportedly stated that the sheer force of this suicide car-bomb explosion apparently also plunged the local area into darkness, as the blast damaged electricity lines within this area of the district. It was also established that the car bomber had specifically targeted the outer wall of the police station, which was consequently based within a densely populated area of the district. Reports have suggested that more than 50 police officers were inside the police complex at the time of this suicide attack, with local reports suggesting that all those killed were Frontier Corps officials, who act as a federal paramilitary police force within the country. This particular police station that was targeted, is known to be based near to the Janikhel tribal area, which is known to act as a buffer zone to the militancy-infested North Waziristan tribal region of north-western Pakistan. This suicide car bombing occurred as U.S Vice-President, Joe Biden arrived in Islamabad whilst denying that the United States had imposed a war on terror on Pakistan. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan later claimed responsibility for this suicide car-bomb attack, whilst threatening that such attacks would continue, unless drone attacks were halted against their Al Qaeda and Pakistani Taliban affiliated militant networks and sanctuaries, located most especially within the highly volatile North Waziristan tribal region, which is located on the Afghan-Pakistan border, of north-western Pakistan.[502]
  • 25 January At least thirteen people are killed while 70 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in a mourning procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain near its concluding point at Kerbala Gamay Shah at Bhat Gate in Lahore[503] and few minutes after Lahore blast, A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden motorbike into a police van at Malir 15 area of Karachi, killing at least three people while 5 people were injured.[504]
  • 8 March A car-bomb at a compressed natural gas filling station in Faisalabad on Tuesday killed 20 people and wounded more than 100, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Faisalabad, Aftab Cheema said. The blast set off gas cylinders at the station and the explosion destroyed or severely damaged nearby buildings and numerous vehicles. "An explosive-laden car was parked at the CNG station," police official told reporters. Aftab Cheema said 20 people had been killed and more than 100 wounded.[505]
  • 9 March Just a day after the Faisalabad bombing, an explosion occurred at the funeral of the wife of an anti-Taliban militia leader in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan. The bombing left nearly 40 people dead and scores injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

April - June 2011

  • April 1 A second assassination attempt on Fazlur Rehman occurred, this time in the city of Charsadda. At least 13 people were killed and more than 31 injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up next to the leader’s convoy vehicle.[507]
  • April 5 A suicide attack at a market in Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed seven people including a local anti-Taliban leader and his son.[508]
  • April 22 Islamic militants detonate a bomb near a gambling casino in Karachi, killing 19 people.[509]
  • April 26 Four men on motorcycles opened fire on a bus full of passengers, then sprinkled petrol on it and set it on fire, killing everyone inside in Quetta, Balochistan.[510]
  • May 13 Two suicide bombers attacked a paramilitary academy training young cadets in Charsadda, more than 80 people were killed and at least 15 injured, the attack was called by the Taliban as revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden.[511]
  • June 12 Three sets of bombings in the Khyber Market area of Peshawar left 34 civilians dead and over 100 injured. The attack was blamed on the Taliban, although a spokesman for the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan denied responsibility and instead blamed the attack on "foreign agents."
  • June 13 A suicide bomber detonated himself outside a bank in the I-8 Markaz sector of Islamabad after a security guard tried to stop him. The suicide bomber and the guard both died on the spot while a few people were left injured.[513]
  • June 25 Five militants attacked a police station in Dera Ismail Khan, a district which borders South Waziristan in northwest Pakistan. The militants were disguised in the burqa dress; two of the terrorists also wore suicide bombing vests. They used grenades and gunfire to launch the attack, killing at least ten police personnel. By the end of the operation, all of the attackers were reported as having being killed. A few dozen police officers were left trapped in the building as a result of the incident.[514]
  • June 26 A small blast occurred in Multan in the premises of a police station, injuring ten people, four of which were police officers. About 10 kg of explosives were used to cause the explosion. The police arrested a suspect immediately following the incident.[515]

    (Wikipedia, 2011)