Terror In Pakistan Since 9/11
the 9/11 terror attacks on America, there have been over 7,000 terror
attacks inside Pakistan. As evidenced, Pakistan has been scapegoated in
every major terror attack against the West (India included), and is
allegedly the greatest nuclear proliferator the world has ever
witnessed. The media and Western governments would like people to
believe that Pakistan is both attacking itself while attacking the West.
Obviously, this is ridiculous. A more workable theory is that Pakistan
is under attack by Western intelligence services while simoultaneously
being set up for terror attacks committed by the same Western
intelligence agencies such as Mossad, CIA and MI5.
There are tthree instances where this theory can be proved quite easily:
1) 9/11 (2001)
2) Mumabi Bombings (2008)
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This is the list of major terrorist
incidents in Pakistan.
The War on Terrorism had a major impact on Pakistan,
when terrorism inside Pakistan increased twofold. The country was already
gripped with sectarian violence, but after 9/11, it also had to
combat the threat of Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants, who fled from Afghanistan
and usually targeted high-profile political figures.
In 2006, 657 terrorist attacks,
including 41 of a sectarian nature, took place, leaving 907 people dead and
1,543 others injured according to Pak Institute for Peace Studies (PIPS)
In 2007, 1,503 terrorist attacks and
clashes, including all the suicide attacks, target killings and assassinations,
resulted in 3,448 casualties and 5,353 injuries, according to the PIPS security
report. These casualties figure 128 percent and 491.7 percent higher as
compared with 2006 and 2005, respectively. The report states that Pakistan faced
60 suicide attacks (mostly targeted at security forces) during 2007, which
killed at least 770, besides injuring another 1,574 people. PIPS report shows
visible increase in suicide attacks after Lal
In 2008, the country saw 2,148
terrorist attacks, which caused 2,267 fatalities and 4,558 injuries.
Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
(HRCP) in its annual report indicated that there were at least 67 suicide
attacks across Pakistan killing 973 people and injuring 2,318.
Further, a source in the investigation agencies disclosed that the total number
of suicide blasts in Pakistan since 2002 rose to 140 (till December 21, 2008)
while 56 bombers had struck in 2007.
In 2009, the worst of any year,
2,586 terrorist, insurgent and sectarian-related incidents were reported that
killed 3,021 people and injured 7,334, according to the "Pakistan Security
Report 2009" published by PIPS.
These casualties figure 48 percent higher as compared to 2008. On the other
hand, the rate of suicide attacks surged by one third to 87 bombings that
killed 1,300 people and injured 3,600.
Terrorist attacks staged in Pakistan
have killed over 35,000 people, 5,000 of which are law enforcement personnel,
and caused material damage to the Pakistani
economy totalling US$67 billion by the IMF and the World Bank.
According to an independent research
site pakistanbodycount.org 
maintained by Dr.Zeeshan Usmani a full bright scholar deaths from suicide
bombings up to October 2011 were 5,067 with over 13,000 injured. The website
also provides analysis 
on the data showing an evident increase in suicide bombing after the Lal
Masjid operation. All death counts are verifiable from news sources placed
- 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.
Main article: 2001 Bahawalpur
- 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.
2002 Terror Attacks
- 22 February:- The American journalist Daniel
Pearl was kidnapped and murdered in Karachi.
- 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
- 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 May:- Noted religious scholar Prof Dr Ghulam Murtaza Malik, his
driver and a policeman were shot dead by two gunmen in Iqbal Town,
- 8 May:- Bus bombing in Karachi kills 11 Frenchmen and
near the Sheraton hotel.
Main article: 2002 Karachi bus bombing
- 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.
Main article: 2002 US consulate bombing in
- 13 July:- Nine foreign tourists and three Pakistani nationals were
injured in an attack near an archaeological site in the district of Mansehra.
- 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.
- 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
- 16 October:- More than eight people were injured in a series of parcel
bomb explosions in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.
- 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 November:- An explosion on a bus in Hyderabad,
Sindh killed two people and injured at least nine others.
- 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.
- 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.
2003 Terror Attacks
- 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.
- 10 March:- Two people were injured when a masked terrorist opened
indiscriminate fire on a mosque in Gulistan Colony, Faisalabad.
- 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
- 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.
Main article: 2003 Quetta mosque
- 3 October:- Six employees of Space and Upper
Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) were killed and several others
injured when their official van was fired upon on Hub River Road in Mauripur,
Karachi. A Lashkar-e-Jhangvi cadre was officially charged.
- 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.
- 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 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
2004 Terror Attacks
- 28 February:- An apparent suicide bomber was killed and three
worshipers were injured in an attack on Imambargah in Satellite Town, Rawalpindi.
- 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.
Main article: 2004 Quetta market
- 3 May:- A car bomb in south-western city of Gwadar killed three
Chinese engineers and injured 10 other people.
- 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.
- 14 May:- Six members of Shia family was shot dead in Mughalpura
locality of Lahore.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 30 July:- Assassination attempt on the Prime Minister-elect Shaukat
Aziz, while he was campaigning for by-election in Fateh Jang,
District, Punjab. Even though he survived the attempt, nine
people were killed due to the suicide bombing.
- 2 August:- Chief Minister of Balochistan
province Jam Mohammad Yousaf escaped an assassination
bid when unidentified persons fired at his convoy killing one of his bodyguards
and injuring two others.
- 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.
- 31 August:- Three persons were killed and three others injured in a
bomb blast at a shop in the Balochi town of Kalat.
- 21 September:- Suspected Sipah-e-Sahaba members gunned down at least
three members of a Shi'a family in a sectarian attack in Dera
- 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. Main article: 2004 Sialkot mosque
- 7 October:- A powerful car bomb left 40 people dead and wounded over
100 during a Sunni(Deobandi) rally to commemorate
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
- 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.
- 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
2005 Terror Attacks
- 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.
- 19 March:- At least 35 people were killed and many injured when a Sipah-e-Sahaba
terrorist exploded himself in a mixed crowd of Shia and Deobandi
devotees at the shrine of Pir Rakhel Shah in remote village of Fatehpur in Jhal Magsi District, Balochistan.  Main article: 2005 Jhal Magsi
- 25 May:- As many as six members of a family were killed in an explosion
at village Bandkhel in Makeen Tehsil, South
- 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.
Main article: 2005 Islamabad
Bari Imam bombing
- 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.
- 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.
- 7 October:- Eight members of the Ahmadiyya faith
were killed inside a mosque as worshipers were performing Salah. The incident
occurred in Mandi Bahauddin, Punjab, Pakistan.
Main article: 2005 attack on Ahmadi
mosque in Mandi Bahauddin
- 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.
- 15 November:- A car bomb exploded outside a Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in Karachi, Pakistan. At
least three people were killed and eight others wounded.
- 8 December:- At least 12 people were killed and 30 injured in a bomb
explosion in the Jandola town of South
- 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
2006 Terror Attacks
- 25 January:- At least six people were killed and five others hurt
after a bus ran over a landmine in Dera Bugti District, Balochistan.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 11 April:- Over 50 people, including Sunni (Barelvi)
scholars, were killed in a bomb explosion at a religious gathering celebrating
the birthday of Prophet Muhammad in Nishtar
Main article: 2006 Karachi Nishtar Park bombing
- 12 June:- At least five people were killed and 17 wounded in a bomb
attack in Quetta hotel.
- 15 June:- Unidentified gunmen killed a senior prison official
Amanullah Khan Niazi and four others in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
- 16 June:- Two female teachers and two children were shot dead in
Khoga Chiri village in Orakzai Agency.
- 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
- 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
- 26–31 August:- Akbar Bugti's killing sparked five days of rioting that
left six people dead, dozens wounded and 700 under arrest.
- 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
- 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.
- 20 October:- A bomb blast killed at least six people and left 21
injured in a busy shopping district of Peshawar.
- 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
region in the previous month. This was the second such attack on the Army since
the 2004 assassination attempt on Karachi Corps commander.
Main article: 2006 Dargai bombing
2007 Terror Attacks
In 2007, 34 terrorist attacks and clashes, including suicide attacks,
killings, and assassinations, resulted in 134 casualties and 245
injuries, according to the PIPS security report.The report states that
Pakistan faced 20 suicide attacks (mostly targeted at security forces)
during 2007, which killed at least 111, besides injuring another 234
people. PIPS report shows visible increase in suicide attacks after Lal
15 January:- A powerful blast in the Jalozai refugee camp destroyed a mud-house, killing four people and injuring five others.
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. m
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. Main article: January 2007 Peshawar bombing
6 February:- A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in a parking area outside Islamabad International Airport injuring 5 people.
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.
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.
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.
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.28 April:- Assassination attempt on Aftab Ahmad Sherpao, who is the Interior minister that killed 28 people in Charsadda, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This time again an attempt on a high ranking officer of Pakistani government was unsuccessful. Main article: 2007 Charsadda political rally bombin.
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. Main article: 2007 Peshawar hotel bombing
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
- 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. Main article: 15 July 2007 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa bombings
- 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. Main article: 2007 Islamabad lawyers convention bombing
- 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. Main article: 19 July 2007 Pakistan bombings
- 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.
- 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.
The same day Raziq Bugti, former guerrilla commander turned spokesman
for the Balochistan government, was shot dead by assailants in Quetta. Main article: 2007 Islamabad hotel bombing
- 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.
- 24 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.
- 26 August:- Four policemen were killed and two others wounded in a suicide attack in the Machaar area of Shangla District.
- 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. Main article: September 2007 bombings in Rawalpindi
- 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. The same day Omar Ayub Khan's protocol officer, Liaquat Hussain, was found shot dead near the Northern Bypass in Karachi. Main article: 2007 Dera Ismail Khan passenger van bombing
- 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. Main article: 2007 Tarbela Ghazi attack
- 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.
- 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. Main article: 2007 Bannu checkpost bombing
- 12 October:- Mohmand Taliban publicly behead six "criminals" and lashed three others in the name of Sharia.
- 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
- 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. Main article: 2007 Swat military truck bombing
- 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. Main article: 2007 Chaklala Garrison post attack
- 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. Main article: 2007 Sargodha bus bombing
- 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.
- 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.
- 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. Main article: 2007 Rawalpindi ISI bus bombing
- 9 December:- At least 10 people including three policemen and
seven civilians, including two children, perished in a car bombing near
Matta, Swat District.
- 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.
- 13 December:- Two suicide bombings near an army checkpost in Quetta killed seven people, including three personnel of the Pakistan Army.
- 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
- 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
- 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. Main article: 2007 Charsadda Eid day bombing
- 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.
- 27 December:- Two-time Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in a shooting and suicide bombing in Rawalpindi's Liaquat Bagh, killing up to 20 others and injuring many. The site is notorious as the place where former Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan was also assassinated in October 1951. Main article: Assassination of Benazir Bhutto
- 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.
- 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.
2008 Terror Attacks
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Lahore High
- 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. Main article: 2008 Karachi market
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Peshawar
- 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.
Main article: 2008
Rawalpindi medical students bus bombing
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Charsadda bombing
- 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.
- 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,
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.
Main article: 2008 Parachinar bombing
- 18 February:- At least 24 people were killed and nearly 200 were
injured in election-related violence across the country on the eve of Pakistani general election, Aaj TV reported.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Mingora funeral
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Darra
Adam Khel jirga bombing
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Lahore
Navy War College bombing
- 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
Main article: 2008 Lahore FIA
- 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.
- 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.
- 17 April:- At least 20 people were killed and dozens others injured
in the clashes between two belligerent factions in Khyber
- 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.
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Mardan market
- 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
- 26 May:- Seven people were killed and five others injured in what
appeared to be incidents of sectarian violence in Dera Ismail Khan.
- 2 June:- The Danish embassy in Islamabad is
attacked with a car bomb killing six people. A post purportedly from Al-Qaeda's Mustafa Abu al-Yazid appears on the Internet a
day after the attack claiming responsibility. The statement mentions the
publication of "insulting drawings" and the refusal to
"apologise for publishing them" referring to the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad
Main article: 2008 Danish embassy bombing
- 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.
- 16 June:- A bomb blast inside a Shia mosque killed at least four
people and wounded two others in Dera Ismail Khan.
- 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
Main article: 2008 Lal Masjid bombing
- 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.
- 2 August:- At least eight police and security workers were killed
when a remote-controlled bomb exploded near their vehicle in Mingora, Swat.
- 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.
- 9 August:- Militants stormed a police post in village Kingargalai of
District on Friday night, killing eight policemen.
- 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.
- 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
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
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.
Haji Namdar had earlier escaped a suicide attack on 1 May 2008 in which 17
people were injured.
- 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
- 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.nMain
article: 2008 Dera
Ismail Khan hospital bombing
- 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.
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.
Main article: 23 August 2008 Swat Valley bombing
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Main article: September 2008 Peshawar bombing
- 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.  Main
article: 2008 Lower Dir
- 19 September:- A bomb exploded at an Islamic religious school in Quetta
killing five people and wounding at least eight. The school was run by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, the religious party
headed by Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman.
- 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. Main
article: Islamabad Marriott Hotel bombing
- 22 September:- At least nine security personnel were killed in a suicide
car-bomb attack on a checkpost in Swat District.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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
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.
Main article: 2008
Islamabad police academy bombing
- 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.
Main article: 10 October 2008 Orakzai bombing
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 November:- Eight Pakistani soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb
attack on a security checkpoint near Wana, the main town in South Waziristan.
- 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.
- 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.  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.
- 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.
- 17 November:- At least three troops were killed when a suicide bomber
rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a security checkpost in Swat’s
- 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.
- 20 November:- A suicide bomber killed at least nine people and injured
four others on Thursday at a mosque in Mamoond tehsil of Bajaur
- 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
- 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.
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Main article: 5 December 2008 Peshawar bombing
- 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.
Main article: 2008 Buner
polling station bombing
2009 Terror Attacks
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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
Main article: 2009 Dera
Ghazi Khan mosque bombing
- 7 February:- At least seven officers were killed in an attack on a
checkpoint in Mianwali
in Punjab near restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Dera
Ismail Khan funeral bombing
- 2 March:- A suicide bomber killed five and injured 12 people at a
girls’ religious school in Pishin
District of Balochistan on Monday.
- 3 March:- A convoy carrying Sri Lankan cricketers and officials in two
buses was fired upon by 12 gunmen, near the Gaddafi
Stadium in Lahore.
The cricketers were on their way to play the third day of the second Test
against the Pakistani cricket team. Six members of the Sri Lankan cricket team were
injured. Six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed.
Main article: 2009 attack on the
Sri Lanka national cricket team
- 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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
Main article: 2009
Rawalpindi bus terminal bombing
- 18 March:- Five people including three policemen were killed and
four injured when over 100 unidentified armed men attacked a police vehicle at
the entrance of the University of Malakand at Chakdara in Lower Dir District on Tuesday night.
- 23 March:- A security official was killed and three others injured
in a suicide bombing outside a police Special Branch office in Islamabad on
- 26 March:- At least 10 people were killed and 25 others injured in
suicide attack at a restaurant targeting opponents of Tehreek-e-Taliban
Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud near Jandola, South
Waziristan on Thursday.
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Jamrud mosque bombing
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Lahore police academy attacks
- 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
Main article: 2009 Islamabad Frontier Corps
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Chakwal mosque bombing
- 6 April:- Police found bullet-riddled bodies of four local aid
workers, including three women, in Shinkiari area of Mansehra
District on Monday.
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Charsadda
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Hangu checkpost
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
Main article: 28 May
2009 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa bombings
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Upper Dir
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
The death toll later rose to 17.
Main article: Pearl Continental hotel bombing
- 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
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.
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,
- 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.
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
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.
- 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.
- 26 June:- A Taliban suicide bomber killed two soldiers on Friday
when he blew himself up near an army vehicle in Muzaffarabad,
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), in the first
such attack in AJK.
- 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
- 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
on Thursday at around 4.15 pm. The suicide bomber was the only reported
While in Balochistan, four people were killed in a suicide attack in Sohrab
- 10 July:- Militants attacked a security checkpoint in the tribal Bajaur Agency,
killing four policemen.
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Mian Channu bombing
- 15 July:- A roadside bomb in Bannu killed two
- 16 July:- An official of the United Nations High
Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and a guard were shot dead and another
official and Afghan Commissionarte were injured in Peshawar.
- 19 July:- Militants attacked a police patrol near the Khyber tribal
region, killing four
- 28 July:- A suicide attack at a checkpoint killed two policemen in
militants killed an abducted police official in Sangota
four policemen were killed by the Baluch rebels
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 13 August:- Baloch militants fired rockets at a police vehicle outside
Quetta, killing two policemen and wounding three.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 23 August:- Three passers-by were killed and 15 injured Sunday in a
suicide bombing in Peshawar triggered by an apparent feud between rival militant
groups, Ansar-ul-Islam and Lashkar-e-Islam.
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Torkham bombing
- 30 August:- A suicide bomber managed to sneak into the main police
station in Mingora,
District on Sunday, causing a huge explosion that killed 16 members of the
recently-recruited Special Police Force and injured another five.
- 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.
- 6 September:- Three policemen were shot dead in Hasan Abdal
in apparent act of targeted killing, a senior police officer said on Sunday.
- 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.
- 13 September:- Three Frontier
Corps (FC) personnel were killed and as many injured as their routine patrol
hit a landmine in the Bara Tehsil of Khyber
Agency on Sunday.
- 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.
The death toll later reached 40.
Main article: 2009 Kohat market
- 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
The next day the death from two suicide bomb attacks rose to 27.
Main article: 26
September 2009 Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa bombings
- 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.
The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed
responsibility for the attack through spokesperson Azam Tariq.
- 9 October:- A suicide attack at Khyber Bazaar in Peshawar on Friday
killed 55 people
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.
Main article: 9 October 2009 Peshawar bombing
- 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.
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.
Main article: 2009 Pakistan Army
General Headquarters attack
- 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.  Main article:
military convoy bombing
- 15 October:- At least 19 people, including 14 security officials, were
killed and 41 others sustained injuries in three separate terror attacks in Lahore.
All nine attackers were also shot dead by security personnel. The attacks were
carried out at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA)
building on the Temple Road, the Manawan Police Training School and
the Elite Police Academy on the Bedian.
Meanwhile, in the north-western town of Kohat, at least 11 people, three
policemen among them, were killed and 22 others injured when a suicide bomber
rammed his explosive-packed pick-up into a police station in the Cantonment
area for which the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed
- 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
Main article: 16 October 2009
- 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
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.
Main article: 2009 International
Islamic University bombing
- 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.
- 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.
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
And 15 people were injured in bombing outside a restaurant in the Hayatabad
area of Peshawar.
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
- 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
- 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.
Taliban militants shot dead the head of a pro-government tribal leader in Khar,
the main town in Bajaur.
- 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.
Main article: 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing
- 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.
- 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.
Main article: November 2009 Rawalpindi bombing
- 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.
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Adezai market
- 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
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Charsadda
- 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.
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.
Main article: 2009
Peshawar ISI headquarters bombing
- 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.
Main article: 14 November
2009 Peshawar bombing
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
Main article: 2009 Peshawar judicial complex
- 27 November:- A remote controlled bomb near a mosque in Bajaur Agency
killed anti-Taliban tribal leader Malik Shah Pur. Three others were injured.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
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.
Meanwhile in Chinari,
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.
Main article: December 2009 Rawalpindi attack
- 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.
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.
About 150 people were injured.
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.
In Quetta, 10 people were injured when a bomb went off in a residential area
for government employees.
Agency, two anti-Taliban tribal elders were assassinated by a remotely
controlled bomb near a mosque.
Main article: December 2009 Lahore attacks
- 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.
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.
Main article: December 2009 Dera Ghazi Khan
- 18 December:- A suicide bombing occurred just outside a mosque in town
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.
Main article: December 2009 Lower Dir mosque
- 19 December:- Separatist rebels killed three policemen in an attack on
a patrol in the southwestern province of Baluchistan.
- 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.
- 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
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.
- 26 December:- A roadside bomb wounded at least 26 people soon after a
procession of mourners passed the Khalifat Chowk in Paposh
Nagar police precincts in Karachi’s North Nazimabad Town on Saturday.
- 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,
Kashmir on Sunday as another explosion near a Muharram procession near Orangi Town
injured 35 people. In Muzaffarabad, a suicide bomber blew himself up when
intercepted by security personnel.
While in the Kurram Valley, a government official Sarfaraz
Siddiqi, his wife and four children were killed when militants detonated
explosives at his house.
Main article: 2009 Muzaffarabad
- 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.
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.
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.
Main article: 2009 Karachi bombing
2010 Terror Attacks
- 1 January:- At least 105 people were killed when a suicide bomber
blew up his vehicle in a crowd watching a volleyball
game in Lakki
Main article: 2010 Lakki Marwat suicide bombing
- 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.
- 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
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.
9 January:- A suicide bomber detonated himself and wounded seven
policemen in the village of Adezai, Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
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
16 January:- At least two soldiers have been injured after a suicide
bomber attacked a military convoy in Pakistani-controlled Kashmir, police say.
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.
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.
Main article: January 2010 Bajaur bombing
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.
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.
Main article: February 2010 Lower Dir bombing
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
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.¨Main
article: February 2010 Karachi bombings
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.
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.
Main article: February 2010 Khyber bombing
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.
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.
Main article: February 2010 Khyber Mosque bombing
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Main article: 8 March 2010 Lahore bombing
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.
11 March:- A suicide bomber's explosive vest detonated prematurely,
as he was trying to target a convoy of security forces, along the boundary
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.
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.
Main article: 12 March 2010 Lahore bombings
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.
16 March:- A blast occurred near Chandni Chowk in Garden area of
Karachi on Tuesday, killing one woman and injuring three others, including
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Main article: 19 April 2010 Peshawar bombing
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
12 May:- A grenade attack within the north-western Pakistani city
has killed 2 people and injured another 2 others. No group has of yet claimed
responsibility for this attack although Taliban militants are suspected.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Main article: May 2010 attacks on Ahmadi
mosques in Lahore
- 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.
- $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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Main article: July 2010 Lahore bombings
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Agency, which is located near to the border between the two countries of
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.
Main article: 2010 Mohmand Agency attack
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
Main article: 1 September 2010 Lahore bombings
- 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.
- 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
especially in supporting the Palestinian people's personal demands for their
own homeland. The Pakistani Taliban later claimed
responsibility for this suicide attack.
Main article: September 2010 Quetta bombing
- 3 September:- A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 maximize casualties. The Pakistani Taliban are strong suspects in
the executing of this particular bomb attack.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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. Main article: 2010 Darra Adam Khel mosque bombing
- 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.
Main article: Pakistan CID building attack
- 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
- 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.
Main article: December 2010 Mohmand Agency
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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. Main article: December 2010 Bajaur bombing
2011 Terror Attacks
- 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
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
Main article: 2011 Faisalabad bombing
- 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. Main article: March 2011 Peshawar bombing
- 31 March An unsuccessful suicide bombing assassination attempt on Fazlur
Rehman, the chief of Pakistan's Jamiat-e-Ulema-Islam political party, in Swabi killed 10
people and left another 20 injured.
- 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
- April 3 Over 50 people were killed and 120 wounded when two suicide
bombers detonated explosives at a Sufi shrine
in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab.
Main article: April 2011 Dera Ghazi Khan bombings
- 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.
- April 22 Islamic militants detonate a bomb near a gambling casino in
Karachi, killing 19 people.
- 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.
- 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
Main article: 2011 Charsadda bombing
- May 22 Islamic militants attack Mehran Naval Station, killing at
least 9 people and destroying 2 Pakistani P-3C Orion
maritime surveillance aircraft.
Main article: May 2011 Pakistan Naval
Station Mehran attack
- 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." Main
article: June 2011 Peshawar bombings
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- July - August Multiple target killings in Karachi
throughout the months of July and August left hundreds of people
dead. The month has been recorded as the deadliest and most violent in the history of Karachi since the last two decades -
in fighting related to religious and ethnic tensions. This was followed by 44
more fatalities in the following month of August, amidst ongoing violence. Main
article: July and August 2011
Karachi target killings
- August 19 A blast in a mosque in the town of Jamrud in Khyber
Agency left over 50 people dead. Main article: August 2011 Khyber Agency bombing
- August 25 A blast outside a hotel in Risalpur
in NWFP kills 11 and
injures 15 people.
- August 29 At least three people were killed and 19 others injured
when a group of armed men opened fire and lobbed rockets on a passenger train
near Mach Town, which is 60 kilometers southeast of Quetta in
- August 31 Eleven people were killed in Quetta following a
bombing outside a mosque on the day of Eid ul-Fitr,
when Shi'a Muslim worshippers belonging to the Hazara
community were conducting Eid prayers.
- September 2 Twelve people were killed in Lakki
Marwat following a suicide car bombing near a police checkpost.
- September 7 Twin explosions in the city of Quetta left at
least 26 people dead.
Main article: 2011 Quetta bombings
- September 13 Four school children along with a bus driver were killed in
during an attack on their school bus by unidentified gunmen. Seventeen others
also sustained injuries.
- September 13 A makeshift bomb exploded near the vehicle of Sher Khan,
head of the Awami National Party in the Lower Dir
area, killing the leader.
- September 19 Eight people died and several others were injured when a
suicide bomber belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan rammed an
explosives-laden car outside the house of SSP Chaudhry Aslam Khan,
a senior police officer living in the posh Defence Housing Authority area
of Karachi, Sindh. Khan and his
family managed to escape the attack although his house was destroyed by the
blast and a few other civilians near the blast site were killed when the
incident occurred. Khan works at the Crime Investigation Department (CID)
and is infamous for having led tough measures and police operations against
notorious criminal elements and members of underworld groups in Karachi
(including the likes of Rehman Dakait); a column published in The Express Tribune dubbed Chaudhry Aslam
Khan as the "Sultan Rahi" of Sindh
He is a recipient of the Pakistan Police Medal, Qauid-e-Azam Police Medal and
the Tamgha-i-Imtiaz, which was awarded to him by the President in early 2011. This was the second
attempt on his life, with police officials confirming that Khan had apparently
been on the hit list of militant groups for quite a long time. Neighboring
houses were also severely damaged as a result of the attack while other houses
located not far from the vicinity of the blast site had their windows shattered.
There were also schools located near the house which had their buildings and
infrastructure damaged, such as the Haque
Academy, Beaconhouse and the Washington International
School; the schools were temporarily closed for repair. Among the victims
of the blast included a female schoolteacher from the Washington International
School and her son, Khan's police guards and cook, and the son and driver of a
When responding to the attack on his house, Khan remarked that he will not step
back or be cowed and would carry on his "jihad against the
He also added: "Why don’t they come attack me in the open? I didn’t know
these terrorists are such cowards that they will attack sleeping children"
and threatened that he would teach the terrorists who attacked his house a
lesson that "even their next generations would remember."
- September 19 Five people were killed and over two dozen injured after a
remote-controlled bomb ripped through a market selling CDs in Peshawar.
- September 20 At least 26 people were killed when armed militants
affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi attacked a bus travelling in Mastung near the
city of Quetta
in Balochistan. The victims were pilgrims who
were travelling towards Taftan and belonged to the Shi'a Muslim Hazara
community, suggesting the attack to have been a targeted killing of sectarian
Main article: September 2011 bus shooting in