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Timeline of Pakistan’s Deadliest Attacks

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The Pakistani Taliban have claimed thousands of deaths in the seven years since the militants started acting openly.

The Taliban’s insurgency against the Pakistani state has killed thousands since it erupted in 2007. Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups since 2007:


Oct. 18: Bomb attacks targeting former prime minister Benazir Bhutto kill 139 people in Karachi as she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years. She was later killed in another gun and suicide attack on Dec. 27.


Aug. 21: Twin suicide attacks kill 64 people outside Pakistan’s main arms factory in Wah, near Islamabad.

Sept. 20: Sixty people are killed when a suicide truck bomb brings down part of the five-star Marriott hotel in Islamabad.


Oct. 28: A car bomb destroys a Peshawar market, killing 125 people.


Jan. 1: A suicide car bomb kills 101 people at a village volleyball game in Bannu.

March 12: Twin suicide attacks on the military in Lahore kill 57.

May 28: Gun and suicide attackers storm mosques belonging to the Ahmadi minority in Lahore, killing 82 people.

July 9: A suicide bomber blows himself up in a busy market in Mohmand, killing 105 people.

Sept. 3: A suicide attack kills 59 at a Shia Muslim rally in Quetta.

Nov. 5: A suicide bomber kills 68 people during Friday prayers in Darra Adam Khel.


April 3: Fifty die after two suicide bombers unleash carnage at a Sufi shrine in the Dera Ghazi Khan.

May 13: Two suicide bombers kill at least 98 people outside a police cadet training center in Charsadda.

Aug. 19: A suicide bomber hits a mosque during Friday prayers in Khyber Agency, killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 100 others, according to local officials.


Jan. 11: Thirty-five die when a remote-controlled bomb detonates in a market in the tribal areas.

Aug. 16: Gunmen drag 20 Shia Muslims off a bus and shoot them at point blank range in Mansehra.


Jan. 10: A double suicide attack on a snooker club kills 92 in a Shia Hazara neighborhood of Quetta.

Feb. 16: A bomb at a market at Hazara Town, a Shia Hazara neighborhood in Quetta, kills 89.

March 3: A car bomb explodes in a Shia Muslim neighborhood in Karachi killing 45.

July 27: Twin explosions at a busy marketplace in northwest Pakistan kill 41.

Aug. 9: A suicide bomber targets the funeral of a senior police officer in Quetta, killing 38.

Sept. 22: Eighty-two people are killed when two suicide bombers attack a church in Peshawar as the congregation leaves after a Sunday service.

Sept. 29: A car bomb attack in a busy market area in Peshawar kills 42.


Jan. 19: A bomb rips through a military convoy in Bannu, killing 20 soldiers.

Jan. 21: A bomb planted on a bus kills 24 Shia pilgrims in southwest Balochistan.

June 10: Ten Taliban militants lay siege to Karachi airport, killing 27 people.

Nov. 2: Fifty-five are killed after a suicide bomber detonates his vest at the daily closing ceremony at the main Pakistan-India border crossing.

Dec. 16: Taliban insurgents storm an army-run school in Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, almost all of them children.

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sadia safia daanish school December 18, 2014 - 12:52 pm

may allah give courage to our pak army to fight with our enemies.


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