Sucide attacks in Pakistan Since 2001 to Nov 2009
Fidayeen (Suicide Squad) Attacks in Pakistan
1 (March 17) Five persons were killed and more than 40 injured, including the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka to Pakistan, in a grenade attack on a church in Islamabad.
2 (May 8) Nine French nationals and five Pakistanis, including a suspected suicide bomber, are killed and 34 more injured in a bomb explosion inside a bus opposite Sheraton Hotel, Karachi.
1 (July 4) 53 persons are killed and 57 others injured as three armed terrorists, including a suspected suicide bomber, attack a Shiite Muslim mosque in Quetta, capital of the Southwestern Baluchistan province, during the Friday prayers.
2 (December 25) 14 persons were killed and 46 others injured during a second assassination attempt on President Pervez Musharraf in the Jhanda Chichi area of Rawalpindi. The President narrowly escaped the suicide assassination attempt when his motorcade was hit by two explosive laden vehicles. Both the suicide bombers were also believed to have been killed in the incident.
1 (February 28) A suicide bomber is killed and four worshippers sustain injuries in an attack on an mosque in the Satellite Town area of Rawalpindi.
2 (May 7) 15 Shia worshippers and a suspected suicide bomber are killed and over 200 persons sustain injuries when a powerful bomb exploded at Hyderi Mosque, situated within the premises of the seminary Sindh Madrasa-tul-Islam, in the Mithadar area of Karachi.
3 (May 31) 24 worshippers are killed and 34 others sustain injuries when a high-intensity bomb explodes during the evening prayers at a Shia mosque situated on the MA Jinnah Road in Karachi
4 (June 3) A suspected Uzbek operative of the Al Qaeda and a soldier of Shawal Scouts are killed in a suspected suicide attack, while two soldiers sustain injuries at a check-post in the North Waziristan agency, close to the Afghanistan border.
5 (July 30) Seven persons, including the attacker, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on the car of Finance Minister and Prime Minister-designate, Shaukat Aziz, at village Jaffar in Fateh Jang.
6 (October 1) At least 31 people are killed and 75 others sustain injuries in a suspected suicide bombing at a Shia mosque at Sialkot in the Punjab province during the Friday prayers.
7 (October 10) A suspected suicide bomber reportedly blew himself up at a Shia mosque in the Mochi Gate area of Lahore, killing at least five people, including two children, and injuring six others.
1 (March 19) At least 50 people are killed and over 100 others sustain injuries during a suicide bombing at a crowded gathering near the shrine of a Shia saint at Fatehpur village in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan province.
2 (April 28) Two suspected terrorists blow themselves up while planting a bomb in the in the Baidara village of Swat Valley in North West Frontier Province.
3 (May 27) At least 25 people, including a suspected suicide bomber, are killed and approximately 100 others sustain injuries during a powerful explosion at the Bari Imam shrine of the Shia sect located in vicinity of the diplomatic enclave in capital Islamabad.
4 (May 30) Six people, including two of the three assailants, among them a suicide bomber, are killed and 19 persons sustain injuries during an explosion in the courtyard of a Shia mosque at Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Karachi.
1 (February 9) At least 40 people are killed and 50 others wounded in a suspected suicide attack on a Muharram procession of Shia Muslims in the Hangu town of North West Frontier Province.
2 (March 2) A US diplomat, identified as David Fyfe, his Pakistani driver and a Rangers official were killed and 54 persons injured in a suicide car bombing near the US consulate in Karachi.
3 (April 11) At least 57 people, including prominent Islamist clerics, are killed and more than 200 people sustained injuries in a suicide bomb attack at Nishtar Park in Karachi.
4 (June 2) At least five soldiers and two suicide bombers were killed and seven soldiers sustained injuries when a car laden with explosives rammed into a military vehicle in the Bakakhel area of Bannu in NWFP. The army convoy was reportedly proceeding from Mirali in North Waziristan to its base camp in the Bannu district when the attack occurred.
5 (June 26) Six security force personnel are killed when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car at Aisha checkpoint, 10 kilometers east of Miranshah in North Waziristan.
6 (November 8) A suicide bomber blew himself up at an army training centre at Dargai in the North West Frontier Province, killing 42 and injuring 39 recruits of the Punjab Regiment Centre and their instructor.
7 (November 17) A suicide bomber killed himself and injured two police personnel when he targeted a police van in Peshawar in the North West Frontier Province. The bomber, identified as Nadeem Khan, blew himself up near the police patrol van parked beside a temporary police post at the Bara intersection on the Ring Road at around 7:15am.
1 (January 22) A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a military convoy near Mirali in North Waziristan, killing four security force (SF) personnel and a woman, and injuring 23 persons, including 20 soldiers. The incident occurred at the Khajori checkpoint, about two kilometers east of Mirali town, when a joint convoy of the army and paramilitary force was heading from the Bannu Garrison to Miranshah, administrative headquarters of North Waziristan. Eye-witnesses said that three military vehicles and a passenger coach were also damaged in the first attack since the Government and Taliban-backed militants signed a peace agreement on September 5, 2006. Army and paramilitary troops had vacated the Khajori checkpoint as per condition of the truce and it is now managed by members of the Khasaddar force (a local force).
2 (January 26) A suicide bomber blew himself up outside Hotel Marriott in the capital Islamabad, killing a guard, Tariq Mehmmod, and wounding five persons. The unidentified man detonated explosives strapped to his body after the security guard tried to stop him from entering the hotel through a side entrance. "It was a suicide attack. The suicide attacker and a guard were killed," Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said. He termed the bombing a failed attempt to kill people frequenting an upscale hotel. The suicide bombing occurred hours before a Republic Day function at the hotel hosted by India's High Commission. The function, however, went ahead after the explosion.
3 (January 27) 15 people, including six police officials, were killed and 60 others injured in a suicide attack targeting a Muharram procession near Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in the Dilgaran area of Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar, capital of North Western Frontier Province (NWFP). Peshawar Police Commissioner Mallik Muhammad Saad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), three other police personnel and a Nazim (local official) were among those killed in the blast. Superintendent of Peshawar Police Zaibullah said that an unidentified bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body when police stopped him from entering the procession, which was to be taken out from Qasim Ali Khan Mosque.
4 (January 29) A suicide bomber killed three people, including two police personnel, at Dera Ismail Khan in the North West Frontier Province. Assistant Superintendent of Police, Captain Hamad, said that the suicide bomber, wearing a black shawl, blew himself up as policeman Abdul Halim was searching him. He said that Naseer, a civilian working at a nearby petrol pump, was also killed, and seven other people were injured. "The suicide bomber was a young boy. He initially refused to be searched, and when police began searching him, he blew himself up, killing a policeman, a civilian and himself," said another police officer Aslam Khattak.
5 (February 3) A suicide bomber drove his explosives-laden jeep into a military convoy, killing two soldiers and injuring seven others in the Barakhel area of Tank district in North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The convoy of four vehicles was headed from Dera Ismail Khan. Tank city Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Khan disclosed that "It was a suicide attack."
7 (February 3) A suspected militant blew himself up while planting a bomb outside a video and music shop in southern Lakki Marwat district of NWFP. The blast damaged a dozen nearby shops in the town, a settled area near Bannu district.
8 (February 6) A suicide attacker blew himself up in the car park of Islamabad airport, killing himself and injuring 10 people, mostly security force personnel. Police officials said that the attacker arrived at the airport close to 8:50 pm in a taxi with two other people and was stopped for checking by Airport Security Force officials who asked for his identification. The man opened fire at the guards and then ran towards the VIP lounge of the airport forcing the security officials to return fire, which led to an explosion. A police official told that the explosion damaged several cars.
9 (February 17) At least 17 people, including a senior civil judge, were killed and 30 persons injured in a suicide bombing in the District Courts compound of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province. The blast occurred inside the courtroom of Senior Civil Judge Abdul Wahid Durrani at 11:05am (PST). "It was a suicide bombing which is evident from the recovery of the heads of two persons. One of them entered the courtroom and blew himself up," said Tariq Masood Khosa, Balochistan’s Inspector General of Police. "In the past, we have had to grapple with sectarian and nationalistic violence. This seems to be a blend of both as for the first time innocent civilians and government offices were targeted," he told reporters after the blast. Eyewitnesses said the bomber was a bearded man aged around 20. Seven of the dead were reported to be lawyers.
10 (April 28) 31 people, including five police personnel, were killed and Federal Interior Minister Sherpao and his young son Sikandar Sherpao Khan were among several people wounded in a suicide attack, moments after the minister finished a speech at a public rally in his hometown Charsadda in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The head of the suicide bomber, who had a brown beard and was aged between 30 and 35 years, was found at the site of the blast near Station Koroona in Charsadda, and "he looks like an Afghan," NWFP Inspector General of Police Sharif Virk told reporters.
11 (May 15) Twenty-five people were killed and at least 35 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up on the ground floor of the Marhaba Hotel in Peshawar, capital of the North West Frontier Province. Most of those killed were Afghans, including the restaurant's owner Sadruddin and his two sons, two women and a five year-old child. The attack occurred at approximately 12:50 pm as the restaurant was crowded with customers for lunch. Witnesses and police said that restaurant owner Sadruddin was an Uzbek of Afghan origin and he was a supporter of former Uzbek warlord Abdur Rashid Dostum.
12 (May 28) A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden Land Cruiser into a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle in the Boltonabad area of Bannu district in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), killing two FC personnel, Fareed Hussain and Nametullah, and injuring another, identified as Masood Afsar. The Area Force Commander Muqabil Mahsud said that the FC convoy comprising three vehicles was heading from Tank to Boltonabad to secure the area when it was ambushed. He said the explosive-laden Land Cruiser coming from the opposite direction rammed into the paramilitary vehicle, causing a massive blast while another car driven by militants sped away.
13 (July 4) 11 people, including six security force (SF) personnel, died in a suicide attack on a caravan of SFs in North Waziristan. The caravan of SFs was going to Bannu in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) from Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan. A suicide attacker rammed his explosive-laden car with the caravan near Mir Ali. Four SF personnel and a passer-by child died on the spot while two soldiers and three passers-by succumbed to injuries at a hospital. The suicide attacker also was killed.
14 (July 12) A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the Political Agent's office in the Miranshah area of North Waziristan, killing four people and injuring three others. Political agent Pirzada Khan, who was in the office at the time, is reported to have escaped unhurt.
15 (July 12) A suicide bomber killed three police personnel, Sub-Inspector Taj Maluk and constables Riaz and Islam Gul, by detonating the explosives wrapped around his waist in the Swat district of North West Frontier Province. The suicide attack came moments after a military convoy passed through the area, informed police officer Abdur Rashid Khan. Unconfirmed reports said that there were two suicide bombers.
16 (July 14) At least 24 Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were killed and 27 others injured when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-packed car into their convoy. An unnamed senior administration official said the attack occurred 20-kilometres southeast of Miranshah when a FC convoy was heading towards Miranshah from the Razmak area.
17 (July 15) At least 13 security force personnel and six civilians, including three children, were killed and more than 50 people sustained injuries at Matta in the Swat district of North West Frontier Province (NWFP) when two suicide bombers rammed two cars packed with explosives into an army convoy early in the morning.
18 (July 15) A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Dera Ismail Khan Police Lines in NWFP as candidates took police entrance exams. Police official Safiullah told Daily Times that 26 people were killed, including 12 police personnel and the suicide bomber, and 61 others were wounded.
19 (July 17) Approximately 16 people died and more than 63 were wounded in a suicide bomber attack outside the venue of a lawyers rally in Islamabad. The blast occurred shortly before reinstated Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was to pass through the site to give a speech to lawyers of the Islamabad District Bar Association. The blast occurred within the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) camp and many of the dead, including three women, were activists of the party.
20 (July 17) Four persons, including three soldiers, were killed in a suicide attack at the Kajhri security check-post in North Waziristan.
21 (July 19) At least 22 civilians and seven police officers were killed and approximately 50 people injured in a suicide car bomb attack at the Gadani Bus Stop in the industrial town of Hub in Balochistan. Inspector General of Police Tariq Masood Khosa said "It was a suicide attack that was targeted at Chinese engineers working in Balochistan."
22 (July 19) 15 persons, including a prayer leader and two children, were killed and several people injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during night prayers at a mosque at Pathan Lines Centre in the Kohat Cantonment area of NWFP. Most of the victims were reportedly army officials. Interior Minister Sherpao said, "Indirectly these attacks are a backlash reaction against the Red Mosque."
23 (July 19) Five civilians and two policemen were killed and 35 people injured when a suicide bomber set off his explosives-packed car at the Hangu Police Training College in the NWFP.
24 (July 20) Four persons, including two civilians, were killed and five others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a security check post at Boya near Miranshah in North Waziristan.
25 (July 27) At least 15 people, including eight police personnel, were killed and 53 others wounded, when a suicide bomber struck a group of police personnel in a restaurant following a clash between the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) activists and the police after Friday prayers in Islamabad. The bomber reportedly blew himself up at the Muzaffargarh Nihari House and the Pakwan Centre, some 500 yards away from the Lal Masjid in a busy business centre in a thickly populated area of the capital, at about 5.20 pm. Around 20 personnel of the Punjab Police were sitting in and outside the restaurant at that time. The dead included eight Punjab Police personnel with 16 others injured.
26 (August 3) A suicide blast targeting the family of a government official killed two persons and injured six members of the family in the Gora village of Swat district in the North West Frontier Province.
27 (August 4) Nine persons, including a ten-year old girl, were killed and 43 others wounded when a suicide car bomber triggered an explosion at a busy bus stop near the entry point of Parachinar city in the Kurram Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
28 (August 17) A suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden jeep into a military vehicle near Jandola in South Waziristan, killing himself and wounding five soldiers.
29 (August 18) Two soldiers were killed and two others injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into the Tharkhobi check post in North Waziristan.
30 (August 18) A suicide bomber blew himself up after being cornered by police, injuring a police personnel and a civilian at Bannu in the NWFP.
31 (August 20) Six security force (SF) personnel were killed and 18 persons, including a civilian, were wounded when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a checkpoint on Kurram Road in the Hangu district of NWFP. A woman is reported to have died when SFs opened indiscriminate fire after the incident.
32 (August 24) A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the military convoy near the Qamar Picket built on a roadside hill near the Mir Ali town in North Waziristan, killing five soldiers and injuring 10 others.
33 (August 24) The same convoy, which had come from Bannu in the North West Frontier Province and was on its way to Razmak, was attacked once more when it proceeded further. Another suicide bomber riding a vehicle struck the convoy near Asadkhel village on the road to Razmak, killing two soldiers and injuring two others.
34 (August 26) Four police personnel were killed and two others sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a police van in the mountainous Shangla district of North West Frontier Province.
35 (September 1) Five people, including three security force (SF) personnel, were killed and nine others injured when two suicide bombers rammed their explosives-laden car into a truck of the SFs in the Mamond area of Bajaur Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
36 (September 1) Six soldiers were injured when a suicide bomber targeted a check-post of the troops in the Jandola area of South Waziristan.
37 (September 4) At least 30 people were killed and 70 others wounded in two suicide attacks at Qasim Market and RA Bazaar in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.
38 (September 4) The first suicide bomber targeted a bus that was carrying about 35 employees of a defence agency to their office near the Qasim Market, killing at least 20 people. Soon after, another blast occurred near the RA Bazaar police station, killing 10 more people.
39 (September 11) 19 people were killed and 15 others wounded when a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up near a thickly-populated area of Bannu Choongi in the Dera Ismail Khan district of NWFP. The incident occurred at around 3:10 pm (PST) when police directed a suspected passenger of a pickup on the way to Kech village to come out and offer a body search.
40 (September 22) A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden jeep into a military truck near Tank in the NWFP, killing himself and wounding three soldiers. Eyewitnesses said a military convoy was going from Tank to Jandola in Waziristan when the jeep hit one of the vehicles carrying soldiers near a customs check post.
41 (October 1) A suicide bomber disguised in a woman's burqa (veil) blew himself up at a busy police check-post in Bannu in the North West Frontier Province killing at least 16 people, including four police personnel, and wounding 29 people.
42 (October 18) A suicide bombing in a crowd welcoming former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto killed 143 persons and injured approximately 550 others in Karachi. Two explosions struck near a truck carrying Benazir, but she was not injured and was hurried to her house. The two explosions occurred a minute apart shortly after midnight near Karsaz bridge close to the vehicle Benazir Bhutto was traveling in, at the head of a procession of hundreds of thousands of PPP supporters who had flooded the streets of Karachi to welcome their leader on her return from eight years in self-imposed exile.
43 (October 25) 18 soldiers and two civilians died and 35 others, including nine civilians, were injured in a bomb blast aimed at a vehicle carrying Frontier Constabulary personnel at Nawan Killi in the Swat district of the North West Frontier Province.
44 (October 30) A suicide bomber killed eight people, including three police personnel, and injured at least 18 others, including 14 police personnel, when he blew himself up at a police picket near district courts in the cantonment area of Rawalpindi. President Pervez Musharraf had reportedly been meeting governors and chief ministers at Camp Office less than a kilometer away from the incident site. The fortified army posts at the checkpoint and the nearby gate to the residence of Joint Chief of Army Staff Chairman General Tariq Majid were reportedly scarred with shrapnel and spattered with blood.
45 (November 1) A suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) bus, killing seven officers of the PAF and three civilians on the Faisalabad Road in Sargodha in Punjab province. At least 28 people were wounded in the attack. The bus was reportedly carrying PAF staff from the Mushaf Mir Airbase to Kirana Ammunition Depot when the bomber targeted the bus at approximately 6.45a.m.
46 (November 9) Three persons are killed and two others, including a former provincial minister, are injured when a suicide bomber blows himself up in the house of Federal Minister for Political Affairs Amir Muqam in Peshawar, capital of the NWFP. The blast occurs at around 3.45pm (PST) when the minister was having a meeting with some of his associates at his home in Hayatabad. Muqam, who is also provincial president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, escaped unhurt.
47 (November 24) Two suicide bombers simultaneously targeted military personnel and installations at two different places in Rawalpindi, claiming over 32 lives and wounding 55 others. In the first attack that occurred at 7.55 am (PST), the suicide bomber while trying to enter the Hamza Camp, the main office of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), from the out-gate hit the staff bus of the agency. The blast, which occurred 200 metres from Faizabad at the Murree Road, killed over 30 personnel on the bus and among the guards standing at the main gate. At the same time near the GHQ, another suicide bomber blew up his car after hitting an Army check-post when he was intercepted while trying to infiltrate into the high security zone. Two Army personnel were killed while one was injured in the second attack.
48 (December 4) In the first such attack of its kind, a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a high security zone in Peshawar, capital of the North West Frontier Province. Except for the suicide bomber, who was said to be in her mid-30s, no other casualty was reported in the blast. The offices of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) are located in the maximum-security Peshawar Cantonment area. Peshawar police chief Tanveerul Haq Sipra said the bomber blew herself up when she was stopped at a military check-post on the Babar Road, adding, "From her body parts, we have confirmed the gender of the bomber. She seems to be an Afghan and around 34 years of age."
49 (December 9) Three police personnel and seven civilians, including two children, were killed and a child was wounded in a car bombing in the Swat district of NWFP. The suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden jeep when he was stopped at the Ningolai check-post in Kabal sub-division at around 11.15am. According to a bomb disposal official, about 10kg to 15kg of explosives were used in the blast.
50 (December 10) Eight persons, including five schoolchildren, were injured when a suicide bomber exploded his car targeting a Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) bus carrying air force employees’ children at a military base at Kamra about 50 kilometers northwest of Islamabad. "A suicide bomber exploded his white car on the outskirts of the PAC factories on the Qutba-Attock Road on Monday at 7.30am near a PAC school bus carrying children to schools in Attock City," said the Pakistan Air Force, adding that the bomber was alone in the car and he died immediately after the explosion.
51 (December 13) Two suicide bombings near an army check-post in Quetta, capital of Balochistan, killed seven people, including three personnel of the Pakistan Army, military spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad said. An official at the Inter-Services Public Relations said three of the dead were soldiers, while the remaining four were civilians.
52 (December 15) A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden bicycle into a military check-post, killing five persons and injuring 11 others in Nowshera in the North West Frontier Province. The District Police Officer Mubarak Zeb said that six people, including the bicycle-borne suicide bomber, were killed as he detonated himself at the entrance of the Army Supply Corps centre.
53 (December 17) At least 12 army recruits were killed and two wounded in a suicide attack near the Army Public College in the heart of the Kohat cantonment area in North West Frontier Province. The recruits were returning to their barracks after the morning exercise when a boy aged 15 to 17 years rushed towards them and blew himself up. Ten recruits were killed on the spot and two others died later in hospital.
54 (December 21) At least 60 persons were killed and more than 100 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the midst of worshippers offering Id-ul-Adha (festival of sacrifice) prayers at the Markazi Jamia Masjid Sherpao in Charsadda, 20-km from Peshawar in the NWFP. The apparent target was Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, the Interior Minister in the just-dissolved government, who was among the worshippers. The former Minister, however, escaped unhurt in the attack, but his son Mustafa was among the wounded. The mosque is located next to the former Minister's home and was packed with more than 1,000 worshippers at the time of the attack.
55 (December 23) Nine civilians and four security force personnel were killed and more than 25 persons wounded in a suicide attack on a military convoy in Mingora in the Swat district of NWFP. The convoy was returning after carrying out counter-insurgency operations in the various areas of Khwazakhela and Charbagh in Swat district when it was attacked.
56 (December 27) Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairperson, was assassinated in a gun and suicide attack as she drove away from a campaign rally just minutes after addressing thousands of supporters at Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi. 30 more people were killed and over 100 others wounded when a suicide attacker riding on a motorbike blew himself up after firing at Benazir who was waving to her supporters from her vehicle's sun roof. Witnesses said three gun shots were heard before the suicide blast near her Black Lexus bullet-proof vehicle.
1 (January 7) A suicide bomber blew himself up in an explosive-laden vehicle near a military base camp at Kabal in the Swat district of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), injuring 10 people, including eight soldiers. The suicide bomber was driving a single-cabin pick-up, which exploded at 11.15am in front of the gate of the Frontier Golf Club, a military base camp. The blast destroyed the building of a technical institute and partially damaged the buildings of the Iqra Academy.
2 (January 10) At least 24 people, including 17 policemen, were killed and 80 others injured in a suicide bomb blast outside the Lahore High Court, minutes before the arrival of an anti-government lawyers' procession. The blast ripped through GPO Chowk in front of the Lahore High Court as the suicide bomber walked up to the about 60 riot police - who had gathered there ahead of a protest by lawyers against President Pervez Musharraf's government - and blew himself up. About 200 lawyers were inside the High Court at the time of the blast, and others were marching from a nearby district court.
3 (January 17) At least 12 persons were killed and 25 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in an imambargah (congregation hall for Shia rituals) in Peshawar, capital of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). Police said that the teenage bomber blew himself at the crowded Mirza Qasim Baig Imambargah in the Mohalla Janghi area at around 6.55pm (PST).
4 (January 23) A man was killed and another injured after a suicide bomber blew himself up near a police check-post at the confluence of Khyber Agency and Peshawar. Assistant Political Agent Jamrud Rasool Khan told reporters that the attacker was apparently targeting the police check-post near the Karkhano market. However the explosion occurred before he got closer to the check-post. A man who was standing near the blast site was killed while a truck driver was injured.
5 (February 1) At least six persons, including five security personnel, were killed and eight others were injured when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a security check post at Kajhori near Miranshah in North Waziristan.
6 (February 4) At least ten persons were killed and about 10 others were wounded when a suicide bomber crashed his bike into an armed forces bus carrying students and officials of Army Medical College, near the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi. An eyewitness said the suicide bomber hit the 30-seater bus in front of National Logistic Cell offices close to the GHQ, blowing away the roof, windows and doors of the bus. Several other vehicles were also damaged. A van carrying schoolchildren was also partially damaged, but the children remained unhurt.
7 (February 9) 27 people were killed and over 30 injured in a suicide attack on an election rally at Nakai near Charsadda town in the NWFP. Senior Awami National Party leader Afrasiab Khattak, who was addressing the gathering, escaped unhurt. The Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz Khan said, "I have been told that most probably it was a suicide attack."
8 (February 11) At least 10 people were killed and 13 others sustained injuries when a teenaged suicide bomber blew himself up amidst a gathering of the Awami National Party (ANP) and tribal Lashkar (force) at Mirali in North Waziristan. President of the North Waziristan chapter of the ANP, Haji Anwar Shah, was among the dead.
9 (February 16) A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the election office of an independent candidate in Parachinar city of FATA, killing at least 47 persons, including six children, and injuring 109 others. According to eyewitness, the bomber hit the election office of independent candidate for NA-37 Kurram Agency, Syed Riaz Hussain Shah, where a large number of people had gathered.
10 (February 25) A suicide bomber killed eight people, including the Pakistan Army's surgeon general, in Rawalpindi - the highest-ranking military official killed since the country joined the US-led war on terror. Lieutenant General Mushtaq Baig, surgeon general and Director-General of the army's Medical Services, died after a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up next to a military convoy on a busy road in Rawalpindi. Five civilians were also killed, while 25 others were injured, an army statement said.
11 (February 29) 40 people were killed and more than 75 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the funeral prayers of the slain Deputy Superintendent of Police (Lakki Marwat), Javed Iqbal Khan, in the Mingora city of Swat district in NWFP. Among the dead were a son of the deceased police officer, Ghazan Khan, and the Station House Officer of Mingora police station Habib Jamal. Deputy Superintendent of Police Javed Iqbal had earlier died in a bomb blast in the morning along with three other policemen in the southern Lakki Marwat district.
12 (March 1) Two persons were killed and 23 others, including eight security force personnel, injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a security forces vehicle in the Jardar area of Bajaur Agency in FATA. The dead included a civilian and a Bajaur Levies trooper.
13 (March 2) 42 people were killed and at least 58 others were wounded in a suicide bombing at a tribal peace jirga (council) near the Zarghunkhel check-post in Darra Adam Khel in NWFP. The council of Zarghunkhel, Akhurwal, Sheraki, Bostikhel and Toor Chapper tribes had been convened to discuss the formation of a Lashkar (army) to drive militants out of the area. A severed head was reportedly found at the site and officials believed it was that of the bomber. Some people identified the teenager as a youth from the Sheraki area of Darra Adam Khel.
14 (March 4) Eight persons were killed and 24 others sustained injuries when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in the parking area of the Pakistan Navy War College in Lahore. The incident occurred at around 1:10 pm (PST) when classes in the Pakistan Navy War College were in progress. Eyewitnesses and police officials said five Navy officials and two suicide bombers died on the spot while one Navy official succumbed to injuries at a hospital.
15 (March 11) At least 30 people were killed and more than 200 sustained injuries in suicide blasts at the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) headquarters and an advertising agency office in Lahore. The first attack was carried out at the FIA regional headquarters on Temple Road, severely damaging the eight-storey establishment and adjacent buildings. The building also housed the offices of a special US-trained unit created to counter terrorism. The second attack was carried out on Bungalow No 83/F in Model Town – the office of an advertising agency. Two children and a gardener died in the bombing and about 12 people were injured. The advertising agency is located near Bilawal House, office of the Pakistan People’s Party.
16 (March 17) Two policemen, Toor Gul and Aanayatur Rehman, were killed and five others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself in the police barracks in Mingora in the Swat district of NWFP. District Police Officer Waqif Khan said that a young man posing as a recruit and holding a police uniform entered the barracks at Mingora Police Line and subsequently approached the wireless room and blew himself up.
17 (March 20) A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a military vehicle in front of the brigade headquarters at Zari Noor in South Waziristan, killing five soldiers and injuring 11 others.
18 (May 1) A suicide bomber blew himself up in a madrassa (seminary) in the Khyber Agency of FATA injuring at least 18 people in an apparent attempt to assassinate Haji Namdar, the head of a religio-militant organisation Amar Bil Maroof Wa Nahi Anil Munkar (Promotion of Virtue and Suppression of Vice).
19 (May 6) A suicide bomber blew himself up at a checkpoint in Bannu in the NWFP, killing a police constable and two civilians and injuring 12 persons, including four army soldiers and four policemen.
20 (May 9) Three policemen were injured after a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into Mingora Police Station in the Swat district of NWFP.
21 (May 18) 13 persons, including five soldiers, were killed and 23 others, including 11 soldiers, sustained injuries in a suicide attack at the Punjab Regiment Centre market in the Cantonment area of Mardan in the NWFP.
22 (June 2) A suspected suicide bomber blew up his car outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad, killing at least eight persons and injuring 30 others. The Danish Foreign minister said a Pakistani cleaner employed at the embassy and a Danish citizen of Pakistani origin had died and three other local employees were hurt, but the embassy’s four Danish staffers were unharmed.
23 (July 6) 20 persons, including 15 policemen, were killed and more than 40 persons wounded in a suicide attack near the Melody Market area of capital Islamabad. The suicide bomber targeted policemen deployed at a rally observing the first year anniversary of an army raid on the Lal Masjid (Red mosque) in Islamabad.
24 (July 13) Four persons were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up soon after the concluding session of the Shuhada-e-Islam Conference in Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP. Eyewitnesses and the police said the participants of the Shuhada-e-Islam Conference of the Shias, held in Kotly Imam Hussain, were returning to their homes when a suicide bomber, aged about 16, blew himself up.
25 (August 13) A suicide blast in Lahore killed at least nine persons and injured more than 35, targeting policemen standing guard on the eve of the Independence Day. The attack took place at the busy Dubai Chowk in the Allama Iqbal Town area at about 11:34pm, as citizens poured into the streets before midnight to celebrate the 61st anniversary of Pakistan’s independence, which falls on August 14. Among the dead were two policemen and a woman.
26 (August 19) 32 persons, including seven policemen, 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 in the NWFP. The attack was carried out when a large number of people had gathered there to protest against the murder of the local Shia leader Basit Ali earlier in the day.
27 (August 21) Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gates of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories (POF) in the high security cantonment town of Wah, around 30 kilometers from capital Islamabad, killing at least 70 persons in what was described as the deadliest attack on a military installation in the country’s history. The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack. The POF at Wah is a cluster of about 20 industrial units producing artillery, tank and anti-aircraft ammunition for the Pakistani armed forces. It employs around 25,000 to 30,000 workers.
28 (August 23) A suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden jeep into the Charbagh police station of the NWFP at 7.45am (PST), killing four policemen and three civilians. 20 others were wounded. About 100kg of explosives were reportedly used in the attack.
29 (August 29) Five persons were killed and 44 others, including 35 SF personnel, were wounded when an explosives-laden vehicle blew up after its driver was shot dead by the paramilitary Frontier Corps soldiers in the Darra Adamkhel town. According to official sources, the vehicle being driven by a would-be suicide bomber was on its way to hit the Orakzai Scouts check-post near Pakistan-Japan Friendship Tunnel at Darra Adamkhel.
30 (September 6) At least 39 persons, including seven policemen, were killed and more than 70 injured when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a security checkpoint in the outskirts of Peshawar.
31 (September 16) A suicide bomber and Taliban militants attacked a security check post in the Kabal tehsil of Swat in the NWFP killing three soldiers.
32 (September 18) Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up in the Upper Dir town of NWFP after residents foiled their attempt to take 300 schoolchildren hostage.
33 (September 20) A suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives at the Marriott Hotel in capital Islamabad, killing at least 60 people. At least 200 people, including a Pakistan Peoples Party legislator, were injured in the explosion, which ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered a huge blaze. A US national was killed and several foreigners were injured Malik. Police arrested a 14-year-old suspect outside the hotel. A group calling itself Fedayeen-i-Islam claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on the Marriott hotel in Islamabad. According to TV channels, a spokesman for the group told Al Arabiya TV in Islamabad on phone about its involvement in September 20 bomb blast. It could not be ascertained if the group had any link with al Qaeda or Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
34 (September 22) Nine security force personnel were killed and two other injured in a suicide car-bomb attack on a check post in Swat in the NWFP. A suspected Taliban militant rammed his explosives-laden car into a small roadside check post in Madyan town in Swat.
35 (September 24) A teenaged female student, Shahida, was killed and 22 others were injured in a suicide blast targeting a Frontier Corps (FC) convoy in the Quetta cantonment area of the Balochistan. It was a suicide bomb. A young man aged 22 to 24 years with light beard, set off his explosives near a convoy of FC vans. 13 FC personnel were injured in the attack. The blast that occurred in front of the Pakistan Army-maintained Askari Petrol Pump and Askari Park damaged two FC vans. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.
36 (September 26) Three would-be suicide bombers, suspected to be cadres of the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), were killed along with a handcuffed hostage when one of the bombers blew himself up following a police raid on a house in Karachi.
37 (October 2) A suicide bomber blew himself up as he tried to enter a house owned by the Awami National Party (ANP) chief, Asfandyar Wali Khan, in the NWFP, killing four. Khan, the chairman of the Pakistani parliament's foreign relations committee, however, escaped unhurt in the attack. The incident took place in the town of Charsadda outside a hujra (guest house) belonging to Khan, a member of ruling coalition.
38 (October 6) A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of people at the house of Rashid Akbar Niwani, a Shia Member of National Assembly from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), in Bhakkar, 260-km southwest of Islamabad in Punjab, killing 25 people and wounding 60 others, including Niwani.
39 (October 9) A suspected suicide car bombing destroyed part of an Anti-Terror Squad building and wounded at least six policemen in the heavily guarded Police Lines area in Islamabad. Security officials found a letter from the TTP at the explosion site, signed by its commander Waliur Rehman on a Jaish-e-Islami letter pad. Written in Pashto language, the letter seeks permission from an undisclosed authority to launch an attack on the Anti-Terror Squad saying the plan of action had been finalised.
40 (October 9) A suspected suicide attacker missed his target of approaching oil tankers that ostensibly supply to the international forces in Afghanistan, near the Michni post in Landi Kotal. Nearby trucks, however, were damaged.
41 (October 10) At least 85 persons were killed and around 200 others wounded when a suicide bomber in an explosives-laden vehicle set off an explosion in an anti-Taliban jirga of the Ali Khel tribe in the Khadezai area of Upper Orakzai Agency in the FATA.
42 (October 16) A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into the Mingora Police Station in Swat in the NWFP, killing four security personnel and destroying the building. Nearby offices of newspapers and a TV channel were damaged in the earlier firing. Most of the 27 people injured were security forces and police, though two civilian bystanders were also injured.
43 (October 26) At least 11 people, seven of them Frontier Corps personnel and three Khasadars, were killed and five injured in a suicide attack in the Mohmand Agency of FATA. The channel quoted sources as saying that a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into the Naqi check post, killing the 10 SF personnel and a technician. Talking to the channel, Mohmand Agency Assistant Political Agent Saeed Ahmad Jan, however, denied that anybody had died, saying that the attack had only injured nine SF personnel.
44 (October 29) Nine soldiers and five civilians were injured when a suicide bomber exploded his explosives-laden Land Cruiser jeep at a military check post in the Cantonment area of Bannu district in the NWFP. District Police Officer (DPO), Muhammad Alam Shinwari, told Daily Times over telephone that 14 people, including nine soldiers, were wounded in the suicide attack, which occurred at 2:15pm (PST) at the check post near the Combined Military Hospital. He said the blast occurred in the Cantonment that houses government offices, residential facilities and military installations. "We (police) had no information about where the vehicle came from," the Bannu DPO said, adding, the jeep used in the attack was completely destroyed and only the bomber's hair were collected from the site. He said a woman was also among the injured.
45 (October 31) A suicide bomber killed nine persons and injured 21 in an attack on police in Mardan of NWFP. The suicide bomber attacked the police squad of Mardan DIG Akhtar Ali Shah outside his office at 1:30 pm, police said, adding that five among the dead and three among the injured were policemen. "The attacker blew himself up close to the escort when my guards tried to stop him from entering the office premises," Shah said. "I was the target but such attacks cannot stop us from doing our duty," said Shah. Police said a severed head, apparently that of the suicide bomber, was recovered from the explosion site.
46 (November 2) A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint near the main gate of the Zalai Fort in South Waziristan FATA, killing eight paramilitary troopers. Four persons were also wounded in the attack. The Zalai Fort was reportedly located 20 kilometres outside Wana, the headquarters of South Waziristan Agency. The troops were washing their vehicles when the suicide attacker came, two intelligence officials said. They described the explosion as 'large' and said it destroyed the checkpoint and damaged the front wall of the fort.
47 (November 4) At least seven persons, including three SF officials, were killed and six others injured in a suicide attack on a SF check post in the Hangu district of NWFP. The Hangu DSP told that the attack took place in the Doaba area of the district when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a military check post at around 9:30am (PST). Police officials said that head of the suicide bomber, aged between 20 and 22 years, has been recovered. They said around 40-kilogrammes of explosives were used in the blast.
48 (November 6) 22 tribesmen were killed and 45 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Salarzai jirga in the Bajaur Agency of FATA. The blast targeted a lashkar in the Batmalani, about 40-kilometres northeast of agency headquarters Khar. "Two to three hundred members of the lashkar were finalising their strategy after demolishing houses of Taliban when the blast occurred," said local police official Fazal-e-Rabi. Malik Rahimullah, a tribal elder, said the explosion occurred as soon as armed contingents began to move. Among the dead were lashkar head Malak Fazal Karim and his aides Malak Wazir Khan and Malak Sakhi. Officials initially said it appeared that a remote-controlled bomb was used, but later said body parts of an apparent suicide bomber were found. Later previously unheard-of 'Karwan-e-Nematullah' claimed responsibility for the attack.
49 (November 6) Two FC personnel were killed when a suicide bomber ploughed his explosives-laden car into a FC camp in the Mingora area of NWFP. The bodies of two dead and 11 wounded have arrived at the hospital. The dead are Frontier Corps soldiers, Khaista Rehman, a local police official in Mingora. The police said earlier the attacker infiltrated the gathering of several hundred FC soldiers, which was followed by an assault by Taliban fighters.
50 (November 11) A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar on November 11, killing four people, including a policeman and three civilians. 13 more persons were wounded. Investigations Senior Superintendent of Police Ghulam Muhammad said seven or eight kilogrammes of explosives were used in the attack. Human limbs and a hand - apparently of the suicide bomber were seen on the site. Nearby cars were also damaged. The bomber is believed to be young man of around 20 years and had explosives strapped to his body, bomb disposal officer Hukam Khan said.
51 (November 12) Five persons including four SF personnel were killed as a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-filled bus into the gates of the Subhan Khaur village school in NWFP's Charsadda district. Two other civilians were killed as troops opened retaliatory fire. The school was being used by the SFs for carrying out operations against the Taliban and hence, there were no children in the school. Fifteen people including soldiers and civilians were injured. Subhan Khaur borders the restive Mohmand Agency.
52 (November 17) Ten persons, including four soldiers, were killed and 17 others were wounded in a suicide blast in the Khawazakhela area of Swat in the NWFP. A military statement said the suicide bomber struck the security forces'' check post in an explosives-packed vehicle at 11:15 a.m. near Gashkor. The bomber is believed to be a teenager. Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan claimed responsibility for the attack, adding attacks against SFs would continue if the military operation in Swat continued.
53 (November 20) The chief of a tribal Lashkar (militia) and eight other persons were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in the Badan village of Bajaur Agency of FATA. Eyewitnesses said the bomber succeeded in entering the mosque on the premises of the house of one Malak Rehmatullah during Maghrib prayers. Rehmatullah, a tribal chieftain and head of the Mamond militia, and eight of his close relatives, including a nephew, were killed.
54 (November 28) At least seven people, including a policeman, were killed and 16 others, including four policemen, sustained injuries when a suicide bomber targeted a police patrol vehicle in Bannu district. Local sources told that a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a police car patrolling the streets near Tarezi Chowk on the main Bannu-Kohat road.
55 (December 1) 11 civilians were killed and 66 persons, including two soldiers, injured when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden mini-truck into the Sangota checkpoint in the Swat valley of NWFP. The suicide blast brought the roof of a nearby house down, leaving a woman dead. All the dead were civilians waiting at the checkpoint.
56 (December 3) Five people, including three SF personnel, were killed and six others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed his auto rickshaw into a vehicle of the SFs at Pir Qala area of Shabqadar tehsil (revenue division) in the Charsadda district of NWFP.
57 (December 5) Six persons were killed and eight others sustained injuries when an explosives-laden vehicle blew up in the Kalaia area of Lower Orakzai Agency. Officials said the suicide bomber was attempting to target a local fair, but the vehicle blew up before reaching the site when a petrol station’s guards started firing at it. Orakzai Political Agent Kamran Zaib told that six people were killed and eight injured in the explosion, but local sources put the death toll at 10, and said 15 people were injured.
58 (December 9) A child was killed and four others were injured in a premature suicide blast in the Nari Oba area of Buner District in NWFP. Sources said a congregation of Eid prayers, to be performed at 9 am, in Dagger village was the apparent target of the attack, but the suicide jacket exploded 25 meters away from the Eidgah (open-air mosque), killing a child, Zahid Hussain, and the suicide bomber. Four others Shakeela (6), Stooria (9), Saifullah (8) and Muhammad Hussain (7) were wounded.
59 (December 28) 43 persons were killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near a polling station in a Government school in the Buner District of NWFP. 16 persons were injured in the blast believed to have been carried out to disrupt the by-election for a National Assembly seat. "It was apparently a suicide attack," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Arsala Khan, said, adding the bomber detonated his explosive-laden car parked near camps set up by different parties in front of the school in Shalbandi village, 5kms from the District headquarters of Daggar. The front wall of the school and an adjoining market and were destroyed and a mosque and several houses were damaged. Police said two Policemen, a volunteer and five children were among the victims. According to witnesses, the bomber was about 18 years old.
1 (January 4) Ten persons, including four Policemen, were killed and 27 others injured in two bomb blasts near the Polytechnic College in Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP. Sources said an explosive device, planted by militants near the main gate of the Polytechnic College, went off at 7:07 pm, injuring four persons. Eyewitnesses said soon after the blast, Police personnel and people rushed to the spot. As a large number of Policemen and people gathered at the site, a 16-year-old suicide bomber forced his entry into the crowd and blew himself up, killing 10 persons, including four Policemen, and injuring 21 others.
2 (January 4) A suicide bomber was killed while two people sustained injuries near a check-post in Officers’ Colony in Bannu in the NWFP. The suicide bomber blew himself up in an attempt to target a check-post but could not succeed as the bomb exploded before he could reach his target.
3 (January 23) Two SF personnel were killed in a suicide attack near Mingora town in the Swat District of NWFP. A car laden with explosives blew up near the Fizagat check-post, killing two SF personnel and injuring 22 others. Troops had signaled the suspicious vehicle to stop and also fired on it, but it accelerated and hit the post.
4 (February 5) 32 persons were killed and 48 others wounded when a suspected suicide bomber blew himself amidst a crowd of Shia worshippers outside a mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan in the Punjab province. Police said the blast targeted dozens of people converging on the Al Hussainia Mosque after dark, shortly before a religious gathering. Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, Police blamed sectarian extremists for the incident. "Ninety-nine percent it looks like a suicide attack… The explosion occurred just 50 feet short of the mosque. It is a terrorist attack aimed at Shias to create unrest," said Shaukat Javed, the Inspector General of Punjab Police.
5 (February 5) A suicide attacker detonated an explosive-laden car near a Police station in the Mingora town of Swat District, injuring a dozen officers and destroying part of the building, said Dilawar Khan Bangash, the Police chief. Bangash said militants also fired three rockets before the attack and one damaged a nearby hotel.
6 (February 6) A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a trailer carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan and injured seven persons in the Tedi Bazaar area of Jamrud sub-division. Eyewitnesses told that the bomber was heading for Landikotal when the troops signaled him to stop. They said that he rammed his car into the trailer instead of stopping. Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar claimed responsibility for the attack. "It was our man who martyred himself in Jamrud… We warned the government to stop military operations in Khyber, Swat and other tribal areas, otherwise we will completely shut down the NATO supply line… We have shown that we can do that," Omar said.
7 (February 9) At least 18 Frontier Corps personnel were injured in a suicide attack on the Baran Pul check-post of the Frontier Reserve Police (FRP) in the jurisdiction of Bakkakhel police station in Bannu District of NWFP. A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden mini truck reportedly hit the building of the FRP check-post at Baran Pul, injuring 18 FC soldiers.
8 (February 20) 32 persons were killed and 145 others injured when a suicide bomber exploded himself in the funeral procession of a slain employee of the Tehsil Municipal Administration near the busy Shubra Square in Dera Ismail Khan in NWFP. Sources said the funeral procession of local Shia community leader Sher Zaman alias Shera, who was killed in firing by unidentified persons on February 19, was heading towards Kotly Imam Hussain for his Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayer) and burial when a suicide bomber ran into the mourners and blew himself up.
9 (February 21) Two suicide bombers were killed when their explosives-laden car blew up before hitting its intended target in the Lakki town of Bannu District in the NWFP. The bombers intended to ram the vehicle into a Police post but it exploded a few metres short of its target, Police officer Muhammad Habibullah said. "We have found body parts of two bombers from the blown up vehicle," the officer told, adding, there were no Police casualties.
10 (February 23) A Police guard was killed when he flung himself onto a suicide bomber to prevent him from entering a compound in Bannu. The attacker was trying to enter the compound, where judges and senior police officials live and work, when the guard intercepted him. "The suicide bomber tried to enter the compound. Then the police guard saw him, grabbed him and he exploded himself," local Police official Ghafar Ali told by telephone. Two other police guards were wounded in the attack.
11 (March 2) Six people were killed and several others, mostly students, sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a madrassa (seminary) in Kili Karbala in the Pishin District of Balochistan. The Jamaat-Ulema-i-Islam (Fazlur Rehman faction JUI-F) provincial chief Maulana Muhammad Khan Shirani, the Balochistan Assembly Deputy Speaker Syed Matiullah Agha and provincial ministers belonging to the party were attending a ceremony at the seminary when a 15-year-old boy blew himself up in front of the stage. However, all the JUI-F leadership escaped unhurt. District Police Officer Akbar Raisani confirmed the incident saying that the blast had occurred at a girls’ madrassa in Kili Karbala, where Shirani was scheduled to address the school’s convocation. According to eyewitnesses, two men had come to the seminary for the bombing but one of them escaped immediately after the first explosion.
12 (March 11) The NWFP Senior Minister and Awami National Party leader Bashir Ahmad Bilour survived an assassination attempt that left six persons, including two suspected suicide attackers, dead in Namak Mandi in the provincial capital Peshawar. Four persons, including a young girl, were wounded in the firing, grenade attack and suicide blast. "Bilour and others were coming back after opening a road project when a young man, followed by another, rushed towards him while loudly reciting Allaho Akbar. A security official pushed the attacker back after explosives around his vest did not go off despite his repeated attempts," said an eyewitness. A nearby shopkeeper said the attacker fell on the ground after which one of them lobbed a grenade at the crowd. Police, he added, also opened fire. A vendor, Tehmash, was killed while constable Himayatullah, a trader, Khalilur Rahman, and a six-year-old were injured in the incident. Even as the attackers managed to flee the Security Force personnel continued to chase them until the attackers forced their entry into the house of an auto-mechanic located around 500 meters from the earlier spot. Police besieged the house and "As the terrorists failed to find any way out, they triggered the explosives around the vest of one of them, killing the two attackers and three members of the family that owned the house," a Police official said.
13 (March 16) 15 people were killed and 25 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a busy bus stand at Pirwadhai in Rawalpindi. Sources quoting investigators said the original target of the bomber could have been the participants of the ‘long march’, of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif which was scheduled to pass through the area. Regional Police Officer Nasir Durrani, however, told the media that it would be premature to decide whether the bomber’s original target was the ‘long march’. "The suicide bomber blew himself up on a motorbike outside a restaurant, which was set up close to the cab stand," said Durrani.
14 (March 23) A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of the headquarters of the Special Branch (SB), an intelligence agency of the Federal Capital Police, in Sitara Market in Islamabad, killing himself and a Policeman. Two Police officials were wounded in the attack. Over 120 personnel of the Special Branch reside on the premises of the SB headquarters and most of them were present in their barracks, said an SB official. Police Constable Faisal Khan, deployed at the main gate of the headquarters, reportedly got hold of the suicide bomber when he was advancing towards the barracks. The bomber detonated the bomb, killing both of them. "The bomber wanted to hit the residential rooms of the SB personnel," an unnamed officer said.
15 (March 26) 12 persons, including a woman, were killed and 22 others sustained injuries when a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up outside a crowded restaurant in the Jandola bazaar of Tank District in NWFP. A pro-government group of Bhittani tribesmen, led by Haji Turkistan, is believed to have been the target of the suicide attacker. Eyewitnesses told from Jandola - the gateway to South Waziristan - that a young boy blew himself up outside the crowded restaurant in the bazaar. The bazaar is located in front of heavily guarded British-era fort, currently inhabited by the Frontier Corps and the Army. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. "The TTP claims responsibility for the suicide attack in Jandola," spokesman Maulvi Omar said in a telephone call from an unknown place to reporters in Bajaur. He called the suicide attack a revenge for the clashes in 2008. "Turkistan Bitani's fighters killed 35 of our people last year, and we killed his people today in the suicide attack," Omar added.
16 (March 27) 83 persons, including 16 Security Force personnel, were killed and over 100 injured in a suicide attack on a mosque at Peshawar-Torkham Highway in the Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency in FATA during the Friday congregation. The huge explosion reduced the single-storey roadside mosque to rubble. Witnesses said they heard a huge explosion just as the Imam (prayer leader) concluded his Friday sermon and the people stood up for the Friday prayer. The dead included the prayer leader, his brother, four personnel of the Frontier Corps and 12 Khassadars (tribal police). The others were tribesmen belonging to the nearby villages, Pakistani and Afghan civilians traveling between Peshawar and Torkham, and drivers and conductors of trucks carrying goods to neighbouring Afghanistan.
17 (March 30) Seven persons, including five Army soldiers, were killed and nine others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden car into a military convoy near a filling station on the Bannu-Miranshah Road. The dead also included an Assistant Engineer of Radio Pakistan Razmak station, Basharat Afridi, and a lady travelling in a passenger coach. However, military spokesman and ISPR Director-General Major General Athar Abbas said the explosion was caused by an improvised explosive device planted in a roadside car.
18 (April 2) A would-be suicide bomber shot himself dead before hitting his target i.e. the funeral prayers for slain Police official Fateh Rehman in the Haryan Kot area of Dargai sub-division in NWFP. Five Police personnel, including Station House Officer Fateh Rehman, were killed in a rocket and rifle attack on a Police mobile van by militants near Jitkot village in Upper Dir District on April 1. Sources said the bomber abandoned a bag full of explosives and his suicide vest and hurled two hand-grenades at the people before fleeing. However, the hand-grenades did not explode and he shot himself on the spot with a pistol. The villagers found a national identity card with the body identifying him as Irshadul Haq, son of Niaz Muhammad, of Targhao area in Bajaur Agency.
19 (April 4) Eight Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were killed, and seven others injured, when a suicide bomber blew himself up at an FC check post on the Margala Road in national capital Islamabad. The blast, which took place at 7:35pm, was followed by an exchange of fire between FC personnel and unidentified accomplices of the suicide attacker. The crossfire continued for around 20 minutes, an eyewitness told. However, Police denied any exchange of fire, saying security officials had been firing in the air to scare away other attackers.
20 (April 4) Seven civilians, including two schoolchildren, and a soldier were killed when a suicide attacker blew up his explosives-laden vehicle after being intercepted near a security check post and an approaching military convoy at Miranshah in the North Waziristan Agency of FATA. "Five private cars were also damaged in the suicide attack. Security forces opened fire in all directions, pre-empting a possible follow-up attack by the insurgents," said a doctor at the nearby state-run hospital. 12 schoolchildren and six soldiers were among 39 persons injured in the suicide attack.
21 (April 5) A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of an Imambargah (Shia place of worship) at Chakwal in Punjab province, killing 24 people, including three children, and injuring 140 others, at a religious gathering. The target was the gathering of about 800 people, who were attending a Majlis-e-Aza (a gathering to mourn Imam Hussain) at an Imambargah in Muhallah Sarpak. The Majlis ended at 12:15 pm and the people were preparing to leave the Imambargah when a 15-year old boy, who looked to be an Afghan, stormed into the crowd and blew himself up after private security guards tried to stop him. The Inspector General of Police Shaukat Javed confirmed that the suicide attacker was a single person and said the incident was the continuity of the recent wave of terrorist attacks. He also said the suicide bomber appeared to be a 15-year-old boy whose legs and head, with damage to the face, had been found at the blast site.
22 (April 15) 18 persons, including nine Policemen, were killed and five others injured when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the Harichand Police Post in Charsadda District. The NWFP Inspector General of Police, Malik Naveed, said Police wanted to stop the suicide bomber’s speeding car and fired at it, but it had reached close to them by the time the explosives went off. The blast also left a crater about three metres wide, damaged windows in nearby buildings and severed power cables, plunging the area into darkness.
23 (April 18) 27 SF personnel were killed and 55 others injured in a suicide attack on a security check post in the Doaba area of Hangu District in NWFP. Locals told that the attack on the checkpoint, about 45 kilometres southwest of Hangu, took place at around 4:15pm (PST) when SF personnel were visiting the area for the inspection. Two Police vehicles were passing by the check post when the suicide bomber driving a double-cabin pickup rammed the vehicle into the structure, they said. The explosion destroyed the check post, adjacent building housing troops and Police, and eight SF’s vehicles.
24 (May 1) Military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas informed the media that two Frontier Corps personnel were killed when a suicide bomber blew up a booby-trapped house in the Buner District of NWFP.
25 (May 4) A suicide car bomber killed four SF personnel and wounded eight persons in the outskirts of Peshawar, the NWFP capital. Police sources said the attacker rammed his car into a vehicle carrying SFs.
26 (May 5) Seven people, including two children and a Frontier Corps soldier, were killed and 48 others sustained injuries an explosives-laden car rammed into a pick-up near a check-post on the Bara road near Peshawar in NWFP. The Bara Qadeem check-post was manned by the Police and Frontier Constabulary. Eyewitnesses said the car on a suicide mission was following a Frontier Corps pick-up from Bara and hit it when it slowed down near the check-post. The pick-up was carrying students to a school in Peshawar. The blast also reportedly caused a deep crater in the middle of the road and damaged dozens of houses and shops.
27 (May 21) Four civilians and five SF personnel were killed and 25 injured in a suicide attack near a Frontier Corps (FC) fort in the Jandola area of Tank in NWFP. According to a private TV channel, an explosives-laden truck rammed into the FC camp damaging several nearby shops and the fort.
28 (May 27) 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- killing at least 27 persons and injuring 326 others, in addition to destroying a two-storey building of the Rescue 15 police service, according to Police. An ISI colonel and 15 Police officials were among those killed. Witnesses said the attack started midmorning when two gunmen stepped out of a white van - which had pulled up in a narrow street separating the police and ISI buildings - cautioned civilians to take cover, and started firing at SF personnel deployed down the street. The gunmen also hurled a grenade at the SFs personnel. As the firing continued, the driver managed to cross the concrete barrier, but could not get further and was forced to blow up the vehicle there. Superintendent of Police Sohail Sukhera said a threefold security cordon prevented the attackers from getting to the offices CCPO and ISI offices. He said the terrorist in the vehicle was shot - which prompted him to blow up the vehicle about a hundred feet away from the intended target, in front of the Rescue 15 building.
29 (May 28) Three Policemen were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a Police vehicle at the Sra Khawra security post on the Kohat road in the jurisdiction of Matani Police station on the outskirts of Peshawar. The vehicle was destroyed and the police post was partially damaged in the suicide bombing.
30 (May 28) A Policeman and two passers-by were killed and 13 people wounded when a suicide attacker exploded an auto-rickshaw near a Police checkpoint in Dera Ismail Khan in NWFP.
31 (June 5) A suicide bomber killed 49 worshippers, including 12 children, at a mosque in a remote village of the Dir Upper District of NWFP. Dozens more were injured as a young man detonated explosives fastened to his body minutes before the Friday congregation in the Hayagay Sharqi village. The village, located in the mountains, is situated approximately 20 kilometers east of Dir town, the District headquarters.
32 (June 6) Two Policemen were killed and four others injured in a suicide attack on a Rescue 15 office at Sector G-8 in capital Islamabad. "It was a huge blast that jolted the area and shattered everything into pieces in front of my eyes," an eyewitness said. "We have found a hand and two legs of the bomber. We have not been able to find his head so far," said senior Police officer Bin Yameen.
33 (June 9) A massive truck bomb explosion at the five-star Pearl Continental hotel in Peshawar, the NWFP capital, killed 17 people and injured 60 others. The attackers entered the compound on two vehicles at about 10:30pm, firing at the security guards at the hotel gate with bullets from one and blowing up the other in the hotel parking. "It was a suicide attack," Capital City Police Officer Sefwat Ghayur told AFP. "There are two foreigners among the dead," NWFP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain said. Among those who were injured are the ruling Awami National Party's minister Zarshed Khan, Senator Nabi Bangash, UN officials, three foreigners and an airline's crew. 40 vehicles parked in the compound were destroyed and the building was seriously damaged. A Bomb Disposal Squad official told reporters at least 500 kilograms of explosives were used in the attack.
34 (June 11) A man was killed and 13 others, including nine Policemen, sustained injuries in a hand grenade-cum-suicide attack on a Police party in the Lateefabad area on Ring Road in Peshawar, the NWFP capital. Capital City Police Officer Safwat Ghayyur told the media that a Police party was on a routine duty on Ring Road in the jurisdiction of Faqirabad Police station when unknown miscreants hurled a hand grenade at the Policemen, injuring one of them. Even as reinforcements were being called for, a suicide bomber came near a Police pick-up and blew himself up. The blast destroyed two Police mobiles, a rickshaw and a motorcycle.
35 (June 12) 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 of Nowshera in the NWFP. Sources said the congregation was in the second Rakat (part) when the bomber in the vehicle, carrying 125 kilograms of explosives, struck the wall of the mosque near the Army Supply Depot. Two soldiers were among the four persons killed on the spot while 105 persons, including 30 civilians, were injured in the explosion. Most of the wounded were reportedly Army personnel. One of those wounded succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. While the blast brought down the entire structure of the mosque, windowpanes and doors of nearby buildings were smashed and walls cracked, injuring several persons, including women and children.
36 (June 12) Seven persons, including a prominent anti-Taliban cleric, were killed and seven injured when a suicide attacker detonated himself at the Jamia Naeemia madrassa (seminary) in the Garhi Shahu area of Lahore shortly after Friday prayers. Targeting Sarfaraz Naeemi, the head of Jamia Naeemia, the terrorist reportedly waited until the anti-Taliban cleric had reached his office before launching his attack. Six people were with Naeemi in his office at the time. A seminary student, Muhammad Faisal, said the bomber had pretended to be a student. District Officer (Civil Defence) Mazhar Hussain said the attacker had used a 20-kilogramme suicide vest containing ball bearings and iron filings. Police said the bomber was aged between 16 and 17, clean-shaven and had a fair complexion.
37 (June 22) Two Policemen were killed and seven people, including three Policemen, sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into the Thakot Police check-post in Battagram District of NWFP, completely destroying the check-post. "An explosion occurred in a small truck when it reached the Dandai bridge in Shangla district (of Swat) ... it was a suicide attack," said Gul Wali Khan, the District Police chief in Shangla, told. The attack was the first-ever suicide attack in Battagram District.
38 (June 26) A Taliban suicide bomber killed two soldiers on June 26 when he blew himself up near an army vehicle in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK), in the first such attack in PoK. The military said in a statement that three other soldiers were injured in the early morning bombing in Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK, and rushed to a nearby hospital. Hakimullah Mehsud, a deputy of the Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, told that the assault was launched to prove that Baitullah had not been weakened by more than a week of strikes on his suspected hideouts in South Waziristan Agency. "We are in a position to respond to the army’s attacks, and time will prove that these military operations have not weakened us," Hakimullah said over telephone.
39 (June 30) In the first-ever suicide attack in a Baloch-populated area of Balochistan, at least four people were killed and 11 wounded when a bomber targeted a hotel in Kalat. The attack in Kalat District appeared to be aimed at disrupting supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan. The bomber detonated his explosives inside a hotel in the Sorab area of the District, 250 kilometers southeast of provincial capital Quetta. Most of the victims were reportedly Baloch tribesmen.
40 (July 1) Police claimed to have foiled a sabotage attempt and defused three explosive devices planted in a car while one of the militants riding the vehicle blew himself up in Peshawar, the NWFP capital. Suspected militants were reportedly riding an explosive-laden car and when signaled by the Police to stop on the Kohat road, they lobbed two hand-grenades on the Police that didn't explode. Senior Superintendent of Police Qazi Jamilur Rehman said the car with around five militants was coming from Darra Adamkhel and armed with automatic weapons they exchanged fire with the Police. "As the police encircled one of them near Mashokhel Mera, he blew himself up," he said. The others, however, managed to escape. In the car, he said, three types of explosives-manual, timer and remote-controlled devices had been planted which were defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.
41 (July 2) 36 persons were injured when a young suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a bus carrying employees of the Army-run Heavy Mechanical Complex at the Peshawar Road near Chur Chowk in Rawalpindi. The suicide bomber was the only reported fatality. Initially, the death toll had been given as six but it was revised to one killed (the bomber himself) by the security agencies. The Additional Inspector General of Police, Nasir Khan Durrani, confirmed that it was a suicide attack, saying that body parts of the suicide bomber and other evidence had been collected. Eight vehicles, standing around the targeted bus, were completely destroyed while the windowpanes of buildings and shops in a radius of over half-a-kilometer were damaged.
42 (July 8) A suicide bomber died on the outskirts of Peshawar, capital of the NWFP, when explosives hidden in a mango cart went off before he could reach the intended target – possibly the NWFP Assembly speaker, according to witnesses and Police. "The bomber is the only person who died," senior Police officer Ghulam Muhammad told reporters after the incident in Malkhandher on Nasir Bagh Road. Unconfirmed reports indicated that five people had been injured. Witnesses said that a teenager, aged around 16 years, was waiting near a bridge when his explosives went off. One eye-witness said the explosives had been hidden under mangoes to dodge the troops. Bomb disposal squad chief Tanveer said the explosives weighed around 20 kilograms and "pieces of a suicide jacket" had been found. Police believe the bomber’s original target was the NWFP Assembly Speaker Karamatullah Chagarmati, who was using the Nasir Bagh Road en route to a funeral.
43 (July 28) A suicide car bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint in North Waziristan, causing an explosion that killed two SF personnel and injured five others. The bomber aimed for a checkpoint some three kilometers north of Miranshah, local Government official Rehmatullah said. Two intelligence officials confirmed the casualty figures and said the wounded include three paramilitary soldiers. Ahmadullah Ahmadi, a spokesman for the North Waziristan Taliban commander Hafiz Gul Bahadur, claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. He said the suicide attack on the SFs was a reaction from the Taliban against the silence of the Government over the US drone strikes in North Waziristan Agency, in which, he claimed, innocent tribesmen, including women and children, had died. He threatened to continue attacks on the troops if the drone attacks were not stopped.
44 (August 16) A soldier was killed and three others sustained injuries in a suicide attack near a SFs checkpoint in the Swat District. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), a suicide bomber was moving towards the Naway Killay check-post when the soldiers asked him to stop. However, the bomber entered a house near the check-post and blew him up, injuring four soldiers. One of the soldiers later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
45 (August 18) A militant on suicide mission rammed a vehicle packed with explosives into a check-post on the Bannu-Miranshah road in North Waziristan Agency in the evening, killing four Security Force personnel and injuring eight others. The bomber reportedly struck the Esha check-post located near Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, which was manned by army and paramilitary personnel. An official said that an army soldier and three paramilitary personnel were killed in the attack.
46 (August 21) A suicide bomber blew himself up after he was besieged by the SF personnel in Kohat. Official sources said the Police were informed that a 15-year-old suicide bomber would attack a mosque or imambargah anytime in the city. The SF personnel spotted the bomber in a bazaar with two hand-grenades in his hand and a firearm on his shoulder, the sources said. Seeing the Police party, the bomber ran away and forced his entry into the house of Inayatullah Jan in BB Pakdaman Street and took his family members hostage. Later, the women and other members of the family, except one Safdar Hashmi, were allowed to go out of the house. Eyewitnesses said the only hostage, Safdar Hashmi, managed to escape from the house and the Police party headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Abdullah Khan fired tear-gas shells and bullets at the house. The bomber later blew himself up when he couldn’t escape.
47 (August 23) Three persons were killed and 15 others sustained injuries in a powerful suicide blast close to the house of the slain Ansar-ul-Islam spokesman, Mobin Afridi, in the Momin Town area of Peshawar, the NWFP capital. The blast also destroyed four houses and damaged eight others in the street. "Three people, including two women, were killed and 15 others injured when the suicide bomber blew himself up in a street after he ran short of ammunition," said Senior Superintendent of Police Qazi Jamilur Rehman. The bomb disposal squad estimated around eight kilograms of explosives were used in the attack. A large number of ball bearings and nails were also used in the blast to increase its intensity.
48 (August 27) A suicide bomber blew himself up as Security Force personnel gathered at sunset to break their daily Ramadan fast, killing 22 soldiers and injuring eight others at Torkham in the Khyber Agency of FATA near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. An injured soldier said that a man entered the compound where the soldiers had gathered and blew himself up when they offered him to break the fast with them.
49 (August 30) 16 Police recruits were killed and 11 others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body at the Mingora Police Station in Swat. The volunteers for the new community Police force were conducting drills in the yard adjacent to the station when the attacker detonated his explosives, said local Government administrator Atifur Rehman. Authorities were investigating reports the attacker - possibly in uniform - might have hidden among the dozens of recruits, he said. "Initial investigations suggest the attacker climbed the small boundary wall and blew himself up, but there is also a report the suicide bomber was already inside," he added.
50 (September 12) Two Policemen were injured in a suicide blast near the Doaba Police Station in the Hangu District of NWFP. An eyewitness said the suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into the main gate of the Police station five minutes before the evening prayers during the Ramadan season. They said the militant failed to enter the Police station and blew himself up at the gate, injuring two Policemen.
51 (September 18) At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 injured in a suicide attack in the Kohat District of NWFP. At least 13 shops were also destroyed, and shockwaves were felt as far as a kilometre away, eyewitnesses said. "Some 30 people have so far been killed ... it is suspected the attack was carried out using an explosives-laden car," said senior Police officials. Reuters reported that the bomb was believed to have contained about 150 kilogrammes of explosives. Locals put the death toll at around 40. The blast took place in Kacha Pakka area, 17 kilometres from Kohat city. Shopkeepers said most of the victims were Shias and coalminers waiting for buses. "It appears the attack was carried out to target Shias," they said. The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it was carried out to avenge the killing of one of their leaders. "We carried out the attack to avenge the killing of Muhammad Amin," Usman Haider, claiming to be a spokesman for the outfit, told BBC over telephone.
52 (September 21) Police officers foiled a plan to assassinate the NWFP Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak in Tatalai District, when they confronted four militants in a gun battle that ended with a teenage suicide bomber blowing himself up.
53 (September 28) At least four persons, including a prominent anti-Taliban cleric, were killed when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a car at Bannu in NWFP. "The attacker rammed his explosives-laden car into a vehicle carrying pro-government local leader Abdul Hakeem," said Police Official Iqbal Marwat. Witnesses said Hakeem was on his way to office when the bomber struck.
54 (October 5) A suicide bomber targeted the United Nations World Programme (WFP) office in Islamabad, killing five persons, including a UN diplomat and two women employees. Six other staff members were injured. The terrorist is reported to have entered the WFP building in Frontier Corps uniform through the small gate. He walked to the reception and blew himself up at 1217 hours, an investigation agency source said. The WFP office is located in a tightly-guarded residential area of the national capital. The dead included a UN diplomat and Iraqi national Bootan Ali, in charge reception Gul Rukh, assistant in charge reception Farzana Barkat, Abdul Wahab and Abid Rehman.
55 (October 9) 49 persons, including a woman and seven children, were killed and 90 others were injured when a suicide attacker detonated his explosives-laden car at the crowded Soekarno Chowk in Khyber Bazaar in Peshawar, capital of NWFP. A Police official said that people were busy in routine activities when a suicide bomber detonated the explosives laden in his car. Many of those killed and injured were passengers of a mini-bus that was passing through the area at the time of the blast. Seven children, many of them schoolboys, and a woman, were among those killed. The blast destroyed around 30 vehicles and partially damaged over 60 shops in the nearby markets. Windowpanes of hundreds of shops and offices were also reportedly destroyed. Among those killed or injured were patients and their attendants going or coming out of the nearby Lady Reading Hospital, the biggest public sector hospital in the NWFP.
56 (October 12) At least 41 persons - including six soldiers - were killed and 45 others were injured in a suicide attack on a military convoy in the Alpuri area of Shangla District (which borders Swat District), NWFP Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain and a military official said. The bomber – believed to be 14 years old and on foot – targeted the convoy while it was passing through the busy Alpuri bazaar. The AP news agency, however, reported that the bomber detonated a car packed with explosives near the convoy. A military spokesman said that 12 shops and seven vehicles were destroyed when the young bomber detonated explosives. "Some vehicles loaded with ammunition were also part of the convoy... they caught fire after the explosion," said the spokesman.
57 (October 15) 11 persons, including three Policemen, were killed and 22 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the building of the Saddar Police Station located in the military area of Kohat in the NWFP.
58 (October 16) At least 15 persons, including three policemen, were killed and 19 others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the CIA’s Special Investigation Unit in Peshawar, the capital city of NWFP. The Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) Chief Shafqat Malik told that 60-70 kilograms of explosives had been used in the attack, adding that Police had recovered a leg of the attacker.
59 (October 20) Two suicide bombers targeted the new campus of the International Islamic University Islamabad in the H-10 sector of Islamabad, killing at least six students and staff members, including two female students, and injuring more than 29 others. Deputy Commissioner of Islamabad, Amer Ali Ahmad, said that the deceased were identified as Sidra Khalid (student), Hina (student), Pervaiz Masih (sanitary worker), Shaukat Bhatti (security guard), Amna (worker) and Khalil-ur-Rehman (student). This is the first terrorist attack on an educational institution in Islamabad.
60 (October 23) Eight persons 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) in Kamra in the Attock District of Punjab province. According to District administration sources, a suicide bomber blew himself when Security Force (SF) personnel intercepted him at the check-post near the PAC, some 60 kilometres from the national capital Islamabad. District Police chief Fakhar Sultan said the attack killed six civilians and two Pakistan Air Force personnel. The Air Force said 15 security staff were wounded and confirmed two of its personnel were dead. "We have found a mutilated face, as well as other body parts, including legs and arms of the bomber," said Sultan.
61 (October 24) A Motorway Police official was killed when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car near Lillah Interchange close to Kalar Kahar in the Chakwal District of Punjab province. Sources said that officials at the interchange asked a car to stop for security checking, but the driver blew up the vehicle, resulting in the death of a patrolling officer, Shah Iran.
62 (November 2) At least 35 persons, including two women and children, were killed and 63 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a branch of the National Bank of Pakistan in Rawalpindi. The majority of the blasts victims were reportedly military personnel and employees of the Defence Ministry who had queued up at the NBP Shalimar Plaza Branch to draw their salaries. It was the second terrorist attack in the Red Zone area of the garrison city within a month. According to eyewitnesses, many of the victims were retired military personnel who had gathered at the bank to draw their pensions. Several surrounding offices, part of a nearby hotel and a number of vehicles were also destroyed.
63 (November 2) Police foiled a terrorist attack targeting a police check-post at the Babu Sabu Interchange of the Lahore-Islamabad motorway, an entry point into Lahore. According to eyewitnesses, the attacker was travelling in a car with an alleged accomplice. Upon being stopped by Police for a routine inspection, the man got out of the car's passenger seat and detonated his suicide jacket, injuring 25 persons, including the car's driver. Civil Defence District Officer Mazhar Hussain told that eight to 10 kilograms of explosive material had been used in the attack. Mazhar said the terrorist's head was found some 30 yards from the blast site. He said the attacker's face was scarred but recognisable, adding the attacker seemed to be approximately 18 years old.
64 (November 8) At least 18 people, including a local councillor heading an anti-Taliban Lashkar (militia), were killed and 44 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a cattle market at Adezai village, 25 kilometres south of the capital city of Peshawar in NWFP. Peshawar Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Muhammad Karim Khan said that that around eight-to-10 kilograms of explosives were used in the blast. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
65 (November 9) Three persons, including a Policeman, were killed and five others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber riding an auto-rickshaw blew himself up at a Police barricade on the Ring Road in the Latifabad area of Peshawar, capital of the NWFP. An eyewitness, Attaullah, told reporters that Policemen deployed at a barricade near a canal signalled an auto-rickshaw to stop around 10:00 am (PST). "A man in his early 20s, having a trimmed beard and wearing brown clothes, came out of the three-wheeler and detonated explosives strapped around his vest," he recalled. Another eyewitness, Sher Afzal, said he saw two people going towards the barricade in a rickshaw a few moments before the blast. Investigators said five to six kilograms of explosives were used in the incident. This was the second suicide bombing in Peshawar during the last 24 hours.
66 (November 13) 13 people - 10 military personnel and three civilians - were killed and 60 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the regional headquarters of the ISI in Peshawar, the NWFP capital. An ISPR statement said the bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a military check-post on Artillery Road at 6:45am (PST), killing 10 military personnel and three civilians, and injuring 60. The NWFP Inspector General of Police, Malik Naveed, said the vehicle was loaded with around 200 kilograms of explosives. NWFP Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain told the media that nine ISI officials were killed, while three were missing. Hussain also said that surrounding walls and an entire block of the agency headquarters were completely destroyed, while six blocks had been partially damaged.
67 (November 13) Ten persons, including nine security officials, were killed and 22 injured in a suicide attack at a Police Station in the Bannu town of Bannu District in the NWFP. A Police official said that a suicide attacker rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into the Bakkakhel Police Station on Miranshah Road - killing seven Security Force personnel, two Frontier Corps troops and a pedestrian. He also said that 22 people, including 19 Policemen, were also injured in the suicide attack. The station is close to the border with North Waziristan. The bomber reportedly struck 25 minutes after the suicide attack on the ISI building in provincial capital Peshawar.
68 (November 14) 15 persons, 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 Peshawar, the provincial capital of NWFP.
69 (November 16) Three persons were killed and more than 30 others sustained injuries in a suicide car bombing which targeted the Badaber Police Station on the Kohat Road near Peshawar, the NWFP capital. The powerful blast razed to the ground a mosque, a large portion of the Police Station and three nearby buildings. It also injured some horses in the nearby horse stand and damaged several vehicles in the vicinity. Eyewitnesses said Constable Umer Rahman of the Frontier Constabulary opened fire as he became suspicious about a fast-approaching vehicle near the Badaber Police Station around 7:40am. "When the brave constable opened fire, the explosives stuffed in the vehicle exploded. The soldier also suffered injuries but he is safe and sound," Frontier Constabulary Commandant Zafarullah Khan said. Those killed in the blast were identified as Dilshad from Badaber village, Abdul Mannan from Mohmand Agency and Sher Rahman belonging to the Kurram Agency. Officials of the bomb disposal squad estimated that around 250 kilograms of explosives had been stuffed in the vehicle. This was the fifth incident of its kind in and outside Peshawar during the last eight days.
70 (November 19) 20 people - including three Policemen - were killed and 50 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the main gate of the Judicial Complex on Khyber Road in Peshawar. This was the sixth suicide attack in 11 days in the provincial capital.
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