Insurgent attacks in Pakistan Timeline: Terrorists have always been targeting mosques and madrassas, this is the complete history of terrorist attacks in Pakistan
A portion of the mosque collapsed due to the impact of the explosion. This big attack has once again shaken Pakistan. However, Pakistan has a long history of such attacks. Mosques and madrassas have been targeted by terrorist organizations for years.
At least 28 people were killed and 150 others injured in a blast at a mosque in Pakistan’s northern city of Peshawar. Local media reported that the blast was caused by a suspected suicide attack. The deadly blast took place near the Police Lines area of Peshawar at around 1.40 pm during afternoon prayers. Several people have been hospitalized in critical condition and the death toll from the attack is expected to rise. A video shot from inside the mosque showed debris on the ground. A portion of the mosque collapsed due to the impact of the explosion. This big attack has once again shaken Pakistan. However, Pakistan has a long history of such attacks. Mosques and madrassas have been targeted by terrorist organizations for years.
Celebrating Bhutto’s return and big bang in Karachi (October 2007)
In the year 2007, there was a major terrorist attack in Karachi, Pakistan. Two bombs exploded seconds apart, only a few feet away from a truck carrying opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, narrowly escaping her injuries but killing several people. According to reports, 134 people were killed and around 400 were injured. The attack took place when Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan after a long time.
Bomb blast outside Orms factory (August 2008)
Two suicide attacks outside Pakistan’s main arms factory near Islamabad killed 64 people. The attack was carried out in a fidayeen manner and the terrorists blew themselves up with explosives.
Car bombing in Peshawar (October, 2009)
A car bomb blast at a market in the northwestern city of Peshawar killed 125 people. At least 66 people were killed in four attacks on a market in Lahore, Pakistan’s second largest city, between December 7-9 that year.
Bomb blasts happened throughout the year (2010)
On 1 January, 101 people were killed in a suicide car bomb blast during a volleyball game in the northwestern district of Bannu. While on 28 May gunmen and suicide bombers attacked mosques belonging to the Ahmadi religious minority in Lahore, killing 82 people. A few months later, on 9 July, a suicide bomber killed 105 people in a busy market in the northwestern tribal district of Mohmand. 59 killed in a suicide attack on a Shia Muslim rally in Quetta on 3 September. On 5 November, a suicide bomber killed 68 people during Friday prayers in the Darra Adam area in the northwest.
Hundreds of people killed from 2011 to 2013
On 3 April 2011, two suicide bombers attacked a Sufi shrine in the central city of Dera Ghazi Khan, killing 50 people. On 13 May, two suicide bombers killed at least 98 people outside a police training center in Charsadda. And on January 10, 2013, a twin suicide attack on a snooker club in Quetta district, dominated by Shia Hazaras, killed 92 people. On 16 February, 89 people were killed in a bomb blast at a market in Hazara Town, a Shia neighborhood near Quetta. On 3 March a car bomb exploded in a Shia neighborhood in Karachi, killing 45 people. On 22 September, two suicide bombers attacked a church in Peshawar after Sunday service, killing 82 people.
Taliban Attack (2014)
On 2 November, fifty-five people were killed by a suicide bomber at the main Pakistan–India border crossing. On 16 December, Lebanese rebels attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 154 people, mostly children.
Blast in mosque during Namaz in Peshawar (March 2022)
There has been a suicide attack in Peshawar, Pakistan. There is news of 30 people being killed in this. At the same time, 50 people are said to be injured. The blast took place near Kissa Khwani Bazar in Peshawar. At least 30 people were killed and more than 50 others injured when a bomb exploded inside a crowded Shia mosque during Friday’s congregation in this northwestern Pakistani city, officials said.