Saturday, September 20, 2008

Major attacks in Pakistan in 2008

ISLAMABAD: An apparent suicide attack at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad killed more than 40 people Saturday in the latest carnage in Pakistan.

More than 1,200 people have been killed in attacks, most of them suicide bombings blasts, in the past year. Here is a list of major attacks since the start of 2008:

January 10: Sixteen police and four civilians killed in a suicide bomb attack on police outside the high court in the city of Lahore.

January 14: Bomb kills 10 people at a crowded street market in Karachi.

February 9: Suicide bomber kills 25 people at opposition election rally in the northwestern town of Charsadda.

February 16: Suicide car bomber strikes a rally by party of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto in the northwestern tribal town of Parachinar, killing 37.

February 22: Roadside bomb hits wedding party in northern Swat, killing at least 14 people.

February 25: Suicide bomber kills army surgeon general Lieutenant General Mushtaq Baig and seven other people in Rawalpindi.

February 29: A suicide bomber kills 44 people in Mingora, the main town in the troubled Swat valley, during the funeral of three policemen killed by a roadside bomb earlier in the day.

March 2: Suicide bomber kills 43 at a meeting of anti-militant tribal elders in the northwestern district of Darra Adam Khel.
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