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Major incidents of Terrorism-related violence in Pakistan, 2005-2006


December 10: At least four persons were killed and 25 others wounded and four houses demolished in an armed clash between the rival Lashkar-e-Islami and Ansarul Islam groups at Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

November 27: Paramilitary forces in North Waziristan killed four suspected terrorists. BBC Urdu quoted security force officials as saying that some anti-state elements had attacked a paramilitary base near Mir Ali. The paramilitary forces retaliated, killing the four militants on the spot.

November 16: At least 22 people are killed and several others injured in a sectarian clash between the Lashkar-e-Islami and the Ansaarul Islam in the Bara area of Khyber Agency in NWFP. An Ansaarul Islam group led by Gul Maidan was heading towards Aka Khel near Bara when supporters of the Lashkar-e-Islami challenged them, fearing that the former wanted to take possession of Bara.

November 10: A tribal peace committee member, Malik Khan Jan, and his three associates are killed when a bomb hit their vehicle at Shakai in South Waziristan.

November 9: Five young girls are killed when a toy-shaped cluster bomb they were playing with exploded in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The girls, aged between three and six, found a small bomb at Kel village near the LoC.

November 8: A suicide bomber blew himself up at an army-training centre at Dargai in the NWFP, killing 42 and injuring 39 recruits of the Punjab Regiment Centre (PRC) and their instructor. According to an eyewitness, two unidentified men approached a group of 80 soldiers exercising in the open field and one of them set off a bomb tied to his body. The bombing, reportedly the biggest terrorist attack on the military since Pakistan joined the US-led war on terrorism, occurred at around 8:30am in a ground opposite the PRC fort in Kurkai the area.

November 2: Two police officers and a civilian are killed in Quetta, capital of Balochistan, in a blast that took place on Shahra-e-Gulastan in front of the Inspector General’s office.

October 31: 82 people, including 12 teenagers, are killed during an air strike that targeted a Madrassa (seminary) at Damadola in the Bajaur tribal region. Pakistan's military spokesperson, Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, said those killed in the attack are all militants and denied that there had been any collateral damage.

October 20: A powerful bomb explodes in a crowded market on near the headquarters of a paramilitary force at Peshawar in the North West Frontier Province killing nine people and injuring more than 30. Inspector General of Police Raffat Pashah said it is "a terrorist act" and the bomb is "locally made."

October 6: At least 20 people were killed in continued exchange of mortar fire between Shias and Sunnis fighting that erupted on October 2 over control of the Mian Anwar shrine in the Kalay area of Lower Orakzai Agency in NWFP.

October 3: Three SF personnel are killed and two others sustain injuries when their convoy was ambushed by unidentified people who used heavy weapons, including rockets, in the Bhombor area of Kohlu district in Balochistan province.

September 20: Unidentified persons, riding a car, open fire on an official vehicle in Wana bazaar in South Waziristan, killing an official, identified as Gul Zada, and his two associates, Minal Khan and Khizrullah, and injuring two others.

September 8: At least six people are killed and 17 others sustain injuries in a bomb blast in the Rakhni Bazaar area of Barkhan district in Balochistan.

September 4: Three members of the Masori clan of Bugti tribe die in an ambush that injured seven others in the Naseerabad district.

August 29: At least five persons are killed in a bomb blast as violence continued in the Balochistan province for the third consecutive day after funeral prayers for the slain Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti. The blast in Hub, an industrial town close to the Sindh border, also wounded ten people.

August 26: Nawab Akbar Bugti, the leader of the Bugti tribe and President of the Jamhoori Watan and also the driving force behind the anti-Government rebellion in Balochistan, is killed in a massive military operation in the Bhambore Hills, an area between the cities of Kohlu and Dera Bugti in the Balochistan Province. As many as 21 army commandos and 37 insurgents are also killed in the same operation, which targeted 50 to 80 of Nawab Bugti's closest family members and top commanders.

August 17: Three soldiers, Amjad Ali, Tasawar Hussain and Matloob Hussain are killed and seven others are injured when a vehicle carrying SF personnel hit a landmine in the Karmo Wadh area of Kohlu district.

July 30: Three soldiers, Mohammad Taslim, Ali Mohammad and Wali Bakhsh, are killed and three others sustain serious injuries when their vehicle hit a landmine at Kahan in the Kohlu district of Balochistan.

July 15: Insurgents claim that six SF personnel are killed at Pakka Qila in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.

July 14: Insurgents claim that 11 SF personnel are killed in the Pashinbogi area of Dera Bugti district in Balochistan. A suicide bomber kills a high profile Shia scholar and political leader, Allama Hasan Turabi along with his nephew near his residence in Abbas town in the Sindh province. Three policemen are wounded in the attack.

July 8-9: At least 23 insurgents are killed in a series of strikes against their hideouts in the Sangsilla and Bamboore areas of the Dera Bugti district in Balochistan province.

July 5: Security forces backed by helicopter gun-ships targeted hideouts of insurgents in the Sangsila area of the Dera Bugti district in Balochistan, killing at least 25 suspected insurgents.

July 2: Six paramilitary personnel are killed and seven others sustain injuries when their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device near an Afghan refugee camp in the Lower Dir district of NWFP.

June 29: Three insurgents are killed and two others sustain injuries in a gun-battle with SFs in the Nal area of Kohlu district.

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.

June 22: Unidentified assailants open fire on a police patrol party on Bannu-Miranshah Road, killing three police personnel, including one officer.

June 21: Three Frontier Corps personnel are killed and three others sustained injuries in an IED blast on the Bannu-Mir Ali road in north Waziristan.

June 16: Two female teachers and two children are killed, as gunmen fired through an open window into the residential quarters of Government Girls High School at Khwaga Cheri in the Ghaljo area of Upper Orakzai Agency.

June 15: Senior prison official, Amanullah Khan Niazi, and his three associates are gunned down in an ambush on a busy downtown road in Karachi town. Four passers-by and Niazi's brother, Habibullah Niazi, who was in the escort vehicle, sustain injuries.At least five insurgents are killed during an operation launched by the Frontier Corps in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan.

June 12: Five people are killed and 17 sustain injuries in a bomb blast at a hotel in Quetta, capital of Balochistan province.

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.

May 11: Six police personnel of the Anti-Terrorist Force are killed and 13 others sustain injuries in five powerful bomb explosions at the firing range of the Police Training College in Quetta, capital of Balochistan province. The banned Baloch Liberation Army claimed responsibility for the blasts.

April 20: At least eight paramilitary soldiers are killed and 27 others wounded when a convoy of SFs was ambushed near Miranshah in North Waziristan. At least five attackers were reportedly killed when soldiers retaliated.

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.

March 19: Seven persons, including three personnel each of the police and Frontier Constabulary, were killed and as many injured in the Dera Ismail Khan district of North West Frontier Province when a police vehicle was blown up through a remote-controlled device on Bannu Road.

March 10: At least 29 people are reported to have died during a landmine explosion in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province. A wedding party, comprising some 35 people of a family, including women and children, was en route to Rakhni from Bekar when their tractor-trolley hit an anti-tank landmine near Dera Bugti.

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, a day before the US President George W. Bush reaches Pakistan.

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.

January 25: Six passengers were killed and five others sustained injuries when a minibus hit a landmine at Kharcha in the Dera Bugti district of Balochistan province.

January 10: Seven soldiers and 14 suspected terrorists are killed following an attack on a Frontier Corps outpost at Sarbanki in North Waziristan.

January 5: Unidentified gunmen are reported to have killed eight tribesmen, including seven of a family, in two separate incidents in South Waziristan.


December 22: Seven people were killed in a gunfight in North Waziristan, as seminary students, calling themselves the Taliban, raided homes searching for rivals, residents and a representative of the students said.

December 8: At least 12 people are killed and 50 others sustain injuries in a powerful bomb explosion at Jandola Bazaar in the Tank tribal area of South Waziristan.

November 15: At least three people are killed and 20 others, including two South African women, sustain injuries in a powerful car bomb explosion in front of the KFC restaurant in Karachi.

November 10: At least six people are killed and six others sustain injuries in a landmine explosion in Brabcha village of Balochistan province, which lies close to Afghanistan’s Hilmand province.

October 13: Four civilians, including two women, and two personnel of the Rangers are killed and 25 persons were wounded in incidents of sectarian violence in the Gilgit town of Northern Areas.

October 7: Eight persons are killed and 19 others were injured when unidentified assailants opened fire in an Ahmadiyya place of worship at Mong village near Mandi Bahauddin in the Punjab province.

October 4: At least six people, including three Pakistanis and a woman, are reported to have died and 14 others wounded in a powerful bomb blast at Spin Buldak on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

September 22: Six persons are killed and over 36 persons sustain injuries in two separate bomb blasts in Lahore.

August 10: Four persons are reported to have died when the vehicle of a tribal elder supporting the ongoing military operations against terrorists hit a landmine in the Taza Ghondai area of South Waziristan.

August 4: Five security force personnel, including an Army officer, are reported to have died and two SF personnel sustained injuries in a bomb blast in the Ghalnamai area of North Waziristan.

July 22: Unidentified gunmen assassinate nine tribesmen, including two leading pro-government tribal elders, in different parts of South Waziristan.

May 31: Five women die and six persons, including two children, sustain injuries during a land mine blast in the Chamalung area of Loralai district in Balochistan province.

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.

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.

May 25: Six members of a family are killed and three others sustain injuries during a bomb explosion at their residence in the Bandkhel village of South Waziristan.

March 19: At least 50 people are killed and over 100 others sustain injuries during a bomb explosion at a crowded gathering near the shrine of a Shia saint at Fatehpur village in the Jhal Magsi district of Balochistan province.

January 8: At least 15 people are killed, including six members of a family who were burnt alive, and 14 were injured during sectarian clashes at Gilgit in the Northern Areas of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) where a curfew was imposed and troops deployed to restore law and order.





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