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Terrorism-related Incidents in Lahore - 2010





February 8

Police arrested six suspected militants, including a would-be suicide bomber who was allegedly plotting to attack a five-star hotel and kill US nationals, from Grand Trunk Road in Shahdara area of Lahore. Addressing a press conference, Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Zulfiqar Hameed said the TTP-linked militants were planning to target foreigners living at a well-known hotel in Lahore, adding that Police recovered detonators, suicide jackets, 26 grenades, four kilogrammes of hashish and explosive material from their possession. The arrested militants were identified as Abdul Baseer alias Qari Waqar from Khyber Agency, Mohiuddin alias Saifullah from Chitral, Abdur Rehman Ghani from Lower Dir, Skhai Shah and Tehsil Khan, both from Mohmand Agency and Dilawar Saeed from Mardan.

February 21

A cadre of the TTP was arrested by SFs from the outskirts of Lahore. A suicide jacket, hand grenades and explosives were recovered from his possession.

February 26

Lahore High Court temporarily restrained Federal and Punjab Governments from handing over Mullah Baradar and four other Afghan Taliban militants to America or any other country and added that the detainees would not be moved out of Pakistan without its prior permission.

March 08

15 persons were killed and 80 others injured in a suicide bomb blast in front of the Special Intelligence Agency's (SIA) office in the Model Town area of Lahore. 15 persons included a woman, a five-year-old girl and security personnel.

March 09

The death toll in the Lahore bomb blast of March 8 rose to 15 as rescuers recovered a dead body from the debris and shifted it to morgue while another injured person succumbed to his injuries at the Jinnah Hospital.

March 09

The CIA arrested four Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghanistan militants from Lahore. The arrestees were identified as Muhammad Yasin, Muhammad Kamran of Sahiwal, Abubakar and Khurshid Ali.

March 11

Authorities declared red alert at sensitive installations after the reported entrance of an explosive-laden car in the Lahore.

The law enforcement agencies warned the authorities concerned that 19 militants were deputed in 12 cities of the province will most likely target National Accountability Bureau offices and anti-terrorism courts.

The law enforcement agencies have discovered that the suicide attack on the SIA office in Model Town on March 8, 2010, had been planned in Lahore.

March 12

At least 57 persons, including eight soldiers, were killed and more than 90 persons were injured as twin suicide blasts, moments apart from each other, ripped through the Lahore's RA Bazaar in the cantonment area.

March 12

Five persons were injured when seven low-intensity explosions, six in Allama Iqbal town Police Station area and one in the Samanabad area of Lahore, were carried out in the late night.

March 15

Police recovered 1,500 kilograms of explosive materials during a search operation in Allama Iqbal Town of Lahore.

March 16

Police recovered 3,000 kilogrammes of ammonium nitrate and potassium, which can be used for a lethal explosion, and four machine guns from a shop in the Sabzi Mandi area of Lahore.

The unassembled parts of three submachine guns and one light machine gun were also found from the shop in Mehran Block Iqbal Town.

March 17

Police arrested two suspected militants during a search operation at Faruukhabad area of Shahdara in Lahore.

March 18

The death toll in R. A. bazaar suicide attacks of March 12 rose to 62 after an injured driver, Faqeer Shah, succumbed to his injuries.

April 6

A high intensity bomb was defused by the BDS at Habib Colony in Lahore. The BDS officials said a four-volt battery volt, an electronic timer, explosives, a detonating card and an electronic detonator was used to assemble the bomb.

April 16

A team of CID personnel arrested two suspected suicide bombers from the Ferozepur Road of Lahore in Punjab.

April 30

A team of law enforcement agencies, in collaboration with the Police, arrested a militant in Lahore and recovered large quantities of explosives from his possession. The arrested militant was identified as Khalil.

May 2

Three Policemen were injured when unidentified militants opened fire at a Police checkpost in Hanjarwal Police Station area in Marghazar Colony in Lahore. Four motorcyclists opened fire at the checkpoint when the Policemen were having dinner. Two constables, Tahir Siddique and Ali Sher, along with a volunteer were injured in the attack.

May 5

The Law-enforcement officials arrested three persons in Lahore after the Interior Ministry directed intelligence agencies to immediately interrogate Times Square bomb suspect Faisal Shehzad's relatives in the city.

May 21

Seven persons, including three Police officials, were severely injured as five low-intensity explosions went off at the Tibbi area of old Lahore in Punjab.

May 21

Panic gripped people at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore in Punjab in the morning after rumours spread of a bomb having been placed on an Islamabad-bound flight of PIA.

May 24

A special Police team arrested an alleged militant in Lahore of Punjab as he was trying to enter the city who later confessed to be directly involved in the low-intensity explosions at the Peru's Café and Tibbi City.

May 28

At least 95 worshippers killed and 92 others injured as seven assailants including three suicide bomber attacked Ahmadiyya place of worship in Model Town and Garhi Shahu areas of Lahore in Punjab.

May 29

At least three policemen, including a sub inspector, were killed when unidentified assailants opened indiscriminate fire at a police checkpost in Samanabad area of Lahore in Punjab.

May 29

The death toll in the terror attacks on two Ahmadi mosques at Model Town and Garhi Shahu in Lahore rose to 95.

May 30

Seven persons were arrested over alleged links with the militants who attacked places of worship of the Ahmadi community in Lahore.

Lahore Police arrested a burqa-clad suspect near Ghazi Road where Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was to arrive later.

The British Foreign Office has reported that a British national was killed in attacks on two worship places of the Ahmadi community in Lahore. "I can confirm that a British national died in the attacks on Friday (May 28)," a Foreign Office spokeswoman said, without giving further details. Reports said the victim was Muhammad Bilal, a 58-year-old man from Southfields in southwest London.

May 31

At least five people, including a woman, were killed when at least four unidentified militants stormed various wards of Jinnah Hospital in Lahore in Punjab in the night. Reports said the attack was an attempt to free a militant, Muaz, who was under treatment at the hospital after being arrested following May 28's attacks on an Ahmedis' prayer facility in Model Town's C-block.

June 3

The Police have arrested five more suspects in connection with the sectarian attacks on Ahmedis Mosque in Lahore on May 28.

June 4

Authorities have put Lahore on high alert following recent threats and intelligence information of more terrorist activities in the city.

June 4

Police arrested three suspects from areas around the Ahmedis' worship place in Garhi Shahu.

June 7

The Crime Investigation Agency team of Lahore Police arrested 12 terrorist suspects from the house of a doctor, Dr. Mirza Safdar Baig, in the Township Police Station area of Lahore.

Investigators probing the terrorist attacks on the worship places of the Ahmedis in Lahore have discovered that all the weapons and ammunitions used in the attacks were foreign made.

June 24

Two persons were arrested by a team of law enforcers from Shahdara area in Lahore in Punjab in connection with their involvement in the attacks on the Ahmedis' worship places on May 28, 2010.

June 28

Law enforcers have arrested three terrorists who reportedly provided weapons and ammunition to the terrorists responsible for the attack on Ahmedis' worship places in the provincial capital Lahore.

June 29

The Lahore Police arrested three cadres of a banned terrorist outfit under suspicion of involvement in attacks on UN vehicles and other installations across the country.

June 29

Several teams of the Lahore Police arrested 15 more terrorists during raids at hideouts in different areas of the city as well as its outskirts.

July 1

At least 40 persons were killed and 175 others injured when three suicide attackers blew themselves up inside the shrine of Lahore's patron saint Syed Ali Hajwairi popularly known as Data Gunj Bakhsh, at about 11 pm (PST) in the night.

July 2

The suicide attack on the Data Darbar shrine of Lahore on July 1 rose to 44.

July 2

Protests were held in Lahore against the attack. More than 5,000 people staged a protest rally in Lahore after Friday prayers and similar demonstrations were held in other cities across the country.

July 2

Lahore Police arrested 17 alleged militants, including the masterminds of the attack on Ahmadi worship places in Model town and Garhi Shahu on May 28 from various areas of Lahore.

July 2

The Law enforcers neutralised the network of a terrorist group named 'Fidaieen', arrested its four cadres and recovered a list of expected targets in Lahore from their possession.

July 4

The Police arrested 12 suspected terrorists over May 28 attacks on two worship places of the Ahmadi community and a hospital in Lahore.

July 5

The Lahore Police arrested six militants involved in the May 28 attacks on the worship places of Ahmedis and recovered large quantities of explosives and weapons from their possession.


July 7

Police arrested two key members of the TTP, Allah Yar alias Junaid and Qari Ubaidullah, from the Azadi chowk area of Lahore.


July 12

Police arrested 39 suspected terrorists from across Punjab, 20 from Multan and 19 from Lahore, as part of a crackdown launched against activists of various banned militant organisations.


July 12

In the provincial capital, Lahore, different teams of law enforcers launched massive operations in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Ravi Road, Shafiqabad, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Township, Green Town, Sabzazar, Ghaziabad and Mughalpura.


July 14

The Police arrested more than 200 suspected persons, including Afghan nationals, during its ongoing search operations, from various parts of Lahore.


July 23

A Police Constable was killed and at least five other Policemen, including a SHO and a Sub-Inspector, were injured in suspected terrorist attacks outside two Police stations in Lahore in Punjab.


July 23

SHO Rizwan Latif, Sub-Inspector Abdul Razzaq and Constable Muhammad Aamir, were injured when a low-intensity timed-device, fixed inside the vehicle, exploded outside the Lytton Road Police station.


July 23

Two gunmen opened fire on a Police vehicle outside the Gulshan Ravi Police station, where Muhammad Saleem, driver of the Police vehicle, as well as Constables Muhammad Naseer and Muhammad Masood received bullet injuries.

August 2

Punjab Police arrested two cadres of the militant outfit Fazal Mehsud group in Lahore in Punjab.

August 5

Foreign-made arms, including pistols and ammunition, were seized from a person returning from the US at the Lahore airport.

August 19

Two devotees were injured when a low-intensity device, thought to be a cracker, exploded at Baba Khaki Shah's shrine near Bagrian Chowk in Green Town area of Lahore.

September 1

43 persons were killed and another 230 injured in two suicide attacks and one grenade attack on a Shia procession marking Hazrat Ali's martyrdom in Lahore. LeJ Al-alami claimed responsibility for the three attacks that occurred minutes apart in Bhaati Gate locality of Lahore.

September 6

Two low-intensity roadside bombs exploded in the township locality in south Lahore. The first bomb exploded near the house of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Legal) Afzal Hussain at A1 Block, slightly damaging a car, which had been parked outside his house, but injuring no one. The second device exploded near the office of the BDS in C Block. No one was injured in the blast.

Authorities declared red alert in the night on the eve of Shab-e-Qadar (the night of emancipation) in Lahore due to the recent attacks on a religious procession in the provincial capital as well as continuous threats by terrorists.

September 9

A low-intensity explosion destroyed a Police van parked outside the Shalimar Police Station in Lahore of Punjab. Though there were no causalities, the blast spread panic among the residents of the area.

September 14

The Police in association with intelligence agencies arrested seven suspected militants, two of them said to be Tajik, and recovered from them maps of sensitive places, suicide jackets and sophisticated weapons in Raiwind of Lahore.


October 18

Three people, including two minor girls, sustained injuries in a low-intensity blast near Pakistan Muslim League House on Davies Road in Lahore, the Provincial capital of Punjab.

November 15

The JuD is openly running a public campaign to collect donations and hides of sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha festival despite Pakistan's Interior Ministry placing it on a list of 16 militant or hardline groups barred from such activities.

November 19

Unidentified assailants attacked a worship place owned by the Ahmedis in Mughalpura area of Lahore in the province of Punjab.

December 3

The CIA arrested five suspected TTP militants involved in the suicide attack on Rescue 15 Police and ISI buildings in Lahore on May 27, 2009. A CIA Police team arrested five militants in a raid carried out after a tip-off from a Ravi Park resident that terrorists were hiding in the area.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.





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