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Timeline of deadliest insurgent attacks in Pakistan since 2007

Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups in the country since 2007.

world Updated: Nov 13, 2016 20:03 IST
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Pakistani mourners surround the coffin of a relative killed in a bomb attack on the Shah Noorani Sufi shrine ahead of his funeral in Karachi on November 13, 2016. At least 52 people died and more than 100 others were injured November 12 in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, with the Islamic State group claiming the attack.
Pakistani mourners surround the coffin of a relative killed in a bomb attack on the Shah Noorani Sufi shrine ahead of his funeral in Karachi on November 13, 2016. At least 52 people died and more than 100 others were injured November 12 in a bomb blast at a remote Sufi shrine in Pakistan, officials said, with the Islamic State group claiming the attack. (AFP)

At least 52 people were killed and dozens more wounded when a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up at a Sufi shrine in the Khuzdar district of the troubled south-western province of Balochistan.

Here is a list of major attacks by militant groups in the country since 2007:

2007

October 18: Bomb attacks targeting former premier Benazir Bhutto kill 139 people in Karachi as she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years. Bhutto herself dies in a gun and suicide attack on December 27.

2008

August 21: Twin suicide attacks kill 64 people outside Pakistan’s main arms factory at Wah near Islamabad.

September 20: Sixty people are killed when a suicide truck bomb destroys part of the five-star Marriott hotel in Islamabad.

2009

October 28: A car bomb rips apart a market in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing 125 people.

December 7-9: At least 66 people die in four attacks at a market in Lahore, Pakistan’s second biggest city.

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2010

January 1: A suicide car bomb kills 101 people at a village volleyball game in the northwestern district of Bannu.

May 28: Gunmen and suicide bombers storm mosques belonging to the Ahmadi religious minority in Lahore, killing 82 people.

July 9: A suicide bomber kills 105 people in a busy market in the northwestern tribal district of Mohmand.

September 3: A suicide attack kills 59 at a Shiite Muslim rally in Quetta.

November 5: A suicide bomber kills 68 people during Friday prayers in the northwest’s Darra Adam Khel area.

Updated map of Pakistan showing major militant attacks since 2007, after the November 12 attack on a Sufi shrine in the Khuzdar district. (AFP)

2011

April 3: Fifty die after two suicide bombers attack a Sufi shrine in the central town of Dera Ghazi Khan.

May 13: Two suicide bombers kill at least 98 people outside a police training centre in Charsadda.

2013

January 10: A double suicide attack on a snooker club kills 92 in a district of Quetta populated by Shiite Hazaras.

February 16: A bomb at a market at Hazara Town, a Shiite neighbourhood near Quetta, kills 89.

March 3: A car bomb explodes in a Shiite neighbourhood in Karachi, killing 45.

September 22: Eighty-two people die when two suicide bombers attack a church in Peshawar after a Sunday service.

2014

November 2: Fifty-five people are killed by a suicide bomber at the main Pakistan-India border crossing.

December 16: Taliban insurgents storm an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 154 people, most of them children.

Read | Islamic State group flourishes and recruits in Pakistan

2015

January 30: Sixty-one people are killed as a suicide bomber hits a Shiite mosque in Shikarpur in southern Pakistan.

May 13: The first attack officially claimed by the Islamic State group in Pakistan kills 45 Shiite Muslims in Karachi.

2016

March 27: Seventy-five people are killed and hundreds injured in an explosion that targets Christians near a park in Lahore.

August 8: At least 73 people die and dozens are wounded when a blast tears through mourners at a hospital in Quetta.

October 25: A brutal gun and suicide bomb assault on a police academy in southwestern Balochistan kills 61 people, the deadliest strike on a security installation in the country’s history that is jointly claimed by the Islamic State group and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.

November 12: At least 52 pilgrims are killed, including many women and children, at a shrine in Balochistan. The attack, carried out by a teenage suicide bomber, is the second claimed by IS in as many months.