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Major attacks in Pakistan since July 2007

world Updated: Mar 27, 2009 18:05 IST

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At least 48 people were killed on Friday when a suicide bomber attacked a packed mosque in the northwest Pakistani town of Jamrud, on the fabled Khyber pass linking the country with Afghanistan.

The following is a list of major attacks in Pakistan since July 2007, when the military stormed the Islamist-occupied Red Mosque in Islamabad:

2007 July 15: Suicide attacks kill at least 47 people in northwest Pakistan, including 26 at a police recruitment centre

July 19: Three suicide attacks kill more than 50 people. The deadliest targets Chinese workers in southwestern Pakistan, but kills only locals

October 18: Bomb attacks targeting two-time former premier Benazir Bhutto kill at least 139 people in Karachi, just hours after she returns to Pakistan for the first time in eight years. She survives unhurt

December 21: At least 50 are killed in an attack on a mosque in the northwest of the country

December 27: A gun and suicide bomb attack kills Bhutto and nearly two dozen of her supporters as she leaves a campaign rally in Rawalpindi. The interior ministry later says another 58 people died in a wave of unrest triggered by the former premier's assassination

February 16, 2008: Suicide car bomber strikes a rally by Bhutto's party in the northwestern tribal town of Parachinar, killing 37

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

March 10: Suicide attackers detonate two huge truck bombs in Lahore, killing 26 people and partly demolishing the Federal Investigation Agency building in the city

July 6: Suicide bomber kills 15 people in an attack on police in Islamabad during a rally to mark the anniversary of an army raid on the radical Red Mosque

August 21: Twin suicide attacks kill at least 57 people outside Pakistan's main arms factory in Wah, near Islamabad

September 6: Suicide bomber kills 33 people at a security checkpoint near Peshawar, the capital of North West Frontier Province

September 20: At least 60 people are killed when a suicide attacker rammed a massive truck bomb into the gates of the five-star Marriott hotel in Islamabad

October 10: A suicide bomber blows himself up at a meeting of anti-Taliban tribal leaders in a Pakistani region of Orakzai district, killing at least 40 people

December 5: At least 27 people are killed and dozens injured when two bomb blasts struck crowded markets in northwest Pakistan

December 28: At least 41 people are killed in a bomb blast at a polling station in the town of Buner on the edge of the Swat valley in northwest Pakistan.

February 5, 2009: 35 people are killed when a suspected suicide bombing hits a crowd of Shiite worshippers outside a Pakistani mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan

February 20: Thirty people are killed in a suicide bombing at a funeral procession for an assassinated local Shiite Muslim leader in Dera Ismail Khan in northwest Pakistan

March 27: A suicide bomber attacks a packed mosque in northwest Pakistan at prayer time, killing 48 people and wounding dozens more in the northwest town of Jamrud