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Timeline of major attacks in Pakistan in 2008

world Updated: Jun 02, 2008 14:55 IST

A suicide car bombing outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad on Monday was the first attack targeting foreigners in months in Pakistan.

Here is a list of major attacks since the start of 2008:

January 7: A suicide bomber blows up his car near a Pakistan army base in the troubled northwestern valley of Swat, wounding a soldier.

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

January 14: Ten people are killed in a bomb attack at a crowded street market in Karachi, one of three blasts across Pakistan on the same night. The other two explosions caused no fatalities.

January 15: A suicide bomber blows himself up outside a Pakistani paramilitary post in the Mohmand tribal district, causing no casualties.

January 17: A young suicide attacker blows himself up at a packed Shiite Muslim mosque in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing eight people.

January 23: One man is killed and another injured when a suicide bomber blows himself up near a checkpost in the Khyber tribal area bordering Afghanistan.

February 1: A suicide car bomber kills seven troops at a checkpost in the tribal zone of North Waziristan, near the site of a US missile strike earlier in the week that killed a top Al-Qaeda commander.

February 4: A suicide bomber rams a motorcycle into a bus carrying army medical staff in Rawalpindi, killing at least five people and injuring 25.

February 9: A suicide bomber blows himself up at an opposition election rally in the town of Charsadda in northwestern Pakistan, killing 25 people.

February 11: A suicide bomb targeting an independent election candidate kills at least nine other people in the tribal region of North Waziristan.

February 16: A suicide car bomber strikes a rally by slain former premier Benazir Bhutto's party in the northwestern tribal town of Parachinar, killing 37 people and wounding 93.

Hours later, another suicide attacker detonates an explosives-laden vehicle outside an army media centre, killing two civilians.

February 22: A roadside bomb rips through cars carrying wedding guests in Swat, killing at least 14 people.

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

February 29: Forty-four people are killed by a suicide bomber in Mingora, the main town in Swat, during the funeral of three policemen killed by a roadside bomb earlier in the day.

March 1: A suicide bomber kills two people after ramming his vehicle into a security vehicle in the Bajaur tribal region.

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

March 4: Two suicide bombers attack the Pakistan Naval War College in Lahore, killing five people and wounding 19.

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.

March 15: A blast at an Italian restaurant in Islamabad kills a Turkish woman and wounds 10 others, including four agents from the US Federal Investigation Agency.

May 19: Taliban suicide bomber kills 13 people at an army bakery in the northwestern town of Mardan in retaliation for a US missile strike on a militant hideout.

July 2: Suicide car bomb outside the Danish embassy in Islamabad kills at least eight people, according to state television.