TIMELINE - Attacks destabilise strife-torn
Sun Apr 5, 2009 10:50am BST
(Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up in a religious centre for minority Shi'ite Muslims in central
Militant violence has surged in nuclear-armed
October 19, 2007 - At least 139 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack on former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's motorcade as she is driven through the financial capital of
December 21 - A suicide bomber kills at least 41 people in a mosque in Charsadda district, in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), during the Muslim Eid festival prayers.
December 27 - Bhutto is killed in a gun and bomb attack after a rally in northern garrison town of
February 29, 2008 - A suicide attack on a police funeral kills 40 people in the turbulent northwestern district of Swat, 160 km (100 miles) from
March 2 - At least 40 people are killed as suicide bomber attacks a gathering of tribal elders in Darra Adam Khel, a northwestern tribal region.
March 11 - Two suicide car bombers kill 24, most of them in an attack on a government security office in the country's second largest city,
March 15 - A bomb attack at an Italian restaurant in
August 19 - Suspected suicide bomber kills 23 in compound of hospital in Dera Ismail Khan in the NWFP, southwest of
August 21 - Two suicide bombers blow themselves up outside the main defence industry complex in Wah, 30 km (18 miles) northwest of
September 20 - Suicide truck bomb attack blamed on Islamist militants kills 55 people, destroys Marriott hotel in
December 5 - A car bomb kills at least 20 people and wounds scores in
December 28 - At least 30 people are killed in a suicide car bomb blast at a polling station near Buner, in the NWFP, during a by-election for a provincial assembly.
February 5, 2009 - At least 24 people are killed in a suspected suicide bombing near Shi'ite mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan, central
February 20 - Suicide bomber kills 27 people and wounds 65 in an attack on a funeral procession for a Shi'ite Muslim killed a day earlier in Dera Ismail Khan.
March 3 - Gunmen attack a bus carrying
March 27 - A suicide bomber kills 37 people when he blows himself up in a crowded Pakistani mosque near the Afghan border. Among the dead are 14 policemen and paramilitary soldiers.
March 30 - Militants armed with guns and grenades storm a police training centre in
April 5 - A suicide bomber blows himself up in a religious centre for minority Shi'ite Muslims in Chakwal in central
(Writing by David Cutler and Carl Bagh; Additional writing by Jijo Jacob, Editing by Dean Yates)
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