There are only a few terrorist attacks in Pakistan, resulting over 50 deaths. Template:Campaignbox Pakistan attacks
Winter 2003[edit | edit source]
- 28 February:- Two policemen were shot dead outside the United States consulate in Karachi, the same place where 12 people were killed by a car bomb nine months ago.
- 10 March:- Two people were injured when a masked terrorist opened indiscriminate fire on a mosque in Gulistan Colony, Faisalabad.
Summer 2003[edit | edit source]
- 8 June:- 11 Pakistani police trainees were shot dead in what is believed to have been a sectarian attack on Sariab Road, Quetta, as they all belonged to Hazara Shi'a branch of Islam. Another nine were reported wounded.
- 4 July:- At least 47 people were killed and 150 injured in an attack on a Shia mosque in the south-western Pakistani city of Quetta.
- Main article: 2003 Quetta mosque bombing
Fall 2003[edit | edit source]
- 3 October:- Six employees of Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) were killed and several others injured when their official van was fired upon on Hub River Road in Mauripur, Karachi. A Lashkar-e-Jhangvi cadre was officially charged.
- 6 October:- Maulana Azam Tariq, chief of the Millat-i-Islamia (formerly Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan) and MNA, was assassinated by unidentified gunmen along with four others as his car drove into the capital, Islamabad.
- 14 December:- President Pervez Musharraf survived an assassination attempt when a powerful bomb went off minutes after his highly-guarded convoy crossed a bridge in Rawalpindi. Musharraf was apparently saved by a jamming device in his limousine that prevented the remote controlled explosives from blowing up the bridge as his convoy passed over it.
- 25 December:- Another attempt was carried on the president 11 days later when two suicide bombers tried to assassinate Musharraf, but their car bombs failed to kill the president; 16 others nearby died instead. Musharraf escaped with only a cracked windscreen on his car. Militant Amjad Farooqi was apparently suspected as being the mastermind behind these attempts, and was killed by Pakistani forces in 2004 after an extensive manhunt.
References[edit | edit source]
- Phil Reeves. "Police officers killed in gun attack outside US consulate in Karachi" The Independent, 1 March 2003
- "Two injured in Faisalabad mosque attack" Dawn, 10 March 2003
- "Police massacre in Pakistan" BBC News, 8 June 2003
- "47 killed in Quetta mosque attack" Daily Times, 5 July 2003
- "Evidence concluded in Suparco killing case" Dawn, 24 June 2005
- "Azam Tariq gunned down in Islamabad" Dawn, 7 October 2003
- Near miss for Musharraf convoy BBC News
- Musharraf survives second assassination attempt in two weeks CBC Canada
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