Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Major militant attacks in Pakistan in October

A look at the major attacks in Pakistan this month:

_ Oct. 28: A car bomb explodes in a crowded market in main northwest city of Peshawar, killing at least 100 people.

_ Oct. 23: A suicide bomber kills seven people close to a major air force complex in northwestern Pakistan.

_ Oct. 22: Militants shoot and kill a senior army officer and a soldier in a residential part of the capital, Islamabad.

_ Oct. 20: Two suicide bombers attack the International Islamic University in Islamabad, killing six people.

_ Oct. 16: Three suicide attackers hit a police station in Peshawar, killing 13.

_ Oct. 15: Teams of gunmen attack three security facilities in the eastern city of Lahore, leaving at least 28 people dead, including the nine militants, while car bombs kill 11 people in northwestern Kohat district and a 6-year-old boy in Peshawar.

_ Oct. 12: A suicide car bomb explodes near a market in the northwestern Shangla district, killing 41, including six security officers.

_ Oct. 10: A raid on the army headquarters in Rawalpindi leads to a 22-hour standoff that leaves nine militants and 14 others dead.

_ Oct. 9: A suicide car bomb in busy market area in Peshawar kills 53 people.

_ Oct. 5: A bomber dressed as a security official kills five staff members at the U.N. food agency's headquarters in Islamabad.

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