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Timeline of attacks on shrines in Pakistan

Published Feb 17, 2017 07:00am

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March 19, 2005

At least 35 people were killed and many injured when a suicide bomber attacked the shrine of Pir Rakhel Shah in the remote village of Fatehpur located in Jhal Magsi district.

May 27, 2005

Around 20 people, including a suspected suicide bomber, were killed and nearly 100 others injured in a powerful blast during a majlis at the Bari Imam shrine in Islamabad.

March 5, 2009

The shrine of 17th century Sufi poet Rahman Baba was bombed by militants in Peshawar. There were no casualties, but the structure of the shrine was damaged.

June 17, 2010

A police constable was killed and three others were injured when assailants opened fire at them in Golra Sharif, on the outskirts of Islamabad.

July 1, 2010

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Data Darbar which was packed with worshippers in Lahore. At least 37 people were killed in the blast.

October 7, 2010

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up at the Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine in Karachi, killing at least eight people and leaving more than 60 injured.

October 25, 2010

At least six people were killed in a bomb blast outside the shrine of 12th century Sufi saint, Baba Farid, in Pakpattan.

March 7, 2011

Around 11 people were killed in a blast at the shrine of Akhund Panju Baba at Akbarpur-Taro Jaba in Nowshera district.

April 3, 2011

Fifty people died after two suicide bombers attacked the Sakhi Sarwar shrine in Dera Ghazi Khan.

June 21, 2012

An IED blast at Punj Peer in Hazarkhwani, Peshawar, left three people dead and 22 others injured.

October 28, 2012

A suicide attack on the shrine of Kaka Sahib in Nowshera left three people dead and 25 injured.

December 11, 2012

The Taliban targeted shrines of Sufi saints Sheikh Nisa Baba and Sheikh Bahadur Baba in Khyber Agency.

June 21, 2014

A blast at the shine of Baba Nangay Shah in Islamabad left more than 60 people injured.

October 15, 2014

Blast at the shrine of Abdul Qadus Shah, also known as Hazrat Baba, at Peshtakhara in Peshawar.

November 13, 2016

More than 50 people were killed and 102 injured in a bombing at the shrine of Shah Noorani in Khuzdar.

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Published in Dawn, February 17th, 2017