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Timeline of the deadliest terrorist attacks in Pakistan since APS

Updated June 24, 2017

The following is a timeline of terrorist attacks on Pakistani soil after the Army Public School attack which have resulted in 50 or more deaths, sorted in chronological order.

Five of the seven attacks highlighted below were religiously motivated and targeted groups of certain faiths. One attack targeted the judiciary and one targeted law enforcement personnel.

At least 60 killed in blast at Shikarpur imambargah

Security officials and police examine the site of the attack. ─ AFP/File
Security officials and police examine the site of the attack. ─ AFP/File

Date: January 30, 2015

Final casualty count: 61 dead, 50 injured.

Where: Karbala Maula Imambargah, Shikarpur.

Target: Shias gathered for Friday prayers.

Claimed by: Jundullah.


43 killed in attack on bus carrying Ismailis in Karachi

A rescue official displays casings collected from the scene of an attack on a bus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. — AP/File
A rescue official displays casings collected from the scene of an attack on a bus, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. — AP/File

Date: May 13, 2015

Final casualty count: 45 killed, 15 wounded.

Where: Safoora Chowrangi, Karachi.

Target: Ismaili community bus.

Claimed by: Jundullah.


At least 72 killed in suicide blast as terror revisits Lahore

Security officials examine the cordoned-off site of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AP/File
Security officials examine the cordoned-off site of the March 27 suicide bombing, in Lahore on March 28, 2016.─AP/File

Date: March 27, 2016

Number of casualties: 74 killed, 300 injured.

Where: Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park, Lahore.

Target: Christians celebrating Easter.

Claimed by: Jamaatul Ahrar.


70 dead as blast hits Quetta Civil Hospital after lawyer's killing

Lawyers carry the body of a colleague on a stretcher after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP/File
Lawyers carry the body of a colleague on a stretcher after a bomb explosion at a government hospital premises in Quetta on August 8, 2016.—AFP/File

Date: Aug 8, 2016

Final casualty count: 74 dead, 100 injured.

Where: Civil Hospital, Quetta.

Target: Lawyers gathered to mourn the death of Balochistan Bar Association President Bilal Anwar Kasi.

Claimed by: Jamaatul Ahrar.


61 killed in twin suicide attacks as terrorists storm police training college in Quetta

A volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta. — AP/File
A volunteer and a police officer rush an injured person to a hospital in Quetta. — AP/File

Date: October 24, 2016

Final casualty count: 61 killed, 117 injured.

Where: Police academy in Quetta.

Target: Trainee police officers.

Claimed by: Lashkar-i-Jhangvi Al-Alimi/Islamic State.


52 killed in suicide attack on Balochistan shrine

Pakistani Army troops and rescue workers examine the site of the bomb blast. ─ AP/File
Pakistani Army troops and rescue workers examine the site of the bomb blast. ─ AP/File

Date: Nov 12, 2016

Final casualty count: 52 killed, 102 injured.

Where: Shah Noorani shrine, Khuzdar.

Target: Devotees at the shrine.

Claimed by: Islamic State.


Lal Shahbaz Qalandar bombing: Death toll rises to 88, CTD to investigate

Soldiers standing before the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar after the attack. ─ APP/File
Soldiers standing before the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar after the attack. ─ APP/File

Date: Feb 16th 2017

Final casualty count: 88 killed, 250 injured.

Where: Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine, Sehwan.

Target: Devotees at the shrine.

Claimed by: Islamic State.