Pakistan’s Week of Terror: 6 Blasts in One Week Kill Close to 100
Starting from as early as 2 February, when two policemen were killed in Balochistan, to an attack at a crowded Sufi shrine by a suicide bomber in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing at least 72 people and wounding dozens, Pakistan has been shook by close to a dozen bombings this month.
The attack on the Sufi shrine adds to the the wave of bombings this week across the South Asian nation.
Here’s a visual narrative of four most deadly attacks in Pakistan in the last five days.
Lahore: 13 February, At Least 13 Dead
A deadly bombing took place in Lahore on 13 February when a large bomb struck a protest rally in the eastern city of Lahore, killing many people and wounding others.
A local police official said the blast occurred when a man on a motorcycle rammed into the crowd of hundreds of pharmacists, who were protesting new amendments to a law governing drug sales.
Lahore: 14 February, Over 12 Dead
On 14 February, there was another deadly blast in Lahore when a breakaway Taliban faction executed a suicide bombing during a funeral in Lahore.
Markets and businesses were closed across much of Pakistan’s Punjab province on the 14th in mourning for over a dozen people killed in the bombing.
Peshawar: 15 February, Over 20 Dead
Next came the Peshawar attack on 15 February when a Taliban suicide bombing targeted the administrative headquarters of a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan. The attack killed scores of policemen and two passers-by, according to officials.
Peshawar: Twin Suicide Bombings on 15 February, 6 Dead
The same day, Peshawar also witnessed twin suicide bombings in northwestern Pakistan. They killed at least 6 people, following an almost three-month-long lull in the volatile region. A breakaway Taliban faction claimed responsibility for one of the attacks.
Sehwan: 16 February, 72 Dead
An ISIS suicide bomber targeted worshippers at a famous shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing dozens of worshippers and leaving hundreds of people wounded, officials said.
Pakistani security forces arrested dozens of suspects in sweeping raids a day after the massive bombing claimed by ISIS group killed dozens of worshippers at the famed Sufi shrine in a southern province.