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Pakistan’s Week of Terror: 6 Blasts in One Week Kill Close to 100 

In Peshawar, Lahore and Sehwan, Pakistan has lost dozens of lives in a series of terror attacks since Monday.

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Pakistan’s Week of Terror: 6 Blasts in One Week Kill Close to 100 
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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.

(With inputs from AP)

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