Pakistan Terrorist Attacks Before General Elections: A Timeline
Following is a list of terrorist attacks before the general elections scheduled for May 11.
April 28: A bomb strapped to a bicycle exploded outside the office of independent candidate Nasir Khan Afridi in Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, killing three and injuring 20.
April 28: An election convoy of Awami National Party was targeted with a remote-controlled bomb, leaving one dead and 13 injured in Swabi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
April 28: A time bomb went off near election offices of candidates Awami National Party Khursheed Begum and independent Noor Akbar Khan in Kohat town of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, killing five and injuring 23.
April 27: Two attacks within minutes of each other near Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s office in Karachi left at least three dead and 27 injured.
April 27: A bomb exploded at a corner meeting of Pakistan Peoples’ Party in Karachi killing at least two and injuring 15.
April 26: A bomb attack on an election rally in Pakistan’s commercial hub of Karachi killed nine people and injured 24, police said. Attack targeted Awami National Party election candidate Bashir Jan.
April 26: Hand grenades are hurled and rockets are fired at a rally of nationalist party Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) in Bolan district, Baluchistan.
April 25: Bomb fitted into motorcycle explodes in front of Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s office in Karachi, killing 6 and injuring 8.
April 25: A hand grenade is hurled at the election office of Pakistan Peoples’ Party in Nushki, Baluchistan, injuring two people.
April 24: Five bombings in the southwestern city of Quetta in two days kill six and injure 52.
April 23: Bomb attack in Karachi near a roadside camp of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement kills 2 and hurts 15.
April 23: Pakistani police find a car packed with explosives near the Islamabad residence of former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, where he is being kept under house arrest.
April 17: Awami National Party’s Farooq Khan escapes unhurt after a bomb blast targeted his vehicle in the northwestern city of Charsadda.
April 16: A bomb blast near a political rally for the Awami National Party in Peshawar kills at least eight people and injures 40.
April 16: A roadside bomb targeting a regional chief from former premier Nawaz Sharif’s party kills at least four, including the son and brother of Baluchistan provincial president Sardar Sanaullah Zehri.
April 14: Syed Masoom Shah, an election candidate of the Awami National Party, is injured along with three other people in a blast at a rally in Charsadda. In another incident, a local leader of the same party is shot dead in the northwestern Swat Valley.
April 11: Fakhrul Islam, a candidate of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement, is killed in a gun attack in Hyderabad.
April 3: Adnan Aslam, a candidate from the Pakistan Peoples’ Party, is killed in a gun attack in Karachi.
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