Pakistan’s Terrorist Attacks Ahead of Elections: A TimelineFaseeh Mangi
Following is a list of terrorist attacks ahead of general elections scheduled for May 11.
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, Balochistan, 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.