Pakistan Terrorist Attacks Before General Elections: A Timeline

Following is a list of terrorist attacks before the general elections scheduled for May 11.

April 30: Abdul Fatah, independent candidate from Baluchistan, is shot dead in Jhal Magsi.

April 29: A bomb explodes near an election office of the Awami National Party in Charsadda, killing one person and injuring 15.

April 29: A suicide bomber blows himself up near a bus stand in Peshawar, killing 9 and injuring 43. Two employees of the Afghan consulate are among the dead.

April 28: A bomb strapped to a bicycle explodes 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 is targeted with a remote-controlled bomb, leaving one dead and 13 injured in Swabi, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

April 28: A bomb explodes near election offices of Khursheed Begum from the Awami National Party and independent candidate Noor Akbar Khan in Kohat town of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, killing five and injuring 23.

April 27: Awami National Party’s local leader Ghazi Gul is shot dead by gunmen near his residence in Karachi.

April 27: Two attacks within minutes of each other near Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s office in Karachi leave at least three dead and 27 injured.

April 27: A bomb explodes 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 kills nine people and injures 24. Attack targets Awami National Party election candidate Bashir Jan.

April 26: Hand grenades are hurled and rockets fired at a rally of Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (F) party 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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