November 11, 2009 |
A car bomb blast tore through a crowded market in a city near Peshawar today and killed 34 people, the third terrorist attack to strike the area in three days. The blast occurred in Charsadda, about 25 miles northeast of Peshawar. More than 50 people were injured in the suspected suicide bombing, said Charsadda police official Riaz Khan. As Pakistani troops continued to battle Taliban militants in the South Waziristan region along the Afghan border, authorities have failed to stem the tide of retaliatory violence that militants have inflicted on the country.
May 23, 2009 |
A powerful car bomb blast at a movie house in the northwestern city of Peshawar killed six people Friday and injured 75, raising fears here that gains made by Pakistani troops against Taliban militants entrenched in the volatile Swat Valley will be answered with a wave of attacks in urban areas. The explosion outside the Tasveer Mahal cinema on one of Peshawar's most traffic-choked streets was the second in a week in the provincial capital. On Saturday, a car bomb killed 13 people.
March 28, 2009 |
A suicide bombing destroyed a mosque in Pakistan near the Afghan border Friday, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 100, officials and witnesses said. Scores of people were missing in the rubble. The attack, near the town of Jamrud in the Khyber tribal area, came on the holiest day of the Muslim week, as the mosque was packed with worshipers. In the aftermath of the blast, prayer caps, cellphones and sandals lay scattered on the rocky ground.
February 26, 2008 |
In separate deadly attacks Monday, a suicide bomber killed the army's surgeon general and seven other people, and gunmen burst into the offices of a British-based aid group in northern Pakistan, shooting four local staffers to death and burning down their building.
September 22, 2006 |
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said the U.S. threatened to bomb his country back to the Stone Age if he did not assist the administration's war on terrorism. The threat was delivered after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, by Richard L. Armitage, then deputy secretary of State, to Musharraf's intelligence director, the Pakistani leader told CBS' "60 Minutes" for Sunday's broadcast. Musharraf said the intelligence chief quoted Armitage as saying, "Be prepared to be bombed.
March 20, 2005 |
A bomb exploded Saturday as minority Shiite Muslims congregated at a shrine in a remote town in southwestern Pakistan. At least 27 people were killed and 18 wounded, police said. Thousands of worshipers were at the shrine of a Shiite saint near the town of Naseerabad, about 210 miles south of Quetta in restive Baluchistan province, when the bomb went off outside, said Mubarak Ali, a local police official.