August 23, 1988 |
The most important development in international terrorism last year was a series of high-casualty bombings carried out by Afghan government agents against targets in Pakistan, the State Department said Monday. In its annual report on global terrorism, the State Department said the bombing campaign by Afghanistan's Soviet-trained intelligence service killed 234 people and wounded another 1,200 in Pakistan last year.
January 4, 1999 |
A powerful bomb Sunday shattered a bridge and killed four people shortly before Prime Minister was to cross it. Police said a delay aat home saved the leader from the assassination attempt. The government said the bombing, which also left three people wounded and two missing in ruble, was carried out by an ethnic part formerly allied with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The roar of the 10 a.m.
November 12, 1999 |
At least four explosions rocked downtown Islamabad today, police and witnesses said, with one blast near the U.S. Embassy and another outside an American cultural center. At least two people were wounded, police said. An Associated Press reporter saw a car burning outside the cultural center. Police said it was apparently a car bomb, and firefighters were working to put out the flames. The explosion near the embassy also was apparently a car bomb, police said. A U.N.
February 6, 2000 |
A bomb ripped through a passenger train in southern Pakistan, killing at least four people and wounding more than 40, police said. A second bomb in eastern Pakistan killed one and injured 13, authorities said. No one claimed responsibility for either bombing. The first bomb went off shortly after the train pulled out of the station in Hyderabad, about 100 miles northeast of the port city of Karachi. One train car was badly damaged, according to witnesses.
September 20, 2000 |
A powerful bomb placed in a crate of grapes ripped through a crowded market, killing 16 people and wounding more than 80 in Islamabad, Pakistan's capital, police said. The blast was the deadliest of 40 bombings that have rocked Pakistani cities this year. The government has blamed rival India for many of the previous attacks, and India has consistently denied any involvement.
November 28, 2000 |
Three bombs exploded in eastern Punjab province, killing a 4-year-old and injuring at least 24 other people, police said. Two bombs went off within minutes of each other at a bus stop in Lahore, the provincial capital. Fourteen people were hurt, the police said. The third bomb ripped through a crowded market in Muridke, about 18 miles to the northwest, killing one person and injuring 10 others. A 4-year-old boy lost both legs in the explosion and later died, doctors said.