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.
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.
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December 26, 1998 |
A bomb exploded earlier this week inside a Roman Catholic church in Karachi, Pakistan, causing an injury and destruction. Police said the explosion Tuesday occurred at St. Patrick's Cathedral in southern Karachi minutes after the congregation celebrated Mass. Most people had departed when the bomb went off, witnesses said. One woman was reported wounded.
June 7, 1998 |
A powerful bomb tore through a cross-country passenger train today as it traveled through southern Sindh province in Pakistan, killing 20 people and wounding 25 others, many seriously. The train was barely three miles outside Sukkur, 120 miles north of the provincial capital of Karachi, when the bomb shattered the train, police officials said. The train was headed toward the northwest frontier city of Peshawar when the explosion occurred shortly before dawn, officials said.
June 6, 1998 |
A bomb tore through a movie theater in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, killing three and injuring 10. At least four of the injured were in critical condition, and officials said the death toll could rise. About 50 people were in the theater when the bomb went off. No one immediately claimed responsibility, but the government blamed neighboring India. "This act was done by Indians," said Miraj Din, a spokesman for the ruling Pakistan Muslim League. "We were expecting something like this."
March 15, 1998 |
Pakistan has "conclusive" proof that neighboring India masterminded two bombings that killed 20 people and wounded dozens more, the information minister said Saturday. Mushahid Hussain blamed India's security agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, or RAW, for last week's bombings on passenger trains in eastern Punjab province, which borders India. India rejected the charges. Several people have been arrested.
March 10, 1998 |
A bomb exploded on a train in Punjab province, killing at least five people and injuring 20. A railway official said the train was traveling to Lahore, the capital of Punjab, from Kasur, about 31 miles to the south. The blast followed an explosion Monday aboard an express train in Punjab in which at least seven people died and 35 were wounded. Punjab province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said the train blasts were "part of conspiracies of anti-Pakistan elements."
January 26, 1998 |
Three separate bombings rocked Pakistan's eastern province of Punjab, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, some critically, authorities said. The first of the three occurred near Gujranwala, 120 miles southeast of Islamabad, the capital, when a bomb ripped away the rear portion of a passenger bus, leaving 25 people injured, four of them seriously.
June 29, 1997 |
At least four people, were killed, three of them children, and five wounded Saturday in a bomb blast in Pakistan's troubled port city of Karachi, ambulance and hospital sources said. Police said the explosion occurred in front of a house in the congested Sherabad district and killed three children, ages 7, 8 and 12. The fourth victim remained unidentified. Five people, including two women, were reportedly wounded. "It was a bomb blast. That's all we know at present," a police officer said.
January 19, 1997 |
A powerful bomb exploded Saturday outside a courthouse where leaders of a militant Sunni Muslim group were on trial. Police and journalists were among the 25 people killed and dozens wounded. No one claimed responsibility for the bombing in this eastern Pakistani city. Police and supporters of the Sunni group Guardians of the Friends of the Prophet blamed rival Shiite Muslims.