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.
April 30, 1996 |
Opposition leader Nawaz Sharif accused Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto of failing to maintain law and order after a bomb blast in a bus killed at least 37 people in Punjab province on Sunday. Sharif also challenged Bhutto to name the "foreign elements" she blamed for the blast that occurred about 30 miles southwest of the provincial capital, Lahore, on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
April 29, 1996 |
In the deadliest attack in a string of mysterious terrorist assaults in Pakistan, a bomb hidden in the gas tank of a crowded bus exploded Sunday, killing more than 50 passengers and injuring two dozen others, Pakistani officials and media said. The bus was carrying residents of Punjab province home for Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice and the most important feast in the Muslim calendar.
January 28, 1996 |
Fanning already high tensions on the subcontinent, India on Saturday tested a nuclear-capable missile, and Kashmiris massed by the thousands to mourn the victims of what Pakistani officials called a deadly rocket attack by India on a mosque. Indian officials denied that they had fired projectiles into Pakistani-held territory.
January 27, 1996 |
Indian rockets slammed into a mosque in a remote Pakistani border village Friday, killing at least 18 Muslim worshipers and seriously injuring 20 others, a news agency reported. The state-run Associated Press of Pakistan said two Indian rockets hit the mosque in Forward Kahuta, 180 miles northeast of the capital, Islamabad. The report could not be independently confirmed.
December 22, 1995 |
A powerful car bomb exploded in a busy marketplace in Peshawar, setting the city's most fashionable store on fire and killing at least 25 people; 100 others were wounded, police and hospital officials said. No one immediately claimed responsibility. Peshawar's Saddar Street market has both outdoor stalls and larger stores such as the three-story Wadood & Sons department store, which was engulfed in flames. Maj.