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Sectarian attacks in mosques in Pakistan, 2000-2017

Sectarian Attacks on mosques in Pakistan: 2002-2017

Year
Incidents
Killed
Injured
2002
1
1
0
2003
3
65
66
2004
7
89
372
2005
2
8
23
2006
0
0
0
2007
5
87
156
2008
9
98
238
2009
15
273
672
2010
10
274
385
2011
9
69
172
2012
18
82
102
2013
9
159
293
2014
7
14
75
2015
6
111
157
2016
1
37
37
2017
1
1
0
Total*
103
1368
2748
*Data till November 19, 2017

2017

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

April 7

Sabzazar / Lahore / Punjab

One veterinary doctor Prof. Dr. Ashfaq Ahmed (68) who belongs to Ahmadi community was shot dead in a sectarian target killing in the Sabzazar area of Lahore in Punjab.

1

0

Total*

1

0

*Data till November 19, 2017

2016

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

September 16

Pekhan Killay / Anbar / Mohmand Agency / FATA

A suicide bomber killed at least 36 people and wounded more than 37 others as they attended Friday prayers at a mosque in Pekhan Killay area of Anbar tehsil in Mohmand Agency of FATA.

37

37

Total*

37

37

2015

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

January 9

Chittian Hattian / Rawalpindi / Punjab

Eight persons were killed and 25 others wounded in a bomb blast on Imambargah Aun Muhammad Rizvi at Chittian Hattian locality of Rawalpindi city of Punjab.

8

25

2

January 9

Kalaya / Orakzai Agency / FATA

One soldier was killed and five others injured in a rocket attack on a mosque of military centre in Kalaya area of Orakzai Agency in FATA. The militants fired two rockets at mosque in the Military Headquarters when Friday prayer was underway.

1

5

3

January 30

Lakhi Dar / Shikarpur / Sindh

At least 61 Shias were killed and 50 others were injured in a bomb explosion at Karbala Maula Imambargah in Lakhi Dar area of Shikarpur District in Sindh.

61

50

4

February 13

Hayatabad / Peshawar / KP

At least 22 Shia persons were killed and another 50 were injured during a gun and bomb attack at an Imambargah in Phase-5 locality of Hayatabad area in Peshawar, the provincial capital of KP when suicide attackers and gunmen -dressed in police uniform - attacked worshippers offering Friday prayers.

24

50

5

February 18

Kurri Road / New Shakrial / Rawalpindi / Punjab

At least four Shias were killed and six others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during evening prayers at the mosque in Qasr-e-Sakina Imambargah (Shia place of commemoration) located on Kurri Road in New Shakrial area of Rawalpindi in Punjab.

5

6

6 October 22

Bhaag / Bolan / Balochistan

At least 12 people were killed while 21 others received injuries when a blast ripped through an Imambargah in Bhaag area of Bolan District in Balochistan.

12
21

Total*

111

157

2014

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

January 10

Karachi / Sindh

Three people, including prayer leader Maulana Iqrar and two students of the seminary, identified as Salahuddin (16), and Naseer (17), were injured in a bomb blast at the rooftop of Jannat Masjid in Gulshan-e-Ghazi area of Al-Falah Society in Malir Town.

0

3

2

January 16

Pajaggi Road / Peshawar / KP

At least ten people were killed and more than 60 others were injured in the evening when a bomb exploded at a Tablighi Markaz on Pajaggi Road in Peshawar.

10

60

3

February 15

Kuchi bazaar / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified persons attacked an Imambargah in Kuchi bazaar area of old Peshawar city with a hand grenade, damaging the place.

0

0

4

February 23

Peerabad / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A man, identified as Ali Yar (50), was killed and two others, identified as Ishaq (8) and Muhammad Shahid (35), were injured in a firing incident at a mosque in Peerabad area of Orangi Town in Karachi of Sindh.

1

2

5

May 13

Bafa / Mansehra / KP

Unidentified militants blew up a Shia mosque in an Imambargah (Shia place of commemoration) of Hazrat Ali in Bafa village of Mansehra District.

0

0

6 October 28

Federal B / Karachi / Sind

A nine-month-old girl died and eight people suffered injuries in an explosion caused by a hand grenade hurled outside an Imambargah in the Federal B area of Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh.

1
8
7 November 10

Sadiqabad / Rawalpindi / Punjab

Two Police Constables, identified as Muhammad Waheed and Qamar Shah, were killed and two others, identified as Adeel and Yasir, were injured when unidentified militants opened fire on them while they were stationed outside an Imambargah within the limits of Sadiqabad Police Station in Rawalpindi District.

2
2

Total

14

75

 

2013

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

March 3

Abbas town / Karachi / Sindh

At least 48 persons were killed and another 70 were injured in a huge explosion that ripped through a Shia-majority neighbourhood in Karachi (Karachi District), the provincial capital of Sindh. Worshippers were offering Maghribain prayers at an Imambargah in Abbas town when the bomb went off.  

48

70

2

June 21

Gulshan Colony / Peshawar / KP

15 Shia persons were killed and 25 others were injured in a suicide attack at an Imambargah in largely Shia area of Gulshan Colony in Peshawar (Peshawar District), the provincial capital of KP.

16

25

3

June 30

Aliabad / Hazara Town / Quetta / Balochistan

At least 28 persons were killed and 60 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near an Imambargah in Aliabad area of Hazara Town in Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan. According to CCPO, the suicide bomber detonated the explosive strapped to his body when he was stopped from entering the premises of the Imambargah Abu Talib.

29

60

4

July 26

Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 48 persons were killed and 100 others were injured in a coordinated twin suicide attacks at Parachinar in the Kurram Agency of FATA. Suicide bombers on motorcycles blew themselves up within a minute of each other outside an Imambargah in Parachinar bazaar.

50

100

5

August 29

Jamshed Town / Karachi / Sindh

A cleric, identified as Ahmed Nadeem Farooqi, was shot dead inside a mosque on Jamshed Road within the limits of Jamshed Quarter Police Station in Jamshed Town.

1

0

6

September 19

Majeed Colony / Landhi / Karachi / Sindh

Three Shia people were killed and 12 others were injured when unidentified militants hurled hand grenades at an Imambargah in Majeed Colony of Landhi Town in Karachi District, the provincial capital of Sindh. 

3

12

7

November 9

Gujranwala / Punjab

At least three people were killed when gunmen opened fire on two Imambargahs in Gujranwala. According to Police reports, the first incident took place close to dawn when unidentified gunmen opened fire as Muhammad Yousuf, the prayer leader of the Qasr-i-Abu Talib Imambargah in Mominpura area, had just finished leading Fajr prayers. Yousuf and another person present at the mosque died on the spot.  A short while later, gunmen entered the Qasr-i-Zainabiya Imambargah in Shahrukh Colony located a short distance from the first mosque and opened indiscriminate firing, killing worshiper Syed Javed on the spot.

3

0

8

December 17

Gracy Line / Rawalpindi / Punjab

Four persons, including a SI, were killed while 13 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a sectarian attack outside an Imambargah in Gracy Line area near airport in Rawalpindi District of Punjab.

5

13

9

December 24

Qasba Colony / Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A bomb exploded outside Azakhana-e-Kauser Imambargah in Qasba Colony area of Orangi Town in Karachi of Sindh, killing at least four people and injuring 13 others.

4

13

Total

159

293

2012

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

February 1

Gulshan-e-Iqbal / Karachi / Sindh

A private security guard and a suspected militant were wounded in a clash that took place outside the Madinatul-Ilm-Imambargah in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area of Karachi in Sindh in an attempt to foil a sectarian attack at the Imambargah.

0

2

2

February 3

Motharey / Tirah Valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

The main mosque was blown up in Motharey area of Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency of FATA.

0

0

3

February 17

Kurmi bazaar / Parachinar / Kurram Agency / FATA

At least 26 Shias were reportedly killed while 36 others injured, after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives just near the targeted mosque in the Kurmi bazaar of Parachinar, the main town of Kurram Agency in FATA.

27

36

4

March 2

Tirah Valley / Khyber Agency / FATA

23 people were killed and 20 others were injured in a suicide attack targeting a mosque after Friday prayers in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in FATA.

24

20

5

March 23

Sandapal / Bara / Khyber Agency / FATA

At least 13 persons, including eight LI militants, were killed and four others got injured when a TTP suicide bomber blew himself up at Dars Jumat mosque in Sandapal area of Bara tehsil in Khyber Agency of FATA.

14

4

6

June 21

Ghousabad / Quetta / Balochistan

Two people died in the bomb explosion that took place at a Tablighi Markaz near Farooqia mosque in Ghousabad near Quetta, the Provincial capital of Balochistan.

2

0

7

August 13

Saro Wano / Bajaur Agency / FATA

A member of a Tablighi Jamaat was killed and another injured when unidentified assailants attacked them inside a mosque in the border area of Saro Wano in Bajaur Agency of FATA.

1

1

8

August 18

Gulberg / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified men barged into Taqwa Mosque in Gulberg of Karachi and shot injured two members Qari Asif and Qari Shakirullah of the mosque committee who succumbed to their injuries later.

2

0

9

September 27

Bilal Colony / Karachi / Sindh

The caretaker of the Wali Hassan Imambargah, Shabeer Hussain (40), was shot dead just outside the Imambargah in North Karachi within the Bilal Colony Police jurisdiction of Karachi in Sindh.

1

0

10

October 12

Haleemzai / Mohmand Agency / FATA

A mosque was destroyed in Roudh Mandi area of Haleemzai tehsil in Mohmand Agency of FATA after explosives planted on the premises exploded.

0

0

11

November 9

Dera Bugti District / Balochistan

At least 12 persons, including a MNA, Mir Ahmadan Bugti and his son Shaukat Khan, were injured in a remote-controlled bomb blast near a mosque in Dera Bugti District. BRA claimed responsibility for the attack.

0

12

12

November 9

Rabbani Mosque / Quaidabad / Karachi / Sindh

A watchman, identified as Shah Nazir (32), was killed near Rabbani Mosque in New Muzafarabad Colony within the limits of Quaidabad Police Station.

1

0

13

November 11

Jamai Masjid Taqwa / Manghopir / Karachi / Sindh

A prayer leader, identified as Haroon, was killed inside a mosque at Sultanabad in Manghopir area. Police said that a man from the Mehsud tribe entered Jama Masjid Taqwa and later shot dead the prayer leader of the mosque.

1

0

14

November 18

Abbas Town, / Mobina Town PS / Karachi

At least three persons, identified as Azhar Ali, Irfan Lai and Anwer, were killed and 12 others were injured when a five-kilogramme IED planted on a motorbike, exploded near an Imambargah Mustafa in Abbas Town, within the Mobina Town Police Station in Karachi.

3

12

15

November 21

Haider-e-Karrar Imambargah / Orangi Town / Peerabad PS / Karachi / Sindh

At least three persons, including a suicide bomber, were killed and 11 others were injured in two bomb blasts near the Haider-e-Karrar Imambargah in Orangi Town area within Peerabad Police Station of Karachi. In the first explosion which was a suicide blast, two persons were killed and four others were injured. In the second explosion, seven persons were injured.

3

11

16

November 25

Kolab Jeeal / Khairpur / Sindh

A person, identified as Noor Mohammad (28), was killed and three others were injured in an attack by armed assailants, outside an Imambargah in Kolab Jeeal town of Khairpur District of Sindh.

1

3

17

November 30

Green Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia person, identified as Riaz Hussain (48) was killed and another identified as Mehdi Shah (40) was injured near an Imambargah in Green Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1

1

18

December 5

Bilal Colony / New Karachi / Karachi / Sindh

A prayer leader, identified as Peshimam Ahsanullah (38) was shot dead by three armed assailants inside a mosque in Sector 5-C within the remit of the Bilal Colony Police Station of New Karachi in Karachi of Sindh.

1

0

Total

82

102

2011

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

January 18

Diamer / Gilgit-Baltistan

Three pre-dawn bomb blasts occurring one after another destroyed two girls’ schools and partially damaged a mosque in Chilas town of Diamer District in Gilgit-Baltistan.

0

0

2

March 4

Akhwand Panju Baba Shrine / Akbarpura / Nowshera / KP

At least 10 persons were killed and 40 others injured in a powerful bomb blast at a mosque located in the premises of Akhwand Panju Baba’s shrine in Akbarpura near Nowshera District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

10

40

3

March 11

Shahabkhel mosque / Peshawar / KP

A bomb prematurely exploded inside Shahabkhel mosque in Peshawar shortly before Friday prayers caused no loss of life.

0

0

4

March 23

Jamia Masjid Mustafa / Kala Pul / Malir Cantonment / Karachi / Sindh

Malir Cantonment in Malir town of Karachi escaped a rocket attack and damaged a mosque named Jamia Masjid Mustafa near Kala Pul.

0

0

5

August 19

Ghundai / Jamrud /  Khyber Agency FATA

At least 56 persons were killed and 123 injured in a suicide attack during the Friday prayer at Jamia Masjid Madina in Ghundai area of Jamrud area of Khyber Agency in FATA.

57

123

6

October 14

Kharkai / Lower Dir / KP

Two civilians, identified as Mahmod Khan and Amir Zaman, were killed and six others injured when four mortar shells fired from Afghanistan hit a mosque during Friday prayers in Kharkai village of Lower Dir District.

2

6

7

October 18

Landikotal / Khyber Agency / FATA

A mosque adjacent to the house of MNA Noorul Haq Qadri was hit by a rocket fired by unidentified militants from a nearby hilltop in Landikotal area of Khyber Agency in FATA.

0

0

8

October 18

Akkakhel / Khyber Agency / FATA

A prayer leader Mulana Naseeb and two worshippers identified as Shafeeq and Salim Afridi were critically injured when a mortar shell fell on Charsiyano mosque in Akkakhel area of Khyber Agency in FATA.

0

3

9

December 25

Hissar Khan Kallay / Khyber Agency / FATA

A mosque and an overhead water tank were also damaged in Hissar Khan Kallay area of Khyber Agency in FATA by the mortar shells.

0

0

Total

69

172


2010

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

February 18

Akakhel / Khyber Agency / FATA

At least 30 persons, including a LI 'commander', were killed and 110 others injured in a suicide attack near a mosque in Akakhel area of Tirah valley in Khyber Agency of FATA.

30

110

2

May 28

Model Town / Garhi Shahu / Lahore / Punjab

At least 100 worshippers killed and 92 others injured as seven assailants including three suicide bomber attacked Ahmadiyya place of worship in Model Town and Garhi Shahu areas of Lahore in Punjab.

103

92

3

July 14

Landi Kotal / Khyber Agency / FATA

A powerful explosion shattered Masjid-e-Ishkhel mosque and some shrines in Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency.

0

0

4

July 18

Sargodha / Punjab

Three persons were killed and more than 20 others were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Imambargah in Sargodha town of Punjab in the evening.

4

20

5

August 23

Wana / South Waziristan Agency / FATA

26 persons, including a former member of the National Assembly (NA) were killed and 40 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Wana town of South Waziristan in FATA at 3 pm (PST).

27

40

6

September 26

Bahawalpur / Punjab

Two persons were killed and seven others injured when unidentified assailants attacked a mosque in a suspected sectarian attack in Bahawalpur of Punjab in the morning.

2

7

7

October 22

Pishtakhara / Peshawar / KP

An IED, detonated through a remote control, killed five persons and injured 22 others inside a mosque in Pishtakhara suburb of Peshawar, the provincial capital of KP.

5

22

8

November 5

Darra Adamkhel / Kohat / KP

At least 97 persons were killed and 70 injured in a suicide attack on the Friday congregation in the mosque in Darra Adamkhel area of Kohat District in KP.

97

70

9

November 5

Sulemankhel / Badbher / Peshawar / KP

At least three persons were killed and 17 other injured in the militant attack on a mosque in Sulemankhel area of Badbher near Peshawar in KP.

3

17

10

December 12

Talozan Tangi / Kurram Agency / FATA

Three children were killed and seven others received injuries when militants fired mortar shells at an Imambargah in Talozan Tangi area of Kurram Agency in FATA.

3

7

Total

274

385


2009

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

February 3

Mohallah Joginwala / Dera Ismail Khan / NWFP

A man was killed and 18 others injured in a hand grenade attack on a Sunni mosque at Mohallah Joginwala in the Dera Ismail Khan District of NWFP.

1

18

2

February 5

Dera Ghazi Khan / Punjab

32 persons were killed and 48 others wounded when a suspected suicide bomber blew himself amidst a crowd of Shia worshippers outside a mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan in the Punjab province.

33

48

3

March 5

Dera Ismail Khan / NWFP

One person was killed and 19 others sustained injuries when a hand-grenade hurled by unidentified miscreants at the worshippers exploded in Ameer Hamza mosque on Circular Road in Dera Ismail Khan.

1

19

4

March 22

Tank / NWFP

An Imambargah (a Shia place of worship) was partially damaged by an explosion near the building in Tank city.

0

0

5

March 27

Jamrud / Khyber Agency / FATA

83 persons, including 16 Security Force personnel, were killed and over 100 injured in a suicide attack on a mosque at Peshawar-Torkham Highway in the Jamrud sub-division of Khyber Agency in FATA.

84

100

6

April 5

Chakwal / Punjab

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of an Imambargah (Shia place of worship) at Chakwal in Punjab province, killing 24 people, including three children, and injuring 140 others, at a religious gathering.

25

140

7

May 6

Dera Ismail Khan / NWFP

14 worshippers were wounded when unidentified motorcyclists lobbed a hand grenade at a mosque in Dera Ismail Khan.

0

14

8

June 5

Upper Dir / NWFP

A suicide bomber killed 49 worshippers, including 12 children, at a mosque in a remote village of the Upper Dir District of NWFP.

50

3

9

June 12

Nowshera / NWFP

Five worshippers were killed and 105 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden van into a mosque during the Friday prayers in the Cantonment area of Nowshera in the NWFP.

6

105

10

August 23

Mamoonzai / Bajaur Agency / FATA

A security official was killed and two others wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire in a mosque during the Taraveeh prayers in Mamoonzai area in Khar sub-division of Bajaur Agency.

1

2

11

September 18

Hangu / NWFP

Hangu District Nazim (Mayor) Haji Khan Afzal was killed and three others injured in a bomb attack at a mosque in the Wajh area of Hangu District.

1

3

12

December 4

Rawalpindi / Punjab

40 persons, including 17 children besides serving and retired Army officers and personnel, were killed and over 86 others injured, when a Friday congregation at the Parade Lanes mosque in Rawalpindi was attacked by a group of terrorists.

40

86

13

December 18

Lower Dir / NWFP

12 persons, mostly worshippers, were killed and 32 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden van near a mosque in the Police Lines in Lower Dir District of NWFP.

13

32

14

December 24

Rawalpindi / Punjab

A six-year-old girl, Arooj, was killed and two people, including a head constable, were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside an Imambargah on Kurri Road in Rawalpindi.

2

2

15

December 27

Muzaffarabad / PoK

At least 15 persons, including two Policemen were killed and over 100 injured when a suicide bomber ripped through a Muharram procession near an Imambargah in Muzaffarabad of PoK.

16

100

Total

273

672


2008

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

January 17

Peshawar / NWFP

At least 12 persons were killed and 25 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in an Imambargah in Peshawar.

13

25

2

June 16

Dera Ismail Khan / NWFP

A bomb exploded inside a Shia mosque killing at least four people and injuring two others in the Dera Ismail Khan District of NWFP.

4

2

3

September 10

Maskanai / Lower Dir / NWFP

At least 25 worshippers were killed and 50 others injured in a grenade-and-gun attack inside a mosque in the Maskanai area of lower Dir in NWFP.

25

50

4

September 25

Khyber Agency / FATA

Suspected Taliban militants killed one person and abducted another from the Jamia Azizia mosque in the Khyber Agency of FATA.

1

0

5

October 27

Baldia / Karachi

Four persons, including an imam (prayer leader) and a seminary teacher were killed and several others injured, when suspected militants opened fire on them as they were leaving the mosque after offering Asr (afternoon) prayers at Baldia Town in Karachi.

4

NS

6

November 20

Badan / FATA

The chief of a tribal Lashkar and eight other persons were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in the Badan village of Bajaur Agency.

10

0

7

November 22

Tull / NWFP

Five people, including two children, were killed and seven others injured when a bomb exploded in a mosque in the Tull tehsil of Hangu district in the NWFP.

5

7

8

December 5

Peshawar / NWFP

A car bomb explosion outside an Imambargah near the Qissa Khwani Bazaar in Peshawar, capital of the NWFP, killed at least 34 persons and injured more than 150.

34

150

9

December 9

Buner / NWFP

A child was killed and four others were injured in a suicide blast on an Eidgah (open-air mosque) in the Nari Oba area of Buner District in NWFP.

2

4

Total

98

238


2007

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

January 27

Peshawar / NWFP

15 people, including six police officials, were killed and 60 others injured in a suicide attack targeting a Muharram procession near Qasim Ali Khan Mosque in the Dilgaran area of Qissa Khawani Bazaar in Peshawar, capital of NWFP.

15

60

2

April 6

Kurram Agency / FATA

Three people were killed and 13 injured when Shias were attacked in an Imambargah in Kurram Agency of FATA.

3

13

3

May 22

Bara / FATA

Two activists of the Lashkar-i-Islam were killed and three others wounded when supporters of the rival Ansar-ul-Islam attacked a mosque with mortar shells in the Shah Kot area of Bara in FATA.

2

3

4

July 19

Kohat / NWFP

15 persons, including a prayer leader and two children, were killed and several people injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up during night prayers at a mosque at Pathan Lines Centre in the Kohat Cantonment area of NWFP.

16

0

5

Dec 21

Charsadda / NWFP

At least 50 persons were killed and 80 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the midst of worshippers offering Id-ul-Adha prayers at the Markazi Jamia Masjid Sherpao in Charsadda, 20-km from Peshawar in the NWFP.

51

80

Total

87

156


2005

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

May 30

Karachi / Sindh

Six people, including two of the three assailants, among them a suicide bomber, are killed and 19 persons sustain injuries during an explosion in the courtyard of a Shia mosque at Gulshan-e-Iqbal in Karachi.

6

19

2

July 21

Khapyanga / NWFP

At least two members of a Tablighi Jamaat, Salahuddin and Muhammad Rahman, are killed and four persons sustain injuries when some unidentified people hurled a hand grenade at them in a mosque in the Khapyanga village of Kurram Agency in the NWFP.

2

4

Total

8

23


2004

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

February 28

Rawalpindi / Punjab

A suicide bomber is killed and four worshippers sustain injuries in an attack on a mosque in the Satellite Town area of Rawalpindi.

1

4

2

May 7

Karachi / Sindh

At least 15 Shia worshippers and a suspected suicide bomber are killed and over 200 persons sustain injuries when a powerful bomb exploded at Hyderi Mosque in the Mithadar area of Karachi.

16

200

3

May 30

Karachi / Sindh

The pro-Taliban Sunni cleric and chief of Binoria mosque in Karachi, Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, is killed and his son, nephew and driver are wounded, when armed men ambushed their vehicle in front of the mosque.

1

3

4

May 31

Karachi / Sindh

At least 24 worshippers are killed and 34 others sustain injuries when a high-intensity bomb explodes during the evening prayers at a Shia mosque situated on the MA Jinnah Road in Karachi.

24

34

5

August 8

Karachi / Sindh

At least 10 people, including a three-year-old boy, are killed and 50 others sustain injuries in two bomb explosions near the Binoria mosque and seminary in Karachi.

10

50

6

October 1

Sialkot / Punjab

At least 31 people are killed and 75 others sustain injuries in a suspected suicide bombing at a Shia mosque at Sialkot in the Punjab during the Friday prayers.

31

75

7

October 10

Lahore / Punjab

Five people killed and six others injured as a suicide bomber blows himself up at a Shia mosque in the Mochi Gate area of Lahore.

6

6

Total

89

372


2003

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

January 31

Faisalabad / Punjab

Unidentified assailants kill a prayer leader and a worshipper and injure two others after opening indiscriminate fire inside a mosque in Faisalabad.

2

2

2

Feb 22

Karachi / Sindh

Nine persons are shot dead and seven more wounded in an attack by LeJ militants on a mosque in Rafah-i-Aam Society of Karachi.

9

7

3

July 4

Quetta / Balochistan

At least 53 persons are killed and 57 others injured as three LeJ militants, including a suspected suicide bomber, attack a Shiite Muslim mosque in Quetta, capital of the Southwestern Balochistan province, during the Friday prayers.

54

57

Total

65

66


2002

S.N.

Date

Target

Incidents

killed

Injured

1

November 17

Karachi / Sindh

Four unidentified assailants kill an Afghan Taliban, the chief priest at a Karachi mosque, within the mosque compound.

1

0

Total

1

0

 

 

 

 

 
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