Bomb blasts in the North West Frontier Province - 2007
December 28: The former PML-Q minister, Asfandyar Amirzaib and eight other civilians were killed and several others injured in a roadside bomb explosion near the Manglore village of Swat district.
December 27: Two police personnel sustained injuries when the vehicle they were traveling in was hit by a remote controlled explosive device in the Buner district.
December 26: A music centre situated in the Bano Market of Dera Ismail Khan was blown up. While no loss of life or injuries was reported, the explosion damaged at least 40 shops and a transformer in the area.
Unidentified people blew up the office of a cable TV network situated on the Agha Mir Jani Shah Road in the provincial capital Peshawar. Sources said that the owner of the office, Ejaz Hussein, had been threatened to close the business.
December 23: Nine civilians and four security force personnel were killed and more than 25 persons wounded in a suicide attack on a military convoy in Mingora in the Swat district.
A military convoy in the Kot area was hit by a remote-controlled explosive device. However, no causality was reported.
A bomb blast damaged three grocery shops in the Jahangira bazaar of Swabi district. Unidentified militants planted a bomb weighing one kilogram bomb outside the shop owned by Rehman-ul-Haq. It was the first incident where the militants had targeted a grocery shop.
A bomb blast at the office of a cable operator in Mardan district has reportedly prompted other cable operators to close down their services in protest. The explosion, besides destroying the cable operator’s office also partially damaged the nearby election office of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party.
A CD shop was blown up in the Irfan Market in the Lower Azakhel area of Nowshera district. Police said the blast was of low intensity and it caused no casualties or damage to adjacent shops.
December 21: At least 60 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. The apparent target was Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, the Interior Minister in the just-dissolved government, who was among the worshippers. The former Minister, however, escaped unhurt in the attack, but his son Mustafa was among the wounded. The mosque is located next to the former Minister’s home and was packed with more than 1,000 worshippers at the time of the attack.
December 20: An internet centre and two CD shops were blown up in various areas of Peshawar. According to police, the explosives had been planted inside the shops. An unnamed senior police official said the explosion left police with no other option but to force the owners of internet centres, snooker clubs, CD and video shops to close their businesses, which was not being tolerated by the Taliban.
December 19: Suspected militants bombed an audio-cassettes shop in the Chamkani Police Station limits of Peshawar. The blast damaged the shop, but no casualties were reported.
December 18: Militants lobbed a bomb at a police post on Ring Road in the precincts of Yakatoot Police Station area of Peshawar, Yakatoot Police Station Moharir Watan Khan said, adding that there were no casualties.
December 17: Three women were injured in a bomb blast outside the FC’s headquarters in the Oghi sub-division of Mansehra district. Police said the bomb which damaged the wall of the FC headquarters had been planted near a house.
Suspected militants detonated two bombs that damaged the shrine of Abdul Shakoor Malang Baba situated in the limits of Chamkani Police station in provincial capital Peshawar. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
At least 12 army recruits were killed and two wounded in a suicide attack near the Army Public College in the heart of the Kohat cantonment area in NWFP. The recruits were returning to their barracks after the morning exercise when a boy aged 15 to 17 years rushed towards them and blew himself up. Ten recruits were killed on the spot and two others died later in hospital.
Three women were injured in a bomb blast outside the FC’S headquarters in the Oghi sub-division of Mansehra district. Police said the bomb which damaged the wall of the FC headquarters had been planted near a house.
Suspected militants detonated two bombs that damaged the shrine of Abdul Shakoor Malang Baba situated in the limits of Chamkani Police station in provincial capital Peshawar. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
December 15: A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden bicycle into a military checkpost, killing five persons and injuring 11 others in Nowshera in the NWFP. The District Police Officer Mubarak Zeb said that six people, including the suicide bomber, were killed as he detonated himself at the entrance of the Army Supply Corps centre.
December 10: Four CD and video shops were destroyed in separate bomb blasts in the Badha Bera Bazaar and adjoining areas of provincial capital Peshawar. No loss of life or injuries was reported.
December 9: Three police personnel and seven civilians, including two children, were killed and a child was wounded in a car bombing in the Swat district . The suicide bomber detonated his explosive-laden jeep when he was stopped at the Ningolai check-post in Kabal sub-division at around 11.15am. According to a bomb disposal official, about 10kg to 15kg of explosives were used in the blast. "It was a suicide attack," said Swat Media Centre spokesman Major Amjad Iqbal.
December 8: A girls’ school was damaged in a bomb blast in Ahmed Shah village near the provincial capital Peshawar. Teachers and students of the Government Girls Middle School had received several warning letters asking them to start wearing the veil.
December 6: Five CD and video shops were blown up at Chota Lahor in the Swabi district. Official sources informed that the blasts also damaged two other shops and adjacent buildings. A leaflet in Urdu distributed a few days ago asked shop-owners to close their businesses or face consequences. Police suspect the local Taliban to be behind the blast.
December 4: In the first such attack of its kind, a female suicide bomber blew herself up in a high security zone in Peshawar. Except for the suicide bomber, who was said to be in her mid-30s, no other casualty was reported in the blast. The offices of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) are located in the maximum-security Peshawar Cantonment area.
December 2: In the provincial capital Peshawar, a CD shop was damaged when a bomb exploded in Zargerabad while another explosive planted beside a CDs market in Mohallah Faisalabad was defused before it could explode. No loss of life or injuries was reported.
November 26: Five soldiers were injured when a military convoy was attacked in a roadside bomb blast triggered by remote-control near the Police Lines in Mingora city.
A bomb exploded in the Government Girls Primary School in the village of Sher Bahadur near the provincial capital Peshawar, destroying the main gate, windows, doors and boundary wall of the school. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
November 22: Eight video and music shops were badly damaged by a powerful bomb blast at the Punjab Regimental Centre market in the Mardan district. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
November 21: A huge explosion was reported near the Saidu Sharif airport. SF sources said a car filled with explosives exploded when it failed to stop at a military checkpoint and was fired at by the troops. They said the driver was on a suicide mission and had loaded the car with a big quantity of explosives. The militants’ spokesman Sirajuddin, based in Mamdheray village near Mingora city, admitted that the car was being used for a suicide bombing attack.
November 20: A police constable was wounded in a bomb attack on a police station in the Rustam village of Mardan district.
A police post was destroyed in a rocket attack in Dir Lower. However, there was no casualty.
A locally-manufactured bomb exploded near the gate of a girls’ high school in Shawa Tehsil Adenzai. The bomb exploded about half an hour before the school was to open. No casualty was reported.
November 18: A railway employee died in a bomb blast at a railway track near the Ajab Khan area, in the Azakhel police precincts of Nowshera district.
November 14: Eight military personnel were injured as unidentified militants targeted their convoy with a remote-controlled bomb in Batkhela.
Two music centres were destroyed partially when a bomb planted near Gam Ghol in the Kohat area exploded. However, no casualties were reported.
Militants blew up another music centre in Teri Bazaar in the Karak district.
A bomb planted near a girls’ primary school in Adina, some 18km west of Swabi, exploded, damaging its boundary wall and windows.
November 13: A man died when a bomb exploded in a cyber café in the Gulbahar police precincts of Peshawar.
Two police personnel were injured when over two dozen armed men chanting slogans in favour of the Taliban hurled two grenades on a police check-post in the Khaki town of Mansehra district.
November 10: One shopping complex is destroyed when a bomb exploded near Police check-post No. 4 at Muslim Bazar in the Dera Ismail Khan district. Muhammad Asif Ali Wala, the owner of the shopping complex, said that goods worth PKR 1 million were completely destroyed.
November 9: Three persons are killed and two others, including a former provincial minister, are injured when a suicide bomber blows himself up in the house of Federal Minister for Political Affairs Amir Muqam in Peshawar. The blast occurs at around 3.45pm (PST) when the minister was having a meeting with some of his associates at his home in Hayatabad. Muqam, who is also provincial president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League, escaped unhurt.
At least two soldiers are killed and 14 others wounded when a military convoy hits a roadside bomb near Kabal in the Swat district.
November 5: An army major is injured as a remote-controlled improvised explosive device hits a Special Services Group military vehicle in the town of Nowshera. Pabbi police station official Sardar Hussain says, "The SSG jeep carrying Colonel Sajid and Major Ayaz was bombed at Daurabad Bridge around 8.15am when it was coming from Chirat Cantonment to Nowshera." It is reportedly the second attack on SSG personnel after the force took part in an operation against Lal Masjid in Islamabad in July 2007.
November 2: An explosion at the Karkhano Market of the Peshawar city destroyed at least 14 shops and cabins selling CDs, TV sets and music albums. The bomb exploded at the junction of SS and Shinwari Markets and also damaged two electricity transformers.
October 30: Six persons were wounded in a bomb blast inside the office of Sustainable Participatory Organisation, a non-governmental organization, at Battagram. Police said that some people had also fired rockets on an army camp and the offices of Care Pakistan, an international NGO, had come under intense fire in Battagram on October 29-night.
October 28: Unidentified terrorists attacked the Peshawar Cantonment with three rockets, one of which landed at the residence of nationalist leader Bashir Ahmad Bilour, narrowly missing the US Consulate building in the city. Russian-made MBR-12 rockets were fired through a launcher from Bazidkhel village on the outskirts of the provincial capital. Two other rockets were recovered from the spot. No loss of life was reported in the attack.
October 25: 18 soldiers and two civilians died and 35 others, including nine civilians, were injured in a bomb blast aimed at a vehicle carrying FC personnel in the Swat district. The blast occurred at Nawan Killi, about a kilometer from Swat city, at around 2:45 pm (PST). It set off an explosion of ammunition carried inside the military truck, triggering bullet fire. The blast also damaged 25 shops, a service station, a CNG station and a petrol pump. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Akhtar Ali Shah said the evidence suggested a suicide bombing.
October 24: Two persons were wounded in three bomb blasts that targeted the offices of the PWD and National Rural Support Programme at Daggar in the Buner district. The owner of the building which housed the PWD office said he had received threats from some people alleging that the government department was involved in anti-Islam activities.
October 23: At least four security force personnel were injured in a bomb attack on a military caravan in the Chak Darrah area of Malakand. Some unidentified men reportedly blew up with a remote-controlled bomb a ration-laden truck included in a 50-vehicle military convoy moving to the Swat district.
October 22: A pro-Taliban militant was killed and two others wounded in a failed attempt to blow up the office of a women's rights group in the Karak district. The militants had been attempting to plant a bomb at the Khawando Kor (sisters' home), local police officer Hajit Khan said. The bomb exploded prematurely and one militant was killed, Khan said, adding that two injured accomplices had been arrested. The office was not damaged. The trio had taken part in the war against the Soviets in neighbouring Afghanistan in the 1980s and was now supporting the Taliban in NWFP. The Khawando Kor group, which has several offices across the NWFP, has been promoting education and increased rights for women in the area.
October 21: Eight shops, including a barbershop, were blown up in Bunair district's Pirbaba area. The barber told reporters that he had received a threatening letter a few days ago asking him not to shave or trim beards. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
October 11: Two soldiers were injured when an improvised explosive device struck a military convoy coming from North Waziristan near Bannu.
October 9: Twenty-five people were injured in a bomb blast at the Hussain CD Market in Peshawar. The bomb, planted on a water cooler, exploded at 4pm (PST) when a large number of people were present in the plaza. It was a Russian-made time device, which badly damaged at least 10 shops, police and officials of the Bomb Disposal Squad said. Capital City Police Officer Abdul Majeed Marwat linked the incident to the series of bomb attacks on CD shops across the province. An unknown radical outfit had reportedly been issuing threatening letters to owners of CD shops for the last four months to terminate their "un-Islamic" business, otherwise, they would be taken to task.
October 8-9: There were at least 12 bomb blasts, including nine in Swat and three in Malakand agency, while two barber shops were targeted in Lower Dir on the night between October 8 and 9. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
October 3: A man was killed when a bomb he was carrying exploded near the Nishat Chowk in Mingora. Officials were uncertain about the target of the attack. It was not clear if the man was a suicide bomber, the officials added.
October 1: A suicide bomber disguised in a woman’s burqa (veil) blew himself up at a busy police check-post in Bannu killing at least 16 people including four police personnel. Police officer Asar Islam said, "A man disguised in a burqa got out of an auto-rickshaw when police stopped the vehicle for a search at a checkpoint. He then blew himself up." Interior Ministry spokesman Brig Javed Cheema added that 29 persons were injured in the attack.
Six army soldiers were injured when the regional headquarters of the Frontier Constabulary located near the naval recruitment centre in Swat came under a rocket and mortar attach.
September 29: Buildings of two girls’ schools in the Kabal area of Swat district were damaged by a bomb blast. Militants, who have been targeting women’s educational institutions for a couple of weeks, had planted an explosive device in the Government Girls’ High School, near the Kabal police station, which exploded, damaging part of the building and the wall of the adjacent Government Girls’ Primary School.
September 26: Seven shops were destroyed when a bomb planted near a barber shop in the Matta area of Swat district exploded. The Matta police station house officer said that some militants, who were presumed to have planted the bomb, also fired at the police station. However, no casualties were reported.
September 22: A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden jeep into a military truck near Tank, killing himself and wounding three soldiers.
September 20: Five security force personnel sustained injuries when a bomb exploded near Paithom Hotel in the Gali Bagh area of Swat district. Swat district Police Officer Muhammad Iqbal confirmed the incident, saying that a patrol unit had reached the hotel at around 8.15 am (PST), when a remote-controlled bomb exploded, injuring five people at the hotel. One of the injured, head constable Fazal Nawab, later succumbed to his injuries.
September 19: Militants ransacked and then blew up a hotel at Chota Kalaam in the Swat area. The militants took the hotel owner and staff and later dropped them off at a deserted place. The Sardar Hotel owner said he received anonymous letters threatening to destroy the hotel because women customers came to eat at his restaurant, which the letters termed "un-Islamic".
September 15: A video centre was destroyed completely and more than a dozen shops damaged partially when an IED exploded at Pir Baba area, injuring two civilians.
September 13: Nine shops, including six CD shops, were destroyed in a bomb blast in a market in the Bilitang town. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
September 11: Nineteen people were killed and 15 others wounded when a teenage suicide bomber blew himself up near a thickly-populated area of Bannu Choongi in the Dera Ismail Khan district. The incident occurred at around 3:10 pm (PST) when police directed a suspected passenger of a pickup on the way to Kech village to come out and offer a body search. As the passenger came out of the vehicle, he blew himself up, killing 18 people on the spot, including two police personnel, who wanted to search the bomber. Another person succumbed to his injuries later, raising the death toll to 19. Deputy Inspector General Police, Habibur Rahman, told The News that the bomber was 14 to 15 years of age.
A bomb detonated by pro-Taliban militants damaged a rock engraved with images of the Buddha in Malam Jabba in the Swat district.
11 personnel of the Frontier Constabulary were abducted and a police constable and three other people were injured when militants attacked a check-post in Azad Mandi area of Bannu in NWFP. The militants fired rockets and lobbed hand-grenades at the post manned jointly by paramilitary forces and police. Local people said that about 120 militants who took part in the attack surrounded the post and forced the soldiers to surrender their weapons. Militants also took away 23 AK-47 rifles, one light machinegun, 72,000 rounds of ammunition, communication tools and other equipment from the check-post. An armoured personnel carrier parked near the post was reportedly damaged in the attack.
September 9: Militants triggered a bomb blast at Islampura in Mingora district that destroyed a video centre owned by one Gul Shad and partially damaged three other shops. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
Taliban militants destroyed two oil tankers in Darra Adamkhel. The tankers were returning after delivering oil to foreign troops in Afghanistan. According to sources, the militants sprinkled oil on the tankers and set them ablaze. However, the drivers escaped unhurt.
September 8: At least 24 persons were injured when a time bomb planted in a car exploded within the limits of the East Cantonment police station in Peshawar at around 11.15 am.
September 7: Suspected militants blew up 63 CD and shoe shops in the Mina Bazaar and Ali Plaza area of Swat and partially damaged 21 nearby shops, but there were no casualties. In Ali Plaza, the explosion destroyed 19 shops selling shoes and a mobile repairing shop in the basement, while 27 CD shops and a mobile repairing shop were destroyed in the first floor of the plaza. In Mina Bazaar, the blast destroyed 15 CD shops and partially damaged nine nearby shops. Around 12 mobile repairing shops were partially damaged in Qadria Market. Offices of Daily Times, Aaj TV and Online news agency were also partially damaged due to the Mina Bazaar blasts. A few days ago, unidentified people had reportedly threatened the owners of these video and CDs shops through letters, warning them to close their "un-Islamic" business or face bomb attacks. The owners of the video centres had started negotiating with the local administration to find alternative businesses. However, the militants bombed the CD shops after the deadline expired.
August 31: Two soldiers of the Frontier Coprs (FC) and a civilian were killed and eight people sustained injuries in two attacks at Mingora. FC personnel and police stationed at the Pakistan-Australia Institute for Hotel Management came under attack in the Guli Bagh area leading to the death of two paramilitary soldiers, Noor Bahadur and Waheed Nawaz, and injuries to six soldiers. Official sources said that a police patrol rushed to the area and struck an improvised explosive device on the Langar Road. A civilian, Hazrat Ali, who had been arrested for timber smuggling and was in the police van, was killed in the blast while two police personnel were wounded.
August 30: Militants destroyed a plaque that had been erected recently on a bridge in Takhtaband in memory of three police personnel killed in a suicide attack on July 12.
August 29: A civilian was injured when suspected militants fired a rocket on a vehicle in the Yakatoot police precinct of Peshawar. Yakatoot Police Station Duty Officer Syed Bacha said that a rocket hit a bus leaving for Parachinar with 14 passengers on board. He said the attack partially damaged the vehicle and that a passenger named Israr Ali was wounded.
August 26: Four police personnel were killed and two others sustained injuries in a suicide attack on a police van in the mountainous Shangla district. "SHO Alpuri Sher Ali and three other cops, including Nisar, Hayat Khan and Afsar, and the suicide bomber were killed in the blast," said an official of the police control room. It was reportedly the first-ever terrorist incident in the Shangla district.
August 25: A man and his two children were injured in a bomb blast outside their house in the Miankhel Bazaar of Kohat town.
Suspected militants attacked a camp of Thall Scouts of the paramilitary Frontier Corps in the Hangu district with four rockets. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
Militants blew up four video centres in the Swari Bazaar of Buner district. Militants had sent threatening letters a few days ago to the owners of video centres located at the general bus stand and another video centre at Dozukh market
August 23: Unidentified militants targeted a police van with a remote-controlled explosive device in the Charbagh area of Swat district, injuring four police personnel.
August 21: A bomb blast destroyed an oil tanker filled with petroleum at Landi Kotal. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported in the incident.
The Frontier Corps fort in the Tank city was partially damaged when unidentified attackers fired three rockets on it.
August 20: Six SF personnel were killed and 18 persons, including a civilian, were wounded when a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a checkpoint on Kurram Road in the Hangu district. Hangu District Police Officer Ghulam Mohammad Khan disclosed that the suicide bomber came in a blue jeep from Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, and struck the Militia Mandoori check-post.
August 18: One police personnel was killed and four others sustained injuries when unidentified persons hurled a grenade targeting a checkpoint on the Kaki Road at Bannu.
Militants killed a policeman when they lobbed a hand grenade at a police checkpost in Bannu, said police officer Dar Ali Khattak. Five other officers were also injured in the attack.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in Bannu after being cornered by police, injuring a policeman and a civilian, informed the police officer.
Militants fired three rockets targeting an army garrison centre in the Thall town of Hangu district. One of the rockets landed in the main ground of the Baloch Regiment and the other two hit the fort’s building. No casualty or damage was reported.
Two home-made devices exploded near a military check-post close to the Signal Training Centre’s ground in Kohat cantonment, killing several buffaloes in the nearby army dairy farm.
August 15: Two persons were killed in a bomb blast at Turlandi in the Swabi district. The bomb exploded at around 9:00am at Saleem Tuition Centre, about 30 kilometers from the district headquarters, killing two teachers, Salimullah and Umer Nasir. Police said one of the dead had links with some jihadi groups.
August 14: Two persons were wounded in a bomb blast at Toolianwala Chowk in the Dera Ghazi Khan district.
In a separate bomb blast at Fort Munro in the same district, another person was injured.
August 13: Four civilians were killed and eight others sustained injuries when a vehicle of the National Rural Support Programme struck a roadside explosive device in the Ushu Valley, near the tourist resort of Kalam in the Swat district.
August 10: The Taliban blew up eight houses of alleged criminals in a "drive against anti-social elements" at Darra Adam Khel.
August 8: A mortar shell hit a house in the Manikhel area, injuring six people while one child was wounded when a shell struck a compound in the Bazikhel village.
Militants fired five rockets, which landed in different areas of the Hangu city. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
August 7: Three people were wounded in a bomb blast near a police station at Bannu.
A time-bomb exploded at a bus terminal in Peshawar, damaging a vehicle but causing no casualties.
Militants attacked a Frontier Corps check post at Bagh Deri in the Khwaza Khela area of Swat district, partially damaging its walls. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
August 6: Two personnel of the PAF and a child accompanying them were injured when a bomb exploded near their vehicle on the Kohat Road in Peshawar. The Bhana Manri police said the explosive device had been planted on the structure of under-construction shops along the main road, which exploded when the PAF vehicle was passing by the place.
August 4: Militants blew up two unmanned police posts in the Swat district, but there were no casualties. The Sangota check post in the Mingorah police area and Alam Ganj check post in the Khozakhel police precincts were blown up. These had reportedly been earlier vacated due to security concerns.
August 3: A suicide blast targeting the family of a government official killed two persons and injured six members of the family in the Gora village of Swat district.
Four persons, including one police personnel and a prayer leader, sustained injuries in a bomb explosion near the Serai Naurang police station of Lakki Marwat district.
August 1: A police checkpoint was blown up in the Shakardara area of Swat district. Suspected militants had reportedly planted an improvised explosive device at the post located at some 15 kilometers from Mingora.
July 31: In the Tank district, six Frontier Corps personal were injured when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
Four police personnel were wounded when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb at Allabad area in the Swat district.
Militants hurled a hand grenade at former government official’s house at Kuza Banda in Kabal. But no casualties were reported.
July 29: Suspected militants fired five rockets in Kohat from mountains near the Ghamkol refugee camp. Kohat District Police Officer Vaqar said that five rockets fell into the fields near the camp causing explosions. But, no loss of life or property was reported.
July 24: At least nine persons, including a woman, were reportedly killed and 40 others wounded when unidentified militants fired a series of rockets on civilian population in the Bannu city. Police official Khawaja Muhammad said that a rocket hit a house at Tafsil Street in the Bannu main bazaar at around 1:35am. He said that when people gathered at the site another rocket landed in the area, killing nine people. He said that another rocket hit a house in the Gopa Khel area, one hit a bookstore in Chowk Bazaar, while a fifth rocket struck a mosque. Bannu District Coordination Officer Syed Jamaluddin Shah while confirming the nine deaths said "I am not sure if the attack was in revenge for Taliban commander Abdullah Mehsud’s death."
July 23: A bomb exploded near Khwazakhela police station in the Matta area of Swat district, partially damaging its boundary wall and windowpanes of nearby houses. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
July 22: Suspected militants reportedly attacked a Frontier Corps checkpoint with three rockets and injured one soldier in the Bakakhel area of Bannu district.
July 21: Suspected Taliban militants detonated three police check posts in the Bannu area. Reports said that the Khasadars (tribal police) abandoned the remaining check posts following threats from the militants.
July 19: 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. Most of the victims were reportedly army officials.
Five civilians and two policemen were killed and 35 others injured when a suicide bomber set off his explosives-packed car at the Hangu Police Training College (PTC). Police official Rehman Gul Khan said the suicide bomber wanted to take his car inside the PTC on the main Hangu-Kohat Road where 500-600 police cadets were doing their routine morning parade. The suicide bomber blew up the vehicle when police personnel deployed at the PTC gate tried to stop him. Hangu District Police Officer Ghulam Mohammad said that around 40-50 kg of explosives was packed in the car.
July 17: Three police personnel, including the Station House Officer of Och police, were injured when an explosive device planted along the Chakdara-Timergara road went off near Gulabad Bridge in the Lower Dir district.
July 15: At least 47 people were killed and over a hundred injured in suicide bombings targeting security forces in the Swat and Dera Ismail Khan districts in apparent revenge attacks by militants for the Lal Masjid operation.
In the first attack, at least 13 SF personnel and six civilians, including three children, were killed and more than 50 people sustained injuries at Matta in the Swat district when two suicide bombers rammed two cars packed with explosives into an army convoy early in the morning. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.
At approximately 4:15 pm (PST), a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Dera Ismail Khan Police Lines as candidates took police entrance exams. Police official Safiullah said that 26 people were killed, including 12 police personnel and the suicide bomber, and 61 others were wounded.
July 12: A suicide bomber killed three police personnel, Sub-Inspector Taj Maluk and constables Riaz and Islam Gul, by detonating the explosives wrapped around his waist in the Swat district. The suicide attack came moments after a military convoy passed through the area, informed police officer Abdur Rashid Khan. Unconfirmed reports said that there were two suicide bombers.
A roadside bomb exploded when a military convoy was passing through the Kabal area of Swat district. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
Unidentified people fired 17 rockets targeting a Frontier Constabulary check post at Bara. However, no casualty was reported.
July 10: A soldier, Abdul Ghaffar, was killed and two others sustained injuries after unidentified people lobbed a grenade targeting a military checkpoint at Kohat. The army had established temporary checkpoints in many parts of Kohat on July 9 in view of the Lal Masjid standoff in Islamabad. Further, a blast was also reported in a populated area along the canal road.
In the Lower Dir district, 10 policemen were injured in two bomb blasts. Officials said a vehicle carrying a police contingent was struck by an improvised explosive device in the Khal area, injuring five police personnel. Another roadside explosion in the area damaged a police van, wounding five more police personnel.
July 9: A grenade was lobbed at a police post in the Tajazai area in Ghaznikhel. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
July 8: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police, Sulaiman Khan, was killed and three constables, Naimatullah Khan, Rasul Jan and Sawdad Khan, wounded when a police party was ambushed with grenades at Bannu.
July 6: Four Pakistan Army personnel, including a Major and a Lieutenant, were killed in an IED attack on a military convoy in the Dir district. According to the locals, the outlawed TNSM could be "behind the blast." Dir is a stronghold of the Jamaat-e-Islami and the outlawed TNSM.
Four security force personnel were injured when their vehicle was ambushed near Matta police station in the Swat district. Police said the officials were passing through Baryam Chowk area when their vehicle came under fire from a hillock.
A Frontier Corps convoy going to Shandur to provide security to the polo festival escaped a roadside bomb blast in the Darora area of Upper Dir district. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
July 5: Four missiles were fired on an army base at Landi Kotal. Officials of the Landi Kotal political administration said that one missile landed in a garden in front of the main gate of the Khyber Rifles and another near an abandoned army store, about 100 meters from the main gate. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported. This was the first missile attack on an army camp in the area.
June 30: Two suspected terrorists were killed while attempting to plant a bomb in a Hazarkhani warehouse, in the jurisdiction of Yakatoot police station in Peshawar. Three time bombs, hand grenades and two kilograms of explosives were recovered from the incident site.
Two people were wounded in a bomb explosion inside a bus at a bus terminal in Peshawar. Witnesses said three buses were destroyed and seven others were partially damaged.
June 28: Pro-Taliban militants at Landi Kotal blew up 13 oil tankers supplying fuel to international troops in Afghanistan. The explosion targeted tankers parked in the main town of Khyber tribal district, 35 kilometers west of NWFP capital Peshawar, a security official told AFP.
June 27: Three CD shops were blown up in the Matani locality of Peshawar. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported. Owners of the shops, Akhtar Munir, Hamayun and Iftikhar, told the police that they had not received any prior letters or calls for the closure of their businesses. This is the fourth incident of attacks on CD and video shops in the city. Earlier, video and CD shops were attacked on March 18, June 12 and 15.
June 26: An explosion destroyed the Singeet Nigar CDs Centre and partially damaged dozens of nearby shops in the Shabqadar area of Charsadda district. However, there were no casualties. Police said the locally made bomb weighed two kilograms. Earlier, CD shops in the Shabqadar area received anonymous letters asking their owners to shut down their businesses since it was "un-Islamic."
June 21: One person was killed and 21 others sustained injuries in a grenade attack at a religious gathering at Bannu. Police said the attacker lobbed the grenade at a Tablighee gathering opposite the Bannu airport at around 10.55pm. People present at the gathering reportedly captured the attacker, but he was not handed over to police. "He is still with the Tablighees. But we are trying to secure his custody. We don’t know about the identity of the attacker," a police officer said.
June 5: A bomb was lobbed into a private school in the Hayatabad locality of Peshawar. However no loss of life or property was reported.
June 3: Two bomb blasts destroyed two CD shops in different parts of the Kohat city, but no loss of life was reported. The first blast occurred at 11.30 PM in Bazaar-i-Mustafa, blowing up a shop owned by Shahid, though he had already declared that he would soon switch over to some other business. Another CD shop situated near a mosque was destroyed when a bomb planted in a ghee can exploded outside the shop.
June 1: A civilian, identified as Mohammed Rashid, manager of the Agriculture Bank of Pakistan, was injured in a bomb blast at Bannu.
May 30: The district administrator of Hangu, Ghani-ur-Rehman, escaped unhurt after a bomb explosion damaged his vehicle.
May 28: A suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden Land Cruiser into a Frontier Corps (FC) vehicle in the same area, killing two FC personnel, identified as Fareed Hussain and Nametullah and injuring another identified as Masood Afsar. Area Force Commander Muqabil Mahsud said that the FC convoy comprising three vehicles was heading from Tank to Boltonabad to secure the area when it was ambushed. He said the explosive-laden Land Cruiser coming from the opposite direction rammed into the paramilitary vehicle, causing a massive blast while another car driven by militants sped away.
May 26: A roadside bomb exploded near a military convoy in the Tank town, killing at least two soldiers and injuring seven others.
May 24: Unidentified men fired seven rockets at a paramilitary fort in Tank city in an overnight attack. No casualties were reported.
Three rockets were fired at a police station in Bannu, damaging a wall of the station. No loss of life or injuries was reported.
May 21: Four shops were damaged when a bomb exploded in a market near the house of federal Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao, in the Sherpao area of Charsadda district.
May 15: 25 people were killed and at least 35 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up on the ground floor of the Marhaba Hotel in Peshawar, capital of the NWFP. Most of those killed were Afghans, including the restaurant’s owner Sadruddin and his two sons, two women and a five year-old child. Witnesses and police said that restaurant owner Sadruddin was an Uzbek of Afghan origin and he was a supporter of former Uzbek warlord Abdur Rashid Dostum.
May 14: A civilian were killed and 10 people sustained injuries in a series of grenade and rocket attacks on security force personnel in the Tank town.
May 9: Video and music shopkeepers in Mardan district have reportedly sought protection from the government after two bombs exploded in the video market in the Parhuti area of Mardan at 1am, destroying 15 shops.
In Charsadda, unidentified men blew up two music shops at Mir Abad in the Umerzai police precincts. The unidentified men hurled explosives at two CD shops owned by Kashif and Amjad Ali of Qando Kali at around 00:45am.
Unidentified people blew up a hair-cutting saloon at Lal Qila in the Maidan area of Lower Dir district.
May 4: Suspected militants targeted music shops with explosive devices, damaging around 20 outlets in two different places in NWFP. No group has claimed responsibility for the two blasts but letters from suspected Taliban have warned local shopkeepers against continuing their businesses.
April 29: Two employees of the Barani Area Development Project of the NWFP government were wounded during a bomb blast at their office in Kohistan.
April 28: 31 people, including five police personnel, were killed and Federal Interior Minister Sherpao and his young son Sikandar Sherpao Khan were among several people wounded in a suicide attack, moments after the minister finished a speech at a public rally in his hometown Charsadda. The head of the suicide bomber, who had a brown beard and was aged between 30 and 35 years, was found at the site of the blast near Station Koroona in Charsadda, and "he looks like an Afghan," NWFP Inspector General of Police Sharif Virk told reporters.
A bomb exploded at the Peshawar International Airport canteen causing minor damage to the building.
April 24: Two barber shops were blown up and four adjacent shops damaged when two bombs exploded at Ahmad market in Kumbar, the native village of Maulana Sufi Mohammad, leader of the banned Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi, in the Maidan area of NWFP.
April 23: In the Upper Dir district, a salon and a music shop were blown up in the Wari Bazaar.
April 21: Three video and music shops were blown up in a bomb blast at the Gulzada Market in Swabi, about 100 kilometres northeast of Peshawar, capital of the NWFP. Islamist extremists who claim music and movies are un-Islamic have described the shopping complex as the "Hell market" and some shopkeepers have received warning letters in the past.
April 20: A rocket was fired at the residential compound of Jamaat-Ulema-e-Islam leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman at Dera Ismail Khan. The rocket created a hole in the outer wall of the compound but did not cause much damage.
April 16: Three children were killed and four other people, including two women, were wounded when a hand grenade exploded inside a house in the Badhbare village in the outskirts of Peshawar.
April 10: Two children sustained injuries in a rocket attack on a residential area in the Bannu city. Officials said that two rockets were fired from an unknown location which hit the house of one Mohammad Ashfaq in the Kastuddin Street. The explosion partially damaged the house and wounded two children. District Police Officer Mazharul Haq while confirming the rocket attack also disclosed that police had seized seven rocket launchers, four bombs and ammunition from a truck on the same day.
April 9: A barber’s shop at Darra Adam Khel was blown up after Taliban militants had warned barbers not to shave men’s beards because it was "un-Islamic". However, no loss of life or injuries was reported in the blast which occurred at the shop in Akhorwal Market.
April 8: Four paramilitary soldiers were injured in two separate bomb attacks at Tank and Bannu in the NWFP. Local police official Abdullah informed that the bomb attacks had been remote-controlled and that the soldiers had been targeted from the nearby mountains. Sources added that unidentified men also snatched a government vehicle with record of development schemes from local government assistant director Akhtar Munir near the Chakmalai area in Tank.
April 6: An explosion at the Peshawar bus terminal in the Gulbahar area damaged a Quetta-bound vehicle.
Unidentified assailants exploded two bombs at the site of a mela (fair) scheduled for April 7 (today) in Dera Ismail Khan. The blast damaged the site of the mela. "The assailants also left pamphlets calling the mela an un-Islamic activity, and warned the people to stay way or face such blasts," said Police.
A blast in the Bahzadi Chakkarkot area of Kohat damaged a music shop. Police said two men planted a bomb at a music centre in Bangesh Plaza and they had been arrested.
April 5: A bomb exploded near the City District Women Degree College in the Hashnagri region on the Grand Trunk Road in Peshawar. Police said that the blast occurred at 7:15 pm but nobody was hurt, adding that the explosive weighing 1.5 kg had been planted in an empty plot. However, AFP reported that two passers-by were wounded.
March 27: Militants detonated a dynamite in an open field near the International Committee of the Red Cross office, which was bombed on February 10, 2007, in the Pishtakhara area of Peshawar. However, no loss of life or injuries was reported.
March 26: Suspected militants hurled a hand grenade on an armoured personnel carrier in Darwaza Bazaar, wounding three Frontier Corps personnel — Mohammad Sharif, Lance Naik Wali Mohammad and Sepoy Abdul Haleem — and six civilians — Mohabat Khan, Saifur Rehman, Imran, Baz Khan, Maqsud Ali and Hikmat Shah.
Four people, including president of the NWFP Olympic Association and former Senator Syed Aqil Shah, were injured when a bomb exploded outside a bank on the Saddar Road.
Militants on a pick-up coming from the Wana side attacked the Frontier Corps (FC) fort with a hand grenade. FC personnel opened fire on the vehicle, which sped away, leaving one wounded attacker, Mohammad Alam Mahsud. A short while later, the militants in the same truck hurled a hand grenade at the Saddar police station, wounding two passers-by, Akbar Hussain and Aziz Barki.
March 18: Two people were injured in an explosion in Bhana Marhi Police precincts in NWFP.
February 27: A police station is partially damaged in a rocket attack at Bannu. However, no casualties are reported. "The Mandan police station is attacked the night between Sunday and Monday," said police officials.
February 16: A bomb blast occurred at the main market of Tank district. However, no loss of life or injuries is reported. According to police sources, unknown assailants had planted the homemade bomb near the house of Akhter Nawaz, a resident of the area. The blast slightly damaged Nawaz’s house, but there are no casualties.
February 11: A non-governmental organisation’s office in the main bazaar of Darra Adam Khel is badly damaged in a bomb blast. Muhammad Faisal Afridi, chief executive of the NGO working against the spread of drugs and to rehabilitate drug addicts, said the blast occurred around 11:15pm. Over the last week, the offices of two international NGOs – Save the Children in Battagram and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Peshawar – have been attacked in NWFP.
February 10: A blast at the office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Peshawar at around 4:30am damaged four vehicles and some property, but nobody was injured as the office was closed. The US advised American citizens to avoid crowded markets and public demonstrations in Peshawar, following the blast at the ICRC. "Americans are advised against visiting Peshawar’s Old City and Sadar Bazaar, and restrict movement throughout the city, staying mainly in the University Town area," read a notice issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad.
January 27: Fifteen 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. Peshawar police commissioner Mallik Muhammad Saad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, three other police personnel and a Nazim (local official) were among those killed in the blast. Superintendent of Peshawar Police, Zaibullah, said that an unidentified bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body when police stopped him from entering the procession, which was to be taken out from Qasim Ali Khan Mosque. A senior security official said the two severed legs of the suspected bomber had been recovered from the site. The blast also caused a power outage that left the city centre in darkness, complicating rescue efforts.
January 25: One person is killed and six others sustained injuries in a car bomb attack at Hangu. However, AFP reported that two men are killed in the attack and as many are injured. Station House Officer of Hangu Police Saeed Khan said the dead man was identified as Hayat, an Afghan refugee who was living in the Katakarni camp in Hangu. Deputy Inspector General of Kohat Police Salahuddin told reporters that police had arrested three men in connection with the attack– one in Kohat and the others in Peshawar.
January 14: Two girls and a woman belonging to the same family died when they stepped on an explosive device in the Matta area of Swat district. Eye-witnesses said that the victims - Nimro, 16, her sister Jan Bibi, 5, and Fahmeeda, wife of Gul Hameed – were cutting grass in the fields when the explosive device went off, killing them on the spot.
A bomb exploded at an Afghan refugee camp in the Nowshera district, killing four people and injuring five others. Eyewitnesses and officials said that the explosion at around 11 p.m. blew up the house of a prayer leader, Maulvi Masoodullah, killing his brother Ismail and three guests. However, officials put the death toll at two. Masoodullah was reportedly arrested later.