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Terror attacks in Lahore

LAHORE: On Wednesday morning terror revisited Lahore, the country’s second biggest metropolis and capital of the Punjab province. Here is a timeline of recent attacks on the city:

March 30, 2009:

Militants armed with guns and grenades storm a police training centre in the Lahore suburb of Manawan, killing at least 12, wounding scores and holding off police and troops for eight hours. The attack is claimed by Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud. Four militants are killed and three militants were arrested.

March 3, 2009:

Gunmen attack a bus carrying Sri Lanka’s cricket team to the Qadhafi Stadium in front of the popular Liberty Chowk market, killing seven people, including six policemen and a driver, and wounding six of the cricketers and a British coach.

January 9, 2009:

Five low-intensity explosions rip through two theatre halls; no casualties are reported as the theatres were closed for Muharram.

August 13, 2008:

A suicide bombing in front of a police station at Dubai Chowk kills two policemen and seven civilians and injures 35 others.

March 11, 2008:

Suicide bombs rip through the seven-story headquarters of the Federal Investigation Agency and a house in Lahore, killing at least 24 people and wounding more than 200.

March 4, 2008:

Two suicide bombers blow themselves up in the parking lot of the Naval War College in the Jati Umrah suburb. Eight are killed and 24 injured; most casualties are military officers and enlisted personnel.

January 10, 2008:

A suicide bomber blows himself up among police guarding the High Court in Lahore, killing 24 people and wounding scores more.

Source: The Dawn

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