Major terrorist attacks in Pakistan in 2011 (before bin Laden's death)

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12 January: At least 17 people were killed and more than 20 others injured, after a suicide car-bomber rammed his explosive-laden vehicle into a heavily fortified police station in the Bannu district, of north-western Pakistan. It was later confirmed, presumably by eyewitnesses that a Toyota Stout had apparently been used to conduct this suicide attack upon the Merian police station.

25 January: At least thirteen people are killed while 70 others injured in a suicide bomb explosion in a mourning procession of Hazrat Imam Hussain near its concluding point at Kerbala Gamay Shah at Bhat Gate in Lahore and few minutes after Lahore blast, a suicide bomber rammed his explosive-laden motorbike into a police van at Malir 15 area of Karachi, killing at least three people while 5 people were injured.

8 March: A car-bomb at a compressed natural gas filling station in Faisalabad on Tuesday killed 20 people and wounded more than 100, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Faisalabad, Aftab Cheema said. The blast set off gas cylinders at the station and the explosion destroyed or severely damaged nearby buildings and numerous vehicles.

9 March: Just a day after the Faisalabad bombing, an explosion occurred at the funeral of the wife of an anti-Taliban militia leader in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan. The bombing left nearly 40 people dead and scores injured. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

31 March: An unsuccessful suicide bombing assassination attempt on Fazlur Rehman, the chief of Pakistan's Jamiat-e-Ulema-Islam political party, in Swabi killed 10 people and left another 20 injured.

April 1: A second assassination attempt on Fazlur Rehman occurred, this time in the city of Charsadda. At least 13 people were killed and more than 31 injured as a suicide bomber blew himself up next to the leader's convoy vehicle.

April 3: Over 50 people were killed and 120 wounded when two suicide bombers detonated explosives at a Sufi shrine in Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab.

April 5: A suicide attack at a market in Lower Dir, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa killed seven people including a local anti-Taliban leader and his son.

April 22: Islamic militants detonate a bomb near a gambling casino in Karachi, killing 19 people.

April 26: Four men on motorcycles opened fire on a bus full of passengers, then sprinkled petrol on it and set it on fire, killing everyone inside in Quetta, Balochistan.

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