Major terrorist attacks in 2002 in Pakistan

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22 February: The American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered in Karachi.

26 February: At least 11 Shi'a worshipers were killed by indiscriminate firing by a group of masked gunmen at the Shah-i-Najaf Mosque in Rawalpindi.

7 May: Noted religious scholar Prof Dr Ghulam Murtaza Malik, his driver and a policeman were shot dead by two gunmen in Iqbal Town, Lahore.

8 May: Bus bombing in Karachi kills 11 Frenchmen and 3 Pakistanis near the Sheraton hotel.[9]

14 June: A powerful car bomb exploded near the heavily-guarded US Consulate in Karachi, killing 12 people and wounding over 50 others. A portion of the outer wall of the consulate was blown apart.

13 July: Nine foreign tourists and three Pakistani nationals were injured in an attack near an archaeological site in the district of Mansehra.

5 August: At least six people were killed and four injured in a gun attack on a missionary school for foreign students in mountain resort of Murree. The attack was carried by four gunmen, when they started firing indiscriminately, however no pupils were among those killed, all of whom were Pakistani guards and employees at the school.

16 October: More than eight people were injured in a series of parcel bomb explosions in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.

25 September: Gunmen stormed the offices of a Christian welfare organisation in Karachi, tied seven office workers to their chairs before shooting each in the head at close range.

5 December: Three people were killed in an attack at the Macedonian Honorary consulate in the city of Karachi. The dead – all Pakistani – were tied up, gagged and killed before the explosion at the office.

25 December: Unidentified assailants threw a grenade at a Presbyterian church in Pakistan's central Punjab province, killing three young girls. At least 12 others were injured in the attack at Daska, near Sialkot.

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