45 years of terrorism in one map
February 2017: Terror has struck Pakistan this week with eight suicide attacks in all four provinces in four days – Lahore, Sehwan, Peshawar, Quetta – resulting in dozens of deaths.
16 Feb | Sehwan, Sindh: A suicide bomber attacked the famous Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in Sehwan, Sindh, killing at least 72 people and injuring over 250 in the deadliest of a wave of bombings across Pakistan this week. These include 46 men, 9 women and 20 children.
16 Feb | Awaran, Balochistan: An army captain and two soldiers were killed in Awaran IED blast.
15 Feb | Peshawar & Mohmand Agency: At least six people were killed in two separate terrorist attacks in Peshawar, KP, and in Mohmand Agency, FATA.
13 Feb | Lahore: At least 13 people were killed and 85 injured when a suicide bomber struck outside the Punjab Assembly in Lahore during a protest. SSP Operations Zahid Gondal of Punjab Police and DIG Traffic Lahore Ahmad Mobin were among those killed.
13 Feb | Quetta: Two people including a bomb disposal squad (BDS) officer were killed in an explosion near the overhead bridge on Quetta’s Sariab road.
Also: Quetta and Peshawar among 20 most terrorist prone cities in the world
2016 update | Turkey: At least 41 people have been killed in Istanbul airport attack.
Istanbul. Brussels. Paris… and the terrorists keep on striking.
October 2016 | Quetta: At least 59 people have died and more than 110 were injured after a team of heavily armed suicide attackers stormed the Balochistan police college on the outskirts of the capital of Balochistan province at 11.20pm, killing two guards on the front gate and then making straight for the hostel where 700 cadets were sleeping.
August 2016 | Quetta: At least 74 people, mostly lawyers, were killed in a suicide bombing of a hospital in Quetta.
Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, Libya, Turkey, Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan are some of the countries worst hit in the first six months of 2016.
Each dot on this map represents an act of terrorism since 1970.
Pakistan seems to be filled with plenty of dots. Sadly.
Data from the Global Terrorism Database at the University of Maryland.
According to The Washington Post: According to this US government rulebook, officially labeling someone a “terrorist” is much easier than you probably think.
Related: Pakistan ranks 5th in terrorism-affected countries list
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