486 killed in suicide strikes in Punjab since 2007

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Lahore, May 31 (ANI): The deteriorating law and order situation and the expanding writ of extremists in Pakistan, and especially in Punjab can be gauged from the fact that at least 486 people including army, navy and police officials, have lost their lives in suicide attacks in the province since 2007.

Besides that about 1,573 people have been injured in terror strikes since 2007 to till date, The News reports.

Some of the recent terror attacks that have rocked the province and other parts of the country are as follows:

May 27, 2009: A suicide car bomber targets buildings housing police and intelligence offices in the eastern city of Lahore, killing about 30 and injuring more than 100.

March 30, 2009: Armed gunmen attack a police academy on the outskirts of Lahore, killing at least12 people and wounding dozens.

March 27, 2009: A suicide bomber demolishes a packed mosque near the northwestern town of Jamrud, killing about 50 people and injuring scores more.

March 3, 2009: Gunmen attack the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore, wounding several players and killing six policemen and a driver.

Sept. 20, 2008: A suicide attack kills at least 54 and wounds more than 250 and devastates the Marriott hotel in Islamabad.

Sept. 6, 2008: A suicide car bombing kills at least 35 people and wounds 80 at a police checkpoint in Peshawar.

Aug. 21, 2008: Suicide bombers blow themselves up at two gates of a weapons factory in the town of Wah, killing at least 67 people and wounding at least 100.

March 11, 2008: Suicide bombs rip through seven-story police headquarters and a house in Lahore, killing at least 24 people and wounding more than 200.

Feb. 29, 2008: Suicide bomber strikes funeral of slain police officer in the Swat Valley, killing more than 40 people and wounding at least 60.

Jan. 10, 2008: Suicide bomber blows himself up among police guarding the High Court in Lahore, killing 24 people and wounding scores more.

Dec. 27, 2007: Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and 20 other people are killed in a suicide bombing and shooting attack in Rawalpindi. (ANI)

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