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Pakistan pays for Osama's death: 153 killed in 30 days

Last updated on: May 31, 2011 10:46 IST

Pakistan pays for Osama's death: 153 killed in 30 days

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At least 153 people have been killed and 200 others injured in the seven bomb blasts that have taken place in different parts of Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province since Al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's killing in Abbottabad on May 2.

The terrorist attacks took place in different parts of the province and targeted both government and public places, The Express Tribune reports.


Image: A damaged vehicle is cleared from a police station, which was destroyed by a car bomb, in Peshawar
Photographs: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
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The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for all seven blasts as 'revenge' for bin Laden's killing.

The Saudi-born terrorist, who had evaded capture for a decade, was killed on May 2 in a top-secret operation involving a small team of United States Special Forces in Abbottabad.


Image: Residents stand over the caskets of those killed by a secondary blast at the site of a NATO tanker which was attacked in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Agency
Photographs: Reuters
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The first attack hit a police station in Umar Zai Charsadda on May 2, killing five people and wounding 15 others.

Four civilians were injured in the second assault -- a remote controlled blast targeted at a convoy of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's minister for agriculture.


Image: Residents gather next to a crater caused by a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern town of Hangu
Photographs: K Parvez/Reuters
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The third attack took place on May 8, when a blast at the main gate of the district and session court in Nowshera killed two people, including a woman constable, and injured ten others.

In what was the worst attack of the month, at least 98 people, including 85 FC recruits and 70 others were injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up in front of the Shabqadar Frontier Constabulary Fort in Charsadda on May 13.


Image: A man weeps at the burial site of a family member who died in a suicide bomb attack in the northwestern town of Hangu
Photographs: K Parvez/Reuters
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In the fourth attack, terrorists targeted a US Consulate vehicle near the American Club in University Town on May 20. The blast resulted in the death of a pedestrian, while 10 people sustained injuries.

Last Wednesday, a Crime Investigation Department police station in the cantonment area of Peshawar was hit when an explosive-laden pickup detonated at the Hayat Chowk on the University Road. According to officials, at least eight security personnel were killed and 39 others were injured.


Image: A soldier stands guard as a man collects his belongings from his destroyed shop in a market near the paramilitary academy, which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Charsadda, northwest Pakistan
Photographs: Mian Khursheed/Reuters
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The latest attack occurred a day later, when a suicide bomber detonated a car bomb near the district administration offices in Hangu last Thursday.

At least 39 police personnel and civilians were killed and 52 others were injured in the blast, according to District Police Officer Rashid Khan.


Image: Men collect belongings from their damaged shops in a market near the entrance of a paramilitary academy, which was attacked by a suicide bomber, in Charsadda, northwest Pakistan
Photographs: Mian Khursheed/Reuters
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Source: ANI