Sacrificing Our TODAY for the World's TOMORROW
FATA is "Federally Administered Tribal Area" of Pakistan; consisting of 7 Agencies and 6 F.Rs; with a 27000 Sq Km area and 4.5 m population.
MYTH: FATA is the HUB of militancy, terrorism and unrest in Afghanistan.
REALITY: FATA is the worst "VICTIM of Militancy”. Thousands of Civilians dead & injured; Hundreds of Schools destroyed; Thousands of homes raised to ground; 40% population displaced from homes.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pakistan: "VICTIM of Terrorism", Not the "Hub of Terrorism" - "FATA Awareness Initiative" Facts

"FATA Awareness Initiative" Team Comments: The list below is just a GLIMPSE of what Pakistan actually has been through in the "War Against Terrorism". Even then the OBAMAs and BROWNs and SINGHs and KARZAIs call Pakistan a "HUB of Terrorism". In reality Pakistan is the "VICTIM of Terrorism".
Courtesy: "Associated Press", 13 May 2011
Major militant attacks in Pakistan since 2007
A look at some of the major terrorist attacks in Pakistan in recent years:
- May 13: A pair of Taliban suicide bombers attack paramilitary police recruits in Shabqadar, killing 80 in retaliation for the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
- Nov. 5: A suicide bomber strikes a Sunni mosque in Darra Adam Khel in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 67 during Friday prayers.
- Sept. 1: A triple Taliban suicide attack on a Shiite Muslim procession kills 65 in the southwestern city of Quetta.
- July 9: A pair of suicide bombers kills 102 people in the Mohmand tribal region.
- July 2: Twin suicide bombers attack Pakistan's most revered Sufi shrine in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 47 people.
- May 29: Two militant squads armed with hand grenades, suicide vests and assault rifles attack two mosques of the Ahmadi minority sect in Lahore, killing 97.
- March 13: Two suicide bombers targeting army vehicles in Lahore kill more than 55 people.
- Jan. 1: A suicide bomber drives a truckload of explosives into a volleyball field in Lakki Marwat district in the northwest, killing at least 97 people.
- Dec. 28: Bomb blast kills at least 44 at a Shiite procession in southern city of Karachi.
- Dec. 7: Two bombs kill 48 at a market in eastern city of Lahore, while a suicide bomber kills 10 people outside a Peshawar court.
- Oct. 9: Suicide car bomb in busy market area in Peshawar kills 53.
- May 27: A suicide car bomber targets police and intelligence offices in the eastern city of Lahore, killing about 30 people.
- March 27: A suicide bomber demolishes a packed mosque near the northwestern town of Jamrud, killing about 50.
- March 3: Gunmen attack the Sri Lankan national cricket team in Lahore, wounding several of the players and killing six policemen and a driver.
- Sept. 20: A suicide truck bomb kills at least 54 as it devastates the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad.
- Aug. 21: Suicide bombers blow themselves up at two gates of a weapons factory in the town of Wah, killing at least 67 people.
- Dec. 27: Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and 20 other people are killed in a suicide bombing and shooting attack in Rawalpindi.
- Oct. 18: Suicide bombing aimed at Bhutto kills some 150 people in Karachi during celebrations welcoming her home from self-exile.
- July 3-11: An eight-day standoff between security forces and militants inside the compound of the Red Mosque, or Lal Masjid, kills 102 people.


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