The last ten days have been particularly violent for Pakistan, as the country grapples with one terror attack after another. The combined death toll in the last ten days stands at 126 right now.
Attacks on government officials and buildings were claimed by the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar group, a breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban, which announced its ‘Operation Ghazi’, named after Abdul Rashid Ghazi who was killed in the 2007 Lal Masjid faceoff. In a video released on February 13, the outlawed terror group said they would deliberately target legislative bodies, Pakistan army, NGOs, women rights groups and liberal activists, among others.
The other attacks targeted crowded markets, rallies and a Sufi shrine and were claimed by a whole host of terror groups.
Here is a closer look at Pakistan’s ten days of terror:
February 23: Two blasts rock Lahore; five killed, 21 wounded
A powerful blast shook an upscale market …