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  Kandahar mayor killed in suicide attack  The mayor of restive southern city was killed, the latest in a series of recent high-profile assassinations   Karzai's half-brother shot dead  Ahmed Wali Karzai, the Kandahar provincial council chief, was killed during a gathering at the hands of a guard Pakistan minorities minister 'shot dead' Map of Islamabad Pakistan  Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti, a Christian, has died after gunmen opened fire on his car in the capital, Islamabad Governor Taseer assassinated Map of Islamabad Pakistan
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B. 2017-09-05 Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore Ideal Home Layout, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bangalore, Southern India
C. 2016-07-10 Kashmir fear after mob drowns policeman Kashmir
D. 2016-05-08 Pakistani activist Khurram Zaki murdered in Karachi
4. 2016-04-23 Bangladeshi university professor hacked to death Rajshahi, Bangladesh
5. 2015-10-31 Bangladeshi secular publisher hacked to death Jagriti Prokashoni, Dhaka, Bangladesh
6. 2015-08-07 Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death Goran, Dhaka, Bangladesh
H. 2015-04-24 Pakistani activist Sabeen Mehmud shot dead
8. 2015-02-27 US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death Dhaka University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2014-06-06 Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack Kabul

Minister Israrullah Gandapur killed in blast Bombing at mosque kills Afghan governor   Afghan officials say a bomb placed inside a mosque in the country's east has killed Governor Arsallah Jamal, the governor of Logar province Afghan militants target, kill female author Pakistani politician is shot dead  Zahra Shahid Hussain, the senior VP of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi   Bhutto murder prosecutor shot dead   Gunmen have shot dead the prosecutor investigating the murder of Pakistan's ex-leader Benazir Bhutto, police say Teacher's death sparks calls for protection in Pakistan Bomb kills Pakistani politician Top Afghan peace negotiator shot dead 7 indicted for Bhutto assassination Afghans 'foil Karzai death plot'   Afghanistan, Pakistan spar over killing  Afghan officials stepped up accusations that the assassination of the country's peace council chairman began with a plot in Pakistan Death for Pakistan blasphemy killer Ex-Afghanistan president assassinated
Indian journalist shot dead in Bangalore Kashmir fear after mob drowns policeman Pakistani activist Khurram Zaki murdered in Karachi Bangladeshi university professor hacked to death   The attack police say is similar to a number of killings of secular bloggers and atheist activists in the past months Bangladeshi secular publisher hacked to death Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death Pakistani activist Sabeen Mehmud shot dead US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death Afghan presidential candidate survives convoy attack   At least six people were killed when explosions hit a campaign rally for Abdullah Abdullah, one of two presidential runoff candidates at a hotel Hamid Mir wounded in Pakistan gun attack   Two AP journalists shot in Afghanistan, one fatally Map of Khost Afghanistan

year 2017 Top ^

Sep.5   Southern India

year 2016 Top ^

Jul.10   Kashmir
May.8   Karachi
Apr.23   Bangladesh

year 2015 Top ^

Oct.31   Bangladesh
Aug.7   Bangladesh
Apr.24   Karachi
Feb.27   Bangladesh

year 2014 Top ^

Jun.6   Kabul
Apr.19   Karachi
Apr.4   Afghanistan
  Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographerwas shot in Khost province province. Kathy Gannon, a Canadian reporter in a stable condition

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.16   NW Pakistan
Oct.14   Afghanistan
Sep.6   Southern Afghanistan
May.18   Karachi
May.2   Pakistan
Mar.27   NW Pakistan

year 2012 Top ^

Nov.3   NW Pakistan
May.13   Kabul

year 2011 Top ^

Nov.5   Rawalpindi
Oct.5   Afghanistan
Oct.2   Afghanistan
Sep.30   Rawalpindi
Sep.20   Kabul
  Burhanuddin Rabbani, considered vital to peace efforts in the country, was assassinated. He had been leading the Afghan peace council.    2 suicide bombers feigning a desire to conduct reconciliation talks, deto...

Jul.27   Kandahar
Jul.12   Kandahar
Mar.1   Pakistan
Jan.4   Pakistan
  There has been international condemnation of the assassination of one of Pakistan's best-known liberal politicians, governor of Punjab province

year 2010 Top ^

Oct.14   Pakistan Police: Plot to kill Pakistan PM uncovered
Apr.15   Pakistan   U.N.: Bhutto death probe mishandled  U.N. commission: Pakistan's government failed to protect former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto before her assassination

year 2008 Top ^

Sep.3   Pakistan PM's motorcade attacked
Apr.5   Sri Lanka Blast kills highways minister Feb.8   Pakistan Scotland Yard: 'Blast killed Bhutto'

year 2007 Top ^

Dec.30   Pakistan   New video shows Bhutto being shot  Dramatic new videotape of the assassination of former Prime Minister emerged, showing her slumping moments after gunshots ring out Dec.27   Rawalpindi   Benazir Bhutto assassinated
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  Former Prime Minister was assassinated outside a large gathering of her supporters where a suicide bomber also killed at least 20
 Bhutto had just addressed an election rally when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb. Musharraf held an emergency meeting in the hours after the death. Rioters burned tires and blocked roads in Karachid. Police fired on an angry mob, killing 2 people, in the city of Khairpur

year 2006 Top ^

Sep.10   Afghanistan   Suicide bomb kills Afghan governor   Gov. Abdul Hakim Taniwal's bodyguard and his secretary were also killed in southeastern Paktia province Apr.25   Sri Lanka   Bomb targets army chief
  At least 8 people have been killed in a suicide bomb. The head of the army has been seriously injured

year 2005 Top ^

Aug.12   Sri Lanka Foreign Minister killed
Map of Colombo Sri Lanka  Lakshman Kadirgamar has been assassinated in a gun attack in Colombo. The murder was blamed on the Tamil Tigers

year 2003 Top ^

Dec.25   Pakistan   Musharraf survives two-pronged attack  Would-be assassins launched a 2-pronged suicide attack against a convoy, the second attempt to kill the President in the last 12 days Dec.14   Pakistan   Near miss for Musharraf convoy  An explosion has gone off just seconds after the President's convoy passed by. No-one was hurt

year 2002 Top ^

Sep.5   Kandahar   Karzai escapes assassin
  Kandahar governor wounded; gunman wore army uniform the new Afghan army. A bodyguard and shooter were killed Jul.6   Kabul Vice president shot dead  Gunmen have shot dead Haji Abdul Qadir and his driver outside the gates of a government ministry May.21   Kashmir Leading separatist killed

year 2001 Top ^

Oct.29   Sri Lanka PM survives suicide bombing
Sep.10   Afghanistan Massoud attacked
  Anti-Taliban leader suffered in an assassination attempt. U.S. officials say Massoud was killed. His brother claims he's alive

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