ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suicide bombing that killed more than 60 people and wounded nearly 100 others on Monday at a gathering of lawyers on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta was the latest in a string of mass killings by militant groups around Pakistan.
Despite government and military efforts to crack down on the groups, the attacks show little signs of abating and have claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many schoolchildren, over the past six years
The attack took place after nearly 100 lawyers had come to the hospital in the city of after one of the city’s most prominent attorney’s, provincial Bar Association President Bilal Kasi, was gunned down on his way to his office. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Here is a look at some major attacks in the past six years in Pakistan by militants.
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__ March 27, A bombing on Easter Sunday kills 65 people in a park in the eastern city of Lahore that was crowded with Christians, including many children
__ March 16, A bomb rips through a bus carrying Pakistani government employees in the volatile northwestern city of Peshawar killing 15 people.
__ March 7, A suicide bomber attacks the entrance to a court in northwest Pakistan killing 11 people.
__ Jan 20, Islamic militants storm a school in Charsadda northeastern Pakistan in a deadly attack that lasted for hours. At least 20 people were killed and 23 are wounded
__ Sept. 18: Taliban storm a military air base used as a residential area on the outskirts of Peshawar, killing 29 people, including 16 who were praying inside a mosque.
__Aug. 16: A suicide bombing at the home of Punjab province’s home minister Shuja Khanzada kills 18 people, including the minister and a senior police officer.
__May 29: Gunmen hijack a bus and kill 22 people near Pishin district in southwestern Baluchistan province.
__May 13: Gunmen storm a bus carrying Shiite Muslims in southern city of Karachi and kill 45 people.
__April, 11: Gunmen in restive southwestern Pakistan kill 20 workers at a dam construction site.
__March 17: Two suicide bombers attack two churches in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore as worshippers prayed inside — killing 15 people.
__ Feb. 14: Taliban militants storm a Shiite mosque in the city of Peshawar, killing 20 people.
__Jan. 30: A suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern city of Shikarpur kills 59 people.
__ Dec.16: Militants attack an army run school killing over 150 people, mostly children.
__Nov. 2: Taliban suicide bomber kills 60 in attack on a paramilitary checkpoint close to the Wagah border crossing with India.
__June 9: Ten gunmen disguised as police guards attack a terminal at Pakistan’s busiest airport with machine guns and a rocket launcher, killing 13 people during a five-hour siege.
__June 8: A suicide bomber in the country’s southwest killed at least 23 Shiite pilgrims returning from Iran.
__Sept. 22: A twin suicide bomb blast in a Peshawar church kills at least 85 people.
__Aug. 17: Heavily armed Taliban fighters blast their way into a Pakistani air force base, leaving two security officers and nine insurgents dead.
__June 22: 10 Foreign climbers are killed by militants on Nanga Parbat, ninth highest mountain in world.
__March 3: Explosion in Karachi kills 45 Shiites outside a mosque.
__Jan. 10: Bombing in Shiite area of southern city of Quetta kills 81 people.
—Nov. 22: A Taliban suicide bomber struck a Shiite Muslim procession in the city of Rawalpindi, near Pakistan’s capital, killing 23 people.
—Jan. 5: Taliban shoot and kill 15 Pakistani frontier police after holding them hostage for more than a year.
—Sept. 20: Militants kill at least 26 Shiites on a bus near the southern city of Quetta.
—May 23: Pakistani commandos recapture a major naval base from Taliban attackers who struck to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden in a U.S. raid. Militants destroyed two U.S.-supplied surveillance aircraft and killed at least 10 personnel.
—May 13: A pair of Taliban suicide bombers attacks paramilitary police recruits in Shabqadar, killing 80, also in retaliation for bin Laden’s killing.
—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: Two suicide bombers kill 102 people in the Mohmand tribal region.
—July 2: 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.