2009 in Pakistan

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2009
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Pakistan
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See also: Other events of 2009
List of years in Pakistan

Events[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

July[edit]

  • On July 3, 2009, Taliban militants Saturday claimed responsibility for a military helicopter crash that killed 41 people in the rugged tribal area in the country's north. However, a military spokesman rejected the claim, reiterating that the helicopter had crashed due to a 'technical fault.' 41 security personnel, including 19 personnel of the paramilitary Frontier Crops, 18 regulars from the army and four crew members, on board a military transport helicopter were killed when it crashed in Chapri Ferozkhel area on the border of Khyber and Orakzai tribal regions on Friday afternoon.[3]

August[edit]

October[edit]

  • October 5, five people were killed when a suicide bomber dressed in military fatigues walked through the security cordon at the World Food Program offices of the United Nations in Islamabad.[4]
  • October 9, in the busiest bazaar in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, militants set off a car bomb that killed 48 people.[4]
  • October 11, 10 militants dressed in army fatigues and armed with automatic weapons, mines, grenades and suicide jackets breached the perimeter of the army headquarters in Rawalpindi in a raid that left 23 people dead and set off a 20-hour siege.[4]
  • October 12, militants launched their fourth assault in a week on strategic targets across Pakistan, this time with a suicide car bombing against a military vehicle in a crowded market in the northwest, killing 41 people and wounding dozens more.[4]

December[edit]

  • December 29 – A bombing occurs during the main Jaloos in Karachi in which the Shias were mourning over the Day of Ashura. 43 persons were killed while almost 60 persons were injured.

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Investigators see LeT footprints in Lahore attack[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ CJP reinstated but political differences persist
  3. ^ "Helicopter crash kills 41 security personnel" Dawn, 4 July 2009
  4. ^ a b c d Pir Zubair Shah and Mark McDonald (October 12, 2009). "Car Bomb Kills at Least 41 in Restive Region of Pakistan". New York Times. Archived from the original on 8 April 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2009.