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Selected High-Profile Terrorist Attacks in South Asia Since 2007

Created on February 24, 2015

Selected High-Profile Terrorist Attacks in South Asia Since 2007


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Countless acts of terrorism have occurred in South Asia since 2001. An escalation in terrorist activity since 2007 has resulted in the deaths of more than 19,100 Afghan civilians, 17,700 Pakistani civilians, and 4,700 Indian civilians. Here is a list of some of the most significant attacks.

Sources: Heritage Foundation research; South Asia Terrorism Portal, “Fatalities in Terrorist Violence in Pakistan 2003-2014,” http://www.satp.org/ satporgtp/countries/pakistan/database/casualties.htm (accessed October 28, 2014); South Asia Terrorism Portal, “India Fatalities: 1994-2014,” October 26, 2014, http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/database/indiafatalities.htm (accessed October 28, 2014); and U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, Afghanistan Annual Report 2013: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, February 2014, http://www.unama.unmissions.org/ LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=OhsZ29Dgeyw%3d&tabid=12254&mid=15756&language=en-US (accessed October 28, 2014).


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