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Pakistan: the deadliest attacks on Shiite Muslims

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Below are the deadliest attacks targeting Shiite Muslims in Pakistan since 2009.

Shiites account for around a fifth of Pakistan's population of 180 million people, who are mostly Sunnis.

--2009 --

- February 5: 35 people are killed in a suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque in Dera Ghazi Khan in central Pakistan.

- February 20: At least 30 are killed in a suicide attack targeting the funeral of an assassinated Shiite leader in the northwestern city of Dera Ismail Khan.

- December 28: At least 43 are killed in a suicide attack on a procession of Shiites in Karachi.

--2010 --

- February 5: 33 are killed in a double attack in Karachi. A bomb explodes near a bus of Shiites, followed by a second blast at a hospital treating the wounded.

- September 1: At least 31 are killed in a triple suicide attack targeting a Shiite procession in the eastern city of Lahore.

- September 3: 59 are killed in a suicide attack targeting a Shiite rally in the southwestern city of Quetta.

--2012 --

- February 17: A suicide bomber on a motorbike kills 31 people near a Shiite mosque in Parachinar in the tribal zone on the Afghan border.

--2013 --

- January 10: A double suicide attack on a snooker club kills 92 in a Shiite Hazara neighbourhood of Quetta.

- February 16: A bomb at a market at Hazara Town, a Shiite Hazara neighbourhood in the suburbs of Quetta, kills 89.

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