Terrorist attacks in Pakistan

At least 88 people were killed and hundreds injured in a suicide attack Thursday at Pakistan's Lal Shahbaz Qalandar shrine in the southern town of Sehwan in Sindh province. This attack is the latest of a string of attacks in Pakistan this week. Monday, a bomb exploded during a protest in Lahore outside the Punjab assembly. Two police officers were killed on Tuesday while attempting to defuse a bomb in Quetta. Wednesday, there was a bombing at a government office in the Mohmand tribal area, and also a suicide attack on government employees in Peshawar.

Advice For Travellers

Security has been increased. Two border crossing with Afghanistan have been closed, Chaman and Torkham.

Terrorist attacks are frequent in Pakistan. There is a high threat from terrorism, kidnapping and sectarian violence throughout Pakistan. In the interest of minimizing safety risk, limit your frequency of travel and minimize the time spent in and around markets, restaurants, religious sites, government installations, and other public locations. If possible avoid using public transportation in Pakistan. Only use hotels that have rigorous security procedures. Avoid all public gatherings and events, protests and rallies. Even peaceful situations can quickly and unexpectedly become violent.

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