Attacks on shrines
Since Pakistan joined the war on terror with the United States and its allies, a wave of terrorist attacks entered the country. Sufi Shrines, religious places, and sectarian killings started. These attacks brought massive killings and collateral damage to the country.
The day of March 05, 2009 brought tears and bloodshed when the Shrine of Sufi Poet Rehman Baba was bombed in Peshawar. A year later, on 17th June 2010, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Golra Shareef Shrine was attacked. A police constable and 3 others were injured in that attack. In the same year, on July 07, Suicide bombers attacked Data Darbar in Lahore killing 37. On Oct 07, the shrine of Abdullah Shah Gazi, Karachi was attacked killing eight and leaving 60 injured. On Oct 25, Shrine Baba Farid Pakpatan was attacked in which 6 people were killed. On 7th March 2011, around 11 people were killed in Akhund Panju Baba at Akbarpur Jaba in Nowshera. In the same year, Shrine of Sufi Saint Ahmad Sultan, popularly known as Sakhi Sarwar at Dera Ghazi Khan was attacked killing 6 and leaving 100 injured. In Khuzdar Dera Balochistan, the suicide attack at the shrine of Shah Noorani resulted in 60 deaths and more than 100 people were killed.