Save up to 90% on a Hartford Courant subscription. Click here to sign up now!

Death of Osama bin Laden (2011)

Major Taliban, militant attacks in Pakistan in recent years

Despite Pakistan's intensified military operations in restive tribal areas following last year's horrific Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar, militants still have the ability to launch spectacular attacks on targets linked to the country's military and government.

On Friday, a Taliban assault on a military base on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Peshawar left at least 29 dead, including 16 worshippers gunned down in a mosque during prayers.

Here is a look at some major attacks in recent years in Pakistan by the Taliban and other militants.


—Sept. 18: Taliban storm a military air base used as a residential area on the outskirts of...