2010 Dera Ismail Khan bombing

2010 Dera Ismail Khan bombing
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Dera Ismail Khan is located in Pakistan
Dera Ismail Khan
Dera Ismail Khan
Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan)
LocationKachi Paind Khan, Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
DateMay 18, 2010
TargetDSP Kulachi, Muhammad Iqbal Khan
Attack type
Bombing
WeaponsIED
Deaths13
Non-fatal injuries
14
VictimsIqbal Khan and his guards

On May 18, 2010, a bombing took place in Kachi Paind Khan area of Dera Ismail Khan. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle and killed 13 people while injured 14 on its detonation.[1] Deputy superintendent of Kulachi police, Muhammad Iqbal Khan was also among the deceased and was said to be the target of attack.[2]

Background[]

Dera Ismail Khan had hosted many incidents of bombing prior to this one. Policmen and security official are targeted by militants in Pakistan as retaliation to ongoing War in North-West Pakistan. The 2010 Dera Ismail Khan bombing was also carried out against police.

Attack[]

On 18 May, when DSP of Kulachi, Iqbal Khan left his home at Kachi Paind Khan escorted by police mobile, a bomb planted in Motorcycle exploded near the police van.[3][4] Security official reached the site and cordoned off the area. According to bomb disposal squad, four kilograms of material was used in the bomb.[3] 13 people were killed while 14 got injured. The injured were brought to District Head Quarter hospital where five were said to be in critical condition.[5] The human flesh of the victims was laid scattered on roads and bang of explosion was heard in three kilometer radius.[6]

Victims[]

According to hospital sources, besides DSP Mohammad Iqbal Khan, his gunman Irshad, driver Mohammad Mushtaq, Bashir Ahmad, Mohammad Irshad, Insaf Bibi, Irum Bibi, Mohammad Younis, Arsalan, Sabir, Abdul Sattar, Shahzeb and an unknown man were among the deceased.[7]

The injured were identified as Bakhtullah, Mohammad Sharif, Asif Iqbal, Mulazim Hussain, Shah Jehan, Bashir Ahmad, Jamshed, Ghulam Hussain, Mohammad Ramzan, Rehmatullah, and an unidentified child while the son of Iqbal khan was also injured in the attack.[8]

Reactions[]

President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, Prime minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, Speaker and Deputy Speaker of National Assembly, Fehmida Mirza and Faisal Karim Kundi, Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Imran Khan, Emir Jamaat-e-Islami, Munawar Hassan and president of Pakistan Muslim League (N), Nawaz Sharif have condemned attack and offered condolence to families of victims.[9] Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Haider Khan Hoti condemned the attack calling it "cowardly act of terrorism" and said that this type of incidents cannot deter government commitment of war against terrorism.[8]

References[]

  1. ^ "DSP among 13 killed in DI Khan blast". The Express Tribune. 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Khan blast kills 12 including DSP". Pak Tribune. 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Pakistan blast 'kills 12' in Dera Ismail Khan". BBC news. 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Suicide bomb blast kills 12 in Dera Ismail Khan". defence.pk. 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  5. ^ "DSP among 13 killed in DI Khan bomb blast". The Nation. 23 April 2017. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.
  6. ^ "DSP among 13 persons killed in DI Khan blast". Aaj News. 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  7. ^ "DSP among 13 killed in DI khan blast". The News International. 19 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Bike bomb kills DSP, 12 others in DI Khan". The Nation. 19 May 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2017.
  9. ^ "14 killed in DI Khan blast". Business Magazine. 18 May 2010. Archived from the original on 24 April 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2017.