2010 Peshawar bombing

2010 Peshawar bombing
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LocationPeshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Date19 April 2010

The 19 April 2010 Peshawar bombing was a suicide bombing that occurred in a marketplace in Peshawar, Pakistan.[1] At least 25 people died[2] and around 27 individuals were injured.[3] The explosion was the second to have occurred in the city that day, the first of which killed several children near a city school.[4]

The blast, which happened in Qissa Khawani market, an area in the old city that is also referred to as the Storytellers' Bazaar, killed Dost Muhammad, the local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, who was leading a protest against load shedding.[5] The attack happened at about 6:30 pm local time.[6] Witnesses saw the suicide bomber arrive on foot and proceed to detonate his explosives, near the demonstration of the Jamaat-e-Islami, a group that is reportedly sympathetic to the Taliban.[7]

The attack also appeared to target senior police officer Gulfat Hussein, a Shia Muslim.[8] According to a statement released by the provincial information minister Iftikhar Hussain, the suicide bomber blew himself up near the policemen sitting in their vehicles after the rally.[4] some of the wounded included members of the police. The government declared three days of mourning after the bombing.[9]

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  1. ^ "Peshawar market suicide bombing leaves many dead". BBC. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  2. ^ Beeston, Richard (20 April 2010). "Taleban put hostages on show as market bomb death toll rises". The Times. London. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  3. ^ CNN, From Reza Sayah,. "Market blast kills 22 in Pakistan - CNN.com". Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  4. ^ a b Ali, Faris. "Bomb in Pakistani city of Peshawar; 23 dead: police". Reuters. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  5. ^ Tavernise, Sabrina (19 April 2010). "Bomber Strikes Near Pakistan Rally; Police Officer Seen as Target". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Market blast kills 22 in Pakistan". CNN. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  7. ^ "2 bombs hit northwestern Pakistani city; 23 dead". CTVNews. 2010-04-19. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  8. ^ "Terrorists attack police, JI rally in Peshawar". Dawn. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Bomb blast hits Pakistan protest". Al Jazeera English. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010.

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