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|January 2007 Dera Ismail Khan suicide bombing|
|Part of Sectarianism in Pakistan and War in North-West Pakistan|
|Location||Dera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan|
|Date||January 29, 2007|
|Deaths||2 (+1 bomber)|
|Participant||1 (suicide bomber)|
On 29 January 2007, a suicide bomber blew himself up kiling a policeman and a civilian and wounding 7 others in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The inceident happened during month of Muharram on the day of Ashura, the holiest day of the year for Shi'ites.
Ashura is the holiest day of the year for Shi'ites as it marks the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussain, grandson of Muhammad. On the day of Ashura, Shi'ites observe mourning and in Pakistan, they are often targeted on this day.
According to police officials, the bomber was a teenager who refused to be checked at a checkpost and instead be detonated himself. 7 people were injured while two, excluding the bomber, were killed.
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