January 2007 Dera Ismail Khan suicide bombing

January 2007 Dera Ismail Khan suicide bombing
Part of Sectarianism in Pakistan and War in North-West Pakistan
Dera Ismail Khan is located in Pakistan
Dera Ismail Khan
Dera Ismail Khan
Dera Ismail Khan (Pakistan)
LocationDera Ismail Khan, KPK, Pakistan
Coordinates31°30′N 70°42′E / 31.5°N 70.7°E / 31.5; 70.7Coordinates: 31°30′N 70°42′E / 31.5°N 70.7°E / 31.5; 70.7
DateJanuary 29, 2007
TargetShi'ites
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponsExplosive belt
Deaths2 (+1 bomber)
Non-fatal injuries
7
VictimsSecurity forces
Participant1 (suicide bomber)
MotiveSectarianism

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.[1] The inceident happened during month of Muharram on the day of Ashura, the holiest day of the year for Shi'ites.

Background[]

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.

Bombing[]

According to police officials, the bomber was a teenager who refused to be checked at a checkpost and instead be detonated himself.[1] 7 people were injured while two, excluding the bomber, were killed.

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  1. ^ a b "'Three killed' in Pakistan blast". BBC News. 29 January 2007. Retrieved 15 May 2017.