2004 Multan bombing

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2004 Multan bombing
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Location Multan District, Punjab, Pakistan
Date October 7, 2004
Target Mourners
Weapons Car bomb
Deaths 40[1]
Injuries
100

2004 Multan bombing was a car bombing that took place in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan on October 7, 2004. The death toll was 40 and the number of injured was close to 100.[2]

Incident

The attack happened around 4:30 pm[3] and was carried out against Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan members who gathered in thousands to mourn the death of their leader Azam Tariq.[4] The bomb, according to Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao was remote-controlled and was placed inside of a Suzuki-brand car.[5] Eyewitnesses reported that they heard two blasts with a 20-second interval. Besides killing innocent civilians the bomb also damaged some nearby buildings and left puddles of blood and human flesh scattered around.[6]

Aftermath

After the attack the Pakistani police were deployed to the site amid the attacks from protestors who burned tires, damaged windscreens, and attacked two ambulances.[5] Later on the police arrested Irfan Ali Shah who was eventually found guilty on 40 counts of terrorism and was sentenced to death in 2006.[2]

References

  1. ^ Elizabeth Davies (October 8, 2004). "Pakistan car bomb kills 40 during rally". World Security Network. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Death sentence for Multan bombing". BBC News. September 1, 2006. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "Bomb kills 40 at Pakistan religious rally". China Daily. October 7, 2004. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Massive car bomb blast kills 39 in Multan". DAWN. October 8, 2004. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Lauren Johnston (October 6, 2004). "Deadly Double Bombing In Pakistan". CBS News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Car bomb kills 37 at Pakistan rally". China Daily. October 7, 2004. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.

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