February 2010 Karachi bombings

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February 2010 Karachi bombings
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Sindh in Pakistan.svg
Location of Sindh in Pakistan
Location Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Date 5 February 2010
Deaths 25
Non-fatal injuries

The February 2010 Karachi bombings were a series of two bombings in Karachi in Pakistan on 5 February 2010. At least 25 people died and more than 50 were injured.[1] The attacks which targeted Shia Muslims happened on Arba'een, a religious observation that occurs 40 days after the Day of Ashura.


The first bombing occurred when a suicide bomber on a motorcycle laden with explosives hit a bus carrying Shia pilgrims.[2] Twelve people died. The bomb disposal squad said that the bike rider was wearing a suicide jacket with 15-20kg of explosives. About an hour later, another blast occurred just outside the emergency ward of Jinnah hospital where many victims from the first blast were being cared for. At least 10 were killed in this blast.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Pakistan double bombing kills Shia Muslims, BBC News, 5 February 2010
  2. ^ Faisal Aziz, Twin blasts kill 25 in Karachi Reuters, 5 February 2010
  3. ^ "22 killed as bombs hit Karachi", The Independent from Associated Press, 5 February 2010

External links

  • In pictures: Shia festival bomb attacks
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