March 2011 Peshawar bombing

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9 March 2011 Peshawar bombing
Location Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Date 9 March 2011
Attack type
Car explosive
Deaths 40+
Perpetrators Taliban

The 9 March 2011 Peshawar bombing occurred in the city of Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in north-west Pakistan. The attack took place in the Adezai locality of Peshawar; 37 people were killed and at least 45 were wounded.[1] The blast happened during a funeral held for the wife of a local anti-Taliban Pashtun militia leader.[2] According to a witness, the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber, a "boy wrapped in a shawl."[2] A medical emergency was declared at hospitals in Peshawar, where those injured in the attack were taken.[2]

The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the explosion,[2] and said it was retaliation for the local militia's support for Pakistani security forces in carrying out anti-Taliban operations.[2]

Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani issued a statement condemning the attacks, though the government was also criticised for its lack of support for those affected by the Taliban.[1]

The incident took place just a day after another separate terrorist incident in Faisalabad.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Masood, Salman (9 March 2011). "Bomber Hits Taliban Opponents in Pakistan". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Deadly attack at Pakistan funeral procession". BBC News. 9 March 2011. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Retrieved 11 March 2011. 

Coordinates: 34°00′00″N 71°30′00″E / 34.0000°N 71.5000°E / 34.0000; 71.5000

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