March 2017 Parachinar suicide bombing

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March 2017 Parachinar bombing
Part of the War in North-West Pakistan
Parachinar is located in Pakistan
Parachinar
Parachinar
Parachinar (Pakistan)
Location Parachinar, Pakistan
Date 31 March 2017
Attack type
Bombing
Weapons Bomb
Deaths 24[1]
Non-fatal injuries
70+[2]
Perpetrators Jamaat-ul-Ahrar
Motive Sectarianism

On 31 March 2017, a car bombing took place at a market in Parachinar, northwest Pakistan.[3] The bombing was believed to be motivated by sectarianism, as the majority of the area's residents are Shia Muslims. At least 24 people were killed and more than 70 injured as a result of the blast.[4][5][6] Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other political leaders condemned the attack.[7]

References

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39452306
  2. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39452306
  3. ^ "At least 22 killed, 90 injured in Parachinar blast". Geo News. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  4. ^ http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39452306
  5. ^ "Suspected suicide blast in Parachinar; 15 killed". Samaa TV. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  6. ^ "22 killed, over 100 injured as blast rocks Parachinar". The Express Tribune. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  7. ^ "22 killed, 68 injured as blast rocks Parachinar on Friday". Daily Pakistan. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 

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