2009 Chakwal mosque bombing

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5 April 2009 Chakwal Mosque attack
Location Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Date 5 April 2009 (UTC+05.00)
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Weapon(s) Bomb
Deaths 30+[1]
Non-fatal injuries
150[1]
Perpetrators unknown

The 2009 Chakwal mosque bombing occurred on 5 April 2009, in Chakwal in the Punjab province of Pakistan. An initial casualty count of 30 was reported with at least 150 injuries. The mosque was reportedly "packed" at the time of the explosion. The attack occurred during a religious congregation

Background[edit]

Chakwal is a town located in the Pakistani Punjab.

The bombing of the Chakwal mosque came just over a week after another mosque bombing in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The attack also occurred at a minority Shia mosque.[1]

Follow up[edit]

The attack came a day after eight paramilitary soldiers were killed in a suicide attack in the capital Islamabad.[1]

Attack[edit]

There was no immediate claim of responsibility though security officials said they believed the attack to be a result of a suicide bombing. The attack also came only days after Tehreek-e-Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud warned of increased attacks.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Deadly blast in Pakistani mosque". Al Jazeera. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-05.