19 April 2010 Peshawar bombing

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2010 Peshawar bombing
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.svg
Location of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan
Location Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Date 19 April 2010
Deaths 25

The 19 April 2010 Peshawar bombing was a suicide bombing that occurred in a marketplace in Peshawar, Pakistan on 19 April 2010.[1] At least 25 people died.[2] The blast, which happened in Qissa Khawani market, killed Dost Muhammad, who was the local leader of Jamaat-e-Islami and was leading a protest against Load shedding.[3] The attack happened at about 6:30 pm local time.[4] The attack also appeared to target a senior police officer Gulfat Hussein a shia.[5] The government declared three days of mourning after the bombing.[6]

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  1. ^ "Peshawar market suicide bombing leaves many dead". BBC. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Beeston, Richard (20 April 2010). "Taleban put hostages on show as market bomb death toll rises". The Times (London). Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Tavernise, Sabrina (19 April 2010). "Bomber Strikes Near Pakistan Rally; Police Officer Seen as Target". The New York Times. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Market blast kills 22 in Pakistan". CNN. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Terrorists attack police, JI rally in Peshawar". Dawn (newspaper). 20 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 
  6. ^ "Bomb blast hits Pakistan protest". Al Jazeera English. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2010. 

Coordinates: 34°01′26″N 71°37′16″E / 34.023836°N 71.620973°E / 34.023836; 71.620973