2013 Peshawar mosque attack

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Peshawar mosque attack
Location Peshawar, Pakistan
Date June 21, 2013 (2013-06-21)
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths 15
Non-fatal injuries
20
Perpetrators unknown
Motive unknown

On 20 June 2013, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shiite mosque, killing 15 people and injuring over 20. The attack happened in the Shiite area known as Gulshan Colony. The attacker is believed to have been a Sunni Muslim.[1] Three people were suspected of carrying out the attacks. The perpetrators first gunned down a police officer and a security guard, before the suicide bomber went into the mosque.[2] There were reportedly around 300 people worshiping inside the mosque.[3] The president of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, commented about the attack saying, "Such cowardly and heinous acts by the militants cannot weaken the nation's resolve to pursue its struggle against militancy." [4]

See also[edit]

Terrorist incidents in Pakistan in 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khan, Omer. "Shia mosque blast kills 15 in Pakistan". Times of India. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Khan, Omer. "Shia mosque blast kills 15 in Pakistan". Times of India. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Khan, Riaz. "Militants Attack Shiites in Pakistan, 15 Killed". ABC News. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Khan, Omer. "Shia mosque blast kills 15 in Pakistan". Times of India. Retrieved 21 June 2013.