August 2011 Quetta bombing

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August 2011 Quetta bombing
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Location Quetta, Pakistan
Date August 30, 2011
Target Masque
Weapons Car bomb
Deaths 11
Non-fatal injuries
20

The August 2011 Quetta bombing refers to a suicide car bomb attack in Quetta masque that left 11 Shia Muslims dead and 20 more injured on August 30, 2011.[1] The victims were leaving their place of warship after Eid prayers when the bomb went off at the parking lot.[2] Ahsan Mahboob, a Pakistani Capital City Police Officer, said that the bomb had 40 kilograms (88 lb) of explosives. Besides dead and injured, which were transported to the Civil Hospital and Bolan Medical College, the bomb also destroyed 10 cars along with a few houses.[3] No one claimed responsibility for the attack.[4][5] After the blast there was police cordoning and mourning. The mourning was announced by Quetta Azadari Council which lasted for the whole week. It was then followed by condemnation of attack from both JAP President Allama Abbas Kumaili and Hazara Democratic Party.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "11 killed in Quetta suicide blast". AFP (Pakistan Today). August 31, 2011. Archived from the original on July 19, 2014. Retrieved July 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bomber kills 11 outside mosque in Quetta, Pakistan". BBC News Online (BBC). August 31, 2011. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ Shehzad Baloch (August 31, 2011). "11 killed in powerful blast outside Quetta mosque". The Express Tribune. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Car Bomb Kills 10 After Eid Prayers in Pakistan". Voice of America. August 30, 2011. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Deadly car bomb hits Pakistan's Quetta city". Al Jazeera. August 31, 2011. Archived from the original on July 19, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Shia community in Quetta Mourns, on Eid ul Fitr over the Blast, which killed at least 11, while several others Injured". Jafria News. August 31, 2011. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 12, 2014.