January 2010 Bajaur bombing

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January 2010 Bajaur bombing
Location Khar, Pakistan
Date 30 January 2010
16.30AM – (UTC+5)
Target Multiple
Attack type
Suicide Bomber
Deaths 16 [1]
Non-fatal injuries
25
Suspected perpetrators
Al-Qaeda

January 2010 Bajaur bombing was a suicide bombing in Khar town in Bajaur in Pakistan on January 30, 2010. At least 16 people were killed when a man dressed in a burqa walked up to a military checkpoint and detonated himself.[2][3] 2 soldiers were among the dead and at least 25 were injured.[4] It has long been suspected that Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri have been hiding in Bajaur.[3] A curfew was imposed in the district after the blast. The bomber was thought to be between 18 - 23 years of age.[5] The attack drew widespread condemnation in Pakistan.[6] The bombing was condemned by President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani, Speaker National Assembly Fahmida Mirza, Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi, Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek, Deputy Chairman Jan Muhammad Jamali, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Defence Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Minister for Zakat and Ushr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri and Minister of State for Religious Affairs Shagufta Jumani.[6]

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Coordinates: 34°41′N 71°30′E / 34.683°N 71.500°E / 34.683; 71.500