2010 Chabahar suicide bombing

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2010 Chabahar suicide bombing
Locator map Iran Sistan and Baluchestan Province.png
Sistan and Baluchistan Province highlighted within Iran
Location Chabahar, Sistan-Baluchestan, Iran
Date 14 December 2010 (UTC+4½)
Target Shia worshippers
Attack type
Suicide bombings
Deaths 33[1]
Non-fatal injuries
95[1]
Perpetrators Jundullah

2010 Chabahar suicide bombing was carried out on December 14, 2010, by two suicide bombers, who blew themselves up in the crowded Shiite Muslim mourning procession in Southeastern Iranian coastal city of Chabahar outside Imam Husain Mosque.[2] The bombings took place in the day of Tasua, when Shiite Muslims gathered there to commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Mohammad through his successor Ali ibn Abi Talib and Fatimah.[3] The bombing resulted in killing at least 38 people.[4]

Bombings[edit]

The first bomber detonated his explosives outside the Imam Husain Mosque and another one carried out the attacks in the crowd of Shiite worshippers just a day before the Day of Ashura. As per the Governor of Chahbahar, Ali Bateni. The first attacker was killed, however another one was arrested.[5]

Casualties[edit]

Approximately over 35 worshippers were believed to have been killed in the blast,[6] and more than 100 were injured.[5]

Suspects[edit]

As per report by Al Arabiya news website Jundullah, a Sunni extremist rebel group claimed responsibility of the attacks on Shiites outside the Mosque.[6] Chahbahar's Governor Ali Bateni claimed that the mastermind behind the attacks was arrested.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.presstv.com/detail/155699.html
  2. ^ "Explosion in Chabahar". IRNA. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  3. ^ "Suicide bombers kill at least 38 in southeast Iran". Times of India. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Deadly bomb attack in Iran city of Chabahar". BBC News. 15 December 2010. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Mosque attack kills 30in Iran during ceremony". Reuters. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  6. ^ a b "Suicide Bomber kills 38 near Iran Shiite Mosque". Al Arabiya. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  7. ^ "Main blast agent arrested – reliable source". IRNA. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 

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