2008 Charsadda bombing

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2008 Charsadda bombing
LocationCharsadda, Pakistan
Date9 February 2008
TargetAwami National Party
Attack type
Suicide attack
Deaths27[1]
Injured50[1]

In the Charsadda bombing of 9 February 2008, a suicide bomber killed at least 27 people and another 50 were injured in Charsadda, Pakistan attending a political rally for the opposition Awami National Party.[1][2] No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz Khan suspected Al-Qaeda or Taliban-linked groups were responsible after threatening all political parties in the North-West Frontier Province.[3] The bombing occurred nine days before the 2008 Pakistani general election which was postponed in the wake of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "CNN: Pakistan blast toll rises to 27". Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  2. ^ "AFP: Bomb Kills 27 at Pakistan Election Rally". Retrieved 6 November 2014.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ ABC News. "ABC News". ABC News. Retrieved 6 November 2014.

Coordinates: 34°08′N 71°44′E / 34.14°N 71.73°E / 34.14; 71.73