2009 Chakwal mosque bombing
|5 April 2009 Chakwal Mosque attack|
|Location||Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Date||5 April 2009 (UTC+05.00)|
The 2009 Chakwal mosque bombing occurred on 5 April 2009, in Chakwal in the Punjab province of Pakistan. An initial casualty count of 30 was reported with at least 150 injuries. The mosque was reportedly "packed" at the time of the explosion. The attack occurred during a religious congregation
Chakwal is a town located in the Pakistani Punjab.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility though security officials said they believed the attack to be a result of a suicide bombing. The attack also came only days after Tehreek-e-Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud warned of increased attacks.
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