Mian Channu school house bombing
|Mian Channu school house bombing|
|Location||Mian Channu, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Date||July 13, 2009
Around 9 am
|School bombing, mass murder, terrorism|
The blast happened in a school house used to teach Qur'an to the children. The blast took place soon after a class was completed at about 9 am and the students were leaving the house. Forty other houses were destroyed and 60 people were injured. The house was owned by Riaz Ahmad Kamboh, a religious teacher. The blast left a crater 40 feet wide and 8 feet deep. After the blast a steel box containing audio tapes of sermons by clerics belonging to Lashkar-e-Jhangvi was recovered from the house. It appeared that the house was also being used as an ammunition dump. According to the police small rockets and missiles propelled by shoulder-fired launchers were among the other material recovered from the site. It was theorized that the blast was accidental.
Prime minister Yousaf Raza Gillani condemned the blast and ordered an enquiry into the explosion. Subsequently the police filed an FIR against three including Riaz in connection with this explosion. It was reported that Riaz Kamboh was recruiting fighters for Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan and was an expert at making suicide vests.
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- PM Gilani condemns explosion at Mian Channu, seeks immediate report, The Nation, 2009-07-13. Accessed 2009-07-18. Archived 2009-07-30.
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- Interrogation of suspect leads to more arrests, The News International, 2009-07-15. Accessed 2009-07-18. Archived 2009-07-30.