2010 Darra Adam Khel mosque bombing

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2010 Darra Adam Khel mosque bombing
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The location of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa within Pakistan
LocationDarra Adam Khel, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°57′46″N 72°22′23″E / 34.962779°N 72.373123°E / 34.962779; 72.373123
Date5 November 2010
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths66
Non-fatal injuries
80+
PerpetratorsTehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan

The 2010 Darra Adam Khel mosque bombing occurred on 5 November 2010, when at least 66 people, including children, were killed by a suicide bomb attack in a mosque in the town of Darra Adam Khel, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. 80 others were wounded as worshippers offered Jumu'ah, the congregational Friday prayers.[1] The mosque, which belonged to the predominate Sunni denomination, was frequented by tribal elders; according to sources, the bomber may have been targeting a local politician who was known for speaking out against the Taliban.[1] The attack was the deadliest after the September 2010 Quetta bombing in Balochistan, which targeted a procession of Shi'a Muslims.[1] Just a few hours after the attack, three grenades were thrown at another mosque in Peshawar; the blasts killed 5 and wounded 24.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Pakistan: Dozens Die In Suicide Bomb Attack". Sky News. 5 November 2010.