February 2010 Khyber mosque bombing

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February 2010 Khyber Mosque bombing
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
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Location of Federally Administered Tribal Areas in Pakistan
Location Dars village, Tirah, Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan
Date 18 February 2010
Deaths 30
Non-fatal injuries
70

The February 2010 Khyber mosque bombing occurred at a mosque in Dars village in Tirah Valley of Khyber Agency in Pakistan on February 18, 2010. At least 30 people died and more than 70 were injured.[1][2]

Attack[edit]

The blast occurred at a mosque which was used by members of banned militant group Lashkar-e-Islam.[3] The bombing appeared to target a leader of the pro Taliban group and happened next to a market selling Hashish.[4]

Aftermath[edit]

The blast was condemned by Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.[3] The bombing was thought to be result of a feud between rival militant groups.[2]

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