|2004 Multan bombing|
|Part of War in North-West Pakistan|
|Location||Multan District, Punjab, Pakistan|
|Date||October 7, 2004|
2004 Multan bombing refers to a car bombing that took place at the Multan District, Punjab on October 7, 2004 in which death toll was 40 and the amount of injured was close to a 100.
The attack happened around 4:30 pm and was carried out against Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan members who gathered in thousands to mourn the death of their leader Azam Tariq. The bomb, according to Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao was remote-controlled and was placed inside of Suzuki-brand car. Eyewitnesses reported that they heard two blasts with a 20-second interval. Besides killing innocent civilians the bomb also damaged some nearby buildings and left puddles of blood and human flesh scattered around.
After the attack the Pakistani police were deployed to the site amid the attacks from the protestors who burned tires, damage windscreens, and attacking two ambulance vehicles. Later on the police also arrested Irfan Ali Shah who was eventually found guilty on 40 counts of terrorism and was put to death by 2006.
- Elizabeth Davies (October 8, 2004). "Pakistan car bomb kills 40 during rally". Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140222061313/http://www.worldsecuritynetwork.com/Broader-Middle-East/Davies-Elizabeth/Pakistan-car-bomb-kills-40-during-rally. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "Death sentence for Multan bombing". BBC News. September 1, 2006. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140222061505/http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5306402.stm. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "Bomb kills 40 at Pakistan religious rally". October 7, 2004. Archived from the original on February 22, 2004. //web.archive.org/web/20140222235142/http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-10/07/content_380150.htm. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "Massive car bomb blast kills 39 in Multan". October 8, 2004. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140222023315/http://www.dawn.com/news/373030/massive-car-bomb-blast-kills-39-in-multan. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- Lauren Johnston (October 6, 2004). "Deadly Double Bombing In Pakistan". CBS News. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. //web.archive.org/web/20140222201643/http://www.cbsnews.com/news/deadly-double-bombing-in-pakistan-06-10-2004/. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
- "Car bomb kills 37 at Pakistan rally". October 7, 2004. Archived from the original on February 22, 2004. //web.archive.org/web/20140222235148/http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-10/07/content_380132.htm. Retrieved February 12, 2014.
|This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).|