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2004 Multan bombing
Part of War in North-West Pakistan
Location Multan District, Punjab, Pakistan
Date October 7, 2004
Target Mourners
Weapons Car bomb
Deaths 40[1]
Non-fatal injuries
100


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.[2]

Incident

The attack happened around 4:30 pm[3] and was carried out against Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan members who gathered in thousands to mourn the death of their leader Azam Tariq.[4] The bomb, according to Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao was remote-controlled and was placed inside of Suzuki-brand car.[5] 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.[6]

Aftermath

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.[5] 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.[2]

References

  1. 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. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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. 
  3. "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. 
  4. "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. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 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. 
  6. "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. 

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