Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive
Mohammad, Afghanistan--9 July 2009
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 3 December 2017
9 July 2009
Type of event:
A truck bomb exploded along a highway 45 km south of Kabul, Afghanistan, in a village near Mohammad. The truck was loaded with explosives covered with a load of wood and had run off the main Afghan highway and overturned. The truck exploded as police officers approached the truck to check it. The truck had come to rest in a stream between two schools and near some shops. The explosion killed 4 police officers, 16 primary students (ages 8-12) at the schools, and 5 other civilians, including shopkeepers; 5 civilians were injured. Two shops were completely destroyed, many homes collapsed with some partially collapsing up to 200 meters away, and debris was reportedly thrown 2 km away.
25 killed, 5 injured
- Constable, Pamela, 9 July 2009, "Massive bomb blast kills 25 in central Afghanistan," The Washington Post, on line [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/08/AR2009070800704.html].
- Faiez, Rahim, 9 July 2009, "Massie bomb blast in central Afghanistan kills 25," Google News, on line [http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hvWEqwq3CrRvaQCmt21MfoYhjZJQD99ASTI80].
- King, Laura, 9 July 2009, "Truck bomb in Afghanistan kills 25, many of them children," Los Angeles Times, on line [http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-afghan-bomb10-2009jul10,0,6075428.story].
- Shalizi, Hamid, and Paul Tait, 9 July 2009, "Blast outside school in Afghanistan kills 25," Reuters India, on line [http://in.reuters.com/article/southAsiaNews/idINIndia-40927920090709].
- Wafa, Abdul Waheed, and Alan Cowell, 9 July 2009, "Afghan truck blast kills 16 children," The New York Times, on line [http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/10/world/asia/10afghan.html?ref=global-home].
- UNESCO, 10 Feb. 2010, "Education Under Attack 2010," UNESCO, on line [http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001868/186809e.pdf].
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