Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive
Peshawar, Pakistan--28 October 2009
compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017
28 October 2009
Type of event:
A car bombing at a marketplace in Peshawar, Pakistan, killed 118 people. The bomb used 150 kg of explosives and was remotely detonated shortly after 1300 at the Meena Bazaar marketplace used by women. Several buildings in the crowded marketplace collapsed and others were set on fire. Many of those killed were women shoppers; at least 68 men, 32 women, and 13 children were killed, including 7 children from a single family. Casualties also occurred in an adjacent mosque. At least 213 were injured.
119 killed, 213 injured
- Bacha, Ali Hazrat, 30 Oct. 2009, "Death toll from Peshawar blast rises to 117," Dawn, on line [http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/pakistan/metropolitan/04-explosion-heard-peshawar-qs-04+].
- BBC, 8 Dec. 2009, "Baghdad car bombs cause carnage," BBC News, on line [http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8400865.stm].
- CNN, 29 Oct. 2009, "Survivors recount narrow escape from deadly Peshawar market bombing," CNN World, on line [http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/10/28/pakistan.blast/index.html].
- India Today, 28 Oct. 2009, "95 killed, over 200 injured in Peshawar blast," India Today, on line [http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/68253/Top%20Stories/80+killed,+over+200+injured+in+Peshawar+blast.html].
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