Chabahar suicide bombing

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Chabahar suicide bombing
Locator map Iran Sistan and Baluchestan Province.png
Sistan and Baluchistan Province highlighted within Iran
Location Chabahar, Sistan-Baluchestan, Iran
Date 14 December 2010 (UTC+4½)
Target Shia worshippers
Attack type
Suicide bombings
Deaths 39<[1]
Non-fatal injuries
100+[1]
Perpetrators Jundullah

The Chabahar suicide bombing was carried out on December 14, 2010, by two suicide bombers, who blew themselves up in a crowded Shiite Muslim mourning procession in the southeastern Iranian coastal city of Chabahar, outside Imam Husain Mosque.[2] It took place on the day of Tasu'a, when Shiite Muslims gathered to commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad through his daughter Fatimah and his successor Ali ibn Abi Talib.[3] It killed 39 people.[4]

Bombings[edit]

The first bomber detonated his explosives outside the Imam Husain Mosque and another one carried out the attacks in the crowd of Shiite worshippers just a day before the Day of Ashura. As per the Governor of Chahbahar, Ali Bateni. The first attacker was killed, however another one was arrested.[1]

Casualties[edit]

Between 38 and 39 worshippers were killed in the blast, and more than 100 were injured.[1][5]

Suspects[edit]

Al Arabiya reported Jundullah, a Sunni extremist rebel group, claimed responsibility for the bombing.[5] Chahbahar's Governor Ali Bateni said the mastermind behind the attacks was arrested.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Mosque attack kills 30in Iran during ceremony". Reuters. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  2. ^ "Explosion in Chabahar". IRNA. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  3. ^ "Suicide bombers kill at least 38 in southeast Iran". Times of India. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  4. ^ "Deadly bomb attack in Iran city of Chabahar". BBC News. 15 December 2010. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Suicide Bomber kills 38 near Iran Shiite Mosque". Al Arabiya. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  6. ^ "Main blast agent arrested – reliable source". IRNA. 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.

Coordinates: 25°17′01″N 60°37′25″E / 25.28361°N 60.62361°E / 25.28361; 60.62361