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2009 Lahore bombing
Location Lahore, Pakistan
Date 27 May 2009
Attack type Car bomb
Death(s) 35
Injured 250[1]
Suspected perpetrator(s) Tehrik-i-Taliban[2]

The 2009 Lahore bombing occurred on 27 May 2009 where a bomb attack killed at least 35 people and injured 250. Gunmen reportedly opened fire on guards before detonating a car bomb which flattened the emergency response building at police HQ. Nearby offices of the ISI intelligence service were also damaged.[3]


Authorities immediately blamed Taliban for this attack.[3] Taliban later took the responsibility for the attack, calling it a retaliatory step for Pakistan's military operations against Taliban in the Swat valley.[4][5] The caller Hakimullah Mehsud, deputy to Baitullah Mehsud, threatened of more attacks on government facilities in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Multan, asking people to leave those cities.[5] Another group, Tekreek-e-Taliban Punjab, also claimed credit for the attack.[6]




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