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Ojhri Camp (Urdu: اوجھڑی کیمپ‎) was the site of what was widely reported as the 1988 Ojhri Camp disaster in the media. The disaster occurred at a military storage center located in Rawalpindi Military District in Rawalpindi, Punjab Province of Pakistan on April 10, 1988; the center was used as an ammunition depot for Afghan mujahideen fighting against Soviet forces from Afghanistan. The camp exploded on April 10, 1988, killing more than 1,300 people[1][2] in Rawalpindi and Islamabad as a result of rockets and other munitions expelled by the blast. One week after this major explosion Defense Department officials say that they believe that the explosion was the work of agents of the Afghan intelligence service (KHAD).[3] There was speculation that the explosion was done by Pakistani agents to cover up a pilferage of the weapons stocks, including Stinger missiles.[4] There are also allegations that the explosion was carried out by the Soviet KGB in retaliation for Pakistan's aid to the mujahideen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamal Siddiqi (1998-04-14). "Ojhri disaster saw end of Junejo govt: Report". Archive.indianexpress.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Pakistan Refuses To Release 1988 Blast Reports To - Pakistani Military & Strategic Discussion Forum - Pakistani Defence Forum". Forum.pakistanidefence.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  3. ^ Gordon, Michael R. (1988-04-17). "U.S. Officials Link Pakistan Blast to Kabul Regime". Pakistan; Afghanistan: NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 
  4. ^ "20 years on, Ojhri Camp truth remains locked up - Newspaper". Dawn.Com. 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2015-02-27. 

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The Express Tribune
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:31:41 -0700

In the incident at Ojhri Camp, hundreds of people must have perished but due to the dictatorial regime we were living under at the time, we only knew what PTV told us — with the truth about the purpose of having such a huge weapons depot inside a ...
 
DAWN.com
Sun, 10 May 2015 19:21:06 -0700

The Ojhri camp explosions, the Swat earthquake, and the fatal Bushra Zaidi bus accident are movingly described, for instance. But tragedy aside, the writer's affection for the city of Karachi is evident in the close attention paid to detailing the ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Sat, 07 Feb 2015 15:30:28 -0800

Besides calling for reinvestigation through Scotland Yard or a UN probe team, the MQM supremo asked what happened to findings of General Ziaul Haq's plane crash, Ojhri camp incident and murder of Benazir Bhutto. He said no JIT was formed to probe ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:53:47 -0800

Is Robin Raphel a Homeland-style spy, the victim of a 'bureaucratic snafu', or a pawn in the distrustful relationship between two supposed allies? raheel sharif chuck hagel. US-Pakistan relations have improved under Islamabad's army chief, General ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 14:44:18 -0700

Police and army personnel were not even allowing pedestrians past some points. Employees of the military's Ojhri Camp facility were also among those stopped at barriers, despite showing their service IDs to the guards. One of them said he had walked ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Mon, 09 Feb 2015 22:11:15 -0800

... said addressing party workers by telephone. Besides calling for reinvestigation through Scotland Yard or a UN probe team, the MQM supremo asked what happened to findings of General Ziaul Haq's plane crash, Ojhri camp incident and murder of Benazir ...

DAWN.com

DAWN.com
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17:54:26 -0800

Hardly a kilometre away is one of the most upscale residential sectors of the federal capital, I-8, located behind the infamous Ojhri camp in Rawalpindi, where a blast in 1988 destroyed weapons and ammunition worth trillions of rupees. One day Sehrish ...

The News International

The News International
Sun, 08 Feb 2015 16:56:15 -0800

The real reason for his sacking was because he was after the big brass over the Ojhri Camp explosion. After Gen Zia's death on August 17, 1988 in a plane crash atBahawalpur, elections were held and the PPP won a majority, with Benazir Bhutto becoming ...
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