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Ojhri Camp (Urdu: اوجھڑی کیمپ‎; widely reported as 1988 Ojhri Camp disaster in media) occurred at a military storage center located in Rawalpindi Military District in Rawalpindi, Punjab Province of Pakistan on April 10, 1988. It 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). U.S. officials blamed sabotage for the explosion.[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.


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

Our biology teacher, Mr Abdus Sami, a very intelligent person, saw this and told us that most likely a known weapons depot in Rawalpindi had exploded at Ojhri Camp. This was quite a remarkable guess as everyone else was talking about the possibility of ...
The News International
Wed, 14 Sep 2011 17:19:10 -0700

On the Ojhri Camp tragedy, she wrote that she started work as the federal minister on 10, 1988, the same day when the tragedy occurred. “I can confidently say that some Stinger missiles were taken out from the Ojhri Camp on the order of Gen Zia to be ...

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 ...


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 ...
Daily Times
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:16:43 -0700

PIMS has successfully managed major disasters like the Ojhri Camp explosions, flash floods, earthquakes and innumerable terrorist attacks over the years. For the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) sit-in, PIMS has ensured ...
The News International
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19:06:42 -0700

Junejo lost his government in May 1988 when he ordered an inquiry into Ojhri Camp explosions and signed the historic Geneva Accord, which was not acceptable to the establishment.Later, Nawaz Sharif was promoted, first in the Punjab and later as an ...
Pakistan Today
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:30:00 -0800

... Ojhri camp incident, death of General Ziaul Haq and many others, Kargil incident, fourth martial law of General Pervez Musharraf, second Afghan war and once again Pakistan being made a frontline state, drone attacks without public acceptance ...
The News International
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:37:30 -0700

... he paid the price and his government was dismissed on May 28, 1988 when, despite being handpicked of late General Ziaul Haq, he signed Geneva Accord against the will of General Ziaul Haq and ordered high powered inquiry into Ojhri camp incident.

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