Thursday, July 24, 2014


Pakistan

Pakistani Taliban Denies Connection To Deadly Court Attack

Pakistani police secure the site of a bomb attack at the district court in Islamabad on March 3.
Pakistani police secure the site of a bomb attack at the district court in Islamabad on March 3.
The Pakistani Taliban has denied any connection to an attack on a district court in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, that killed at least 11 people.

Pakistani officials say at least two suicide bombers initiated the March 3 attack, throwing grenades then detonating their explosives at the court complex.

Gunmen arrived after the explosions, firing on judges, lawyers and court personnel.

Dozens of people were reported wounded. Hospital officials say many of them are in critical condition.

Television footage showed the area with windows blown out, walls broken, and people carrying the dead and wounded from the buildings.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The attack comes one day after Pakistan's government said it was suspending air strikes against the Taliban in response to a monthlong cease-fire announced by the insurgents.

Based on reporting by AFP, Reuters, and AP

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