Monday, March 3, 2014

Terror attack on Islamabad court kills 11

Gunmen killed at least 11 people on Monday with a suicide-bomb and gun attack on a court in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad.

At least 2 gunmen entered a district court in central Islamabad on Monday morning. They opened fire and threw grenades before killing themselves by detonating explosives wrapped around their bodies.

One judge and 4 lawyers were among those killed. 25 people were injured.

Local police blame the attack on Islamic extremists.

The attack came 2 days after the country's largest militant organization, the Pakistani Taliban, declared a month-long ceasefire. The Pakistani Taliban denied involvement in Monday's attack.

These are the first major acts of terrorism involving residents of Islamabad in several years.