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Eleven Dead In Attack On Islamabad Court Complex


Pakistani police secure the site of a bomb attack at the district court in Islamabad on March 3.
At least 11 people have been killed in an attack on a district court in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.

More than 20 others were wounded. There were reports of gunfire and explosions at the court complex.

AP quoted police official Nabi Awan as saying an unknown number of gunmen stormed an area where judges' chambers and lawyers' offices are located. He said hand grenades were also used.

Islamabad police chief Sikandar Hayat told reporters that two attackers blew themselves up.

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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