Suicide bombers attack court compound in Pakistan's Peshawar

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:56am EDT

1 of 3. Security officials inspect the site of bomb blast in a judicial compound in Peshawar March 18, 2013. Two suicide bombers attacked a judicial compound in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday, killing four people and taking hostages, officials said.

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Two suicide bombers attacked a judicial compound in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Monday, killing four people and taking hostages, officials said.

Provincial Information Minister Mian Iftikhar said one bomber blew himself up outside the complex, causing the deaths, while the other entered the complex in an apparent bid to storm into a jail and release militants held there.

He took hostages and was later shot dead by security forces, Iftikhar said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the operation. Police forces sealed off roads around the complex.

Taliban militants, who are close to al Qaeda, are fighting to topple Pakistan's U.S.-backed government and impose their radical version of Islam.

They have targeted the military, security forces and civilians.

(Reporting by Jibran Ahmad; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)

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albertjazz wrote:
ISLAM is PEACE !!!….lol

Mar 18, 2013 5:17am EDT  --  Report as abuse
RizJ wrote:
These terrorists do not represent true face of Islam and they are in no position to topple the Pakistan Govt. Merely few hundresds cannot decide how 180 million peace loving citizens of Pakistan will live.

Mar 18, 2013 8:59am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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