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Pakistan court attacked

Monday, March 03, 2014 - 01:02

mar. 3 - At least 11 killed and dozens wounded in attack on a Pakistan court in a busy shopping area. Paul Chapman reports

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The aftermath of an attack by gunmen on a court in a busy shopping area of Pakistan's capital, Islamabad. At least 11 people have been killed. At least 30 more have been wounded. Witnesses described hearing several blasts and then shooting. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) KHWAJA JAVAID IQBAL, LAWYER, SAYING: "There were three or four explosions. All the judges and lawyers in the court ran for shelter. The police retaliated with some firing, then when we heard chants of Allah o Akbar we realised that the Taliban had attacked. After that they kicked the doors of chambers and fired at the lawyers inside." There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bloodshed. The Taliban called a month-long ceasefire at the weekend in an effort to revive peace talks. The attack on Islamabad, though rare, is likely to show the central Taliban leadership doesn't have complete control of its operations.

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Pakistan court attacked

Monday, March 03, 2014 - 01:02