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At least 11 people killed and dozens wounded in firing at Islamabad court

Published on Mar 3, 2014 1:34 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - At least 11 people were killed and 24 wounded on Monday in a gun and suicide bomb attack at a court complex in the heavily-guarded Pakistani capital Islamabad, police said.

Pakistan has been in the grip of a bloody homegrown Taleban insurgency since 2007 but attacks within the capital have been very rare in recent years.

It was not immediately clear who was behind Monday’s attack, which came two days after the Pakistan Taleban announced a month-long ceasefire aimed at restarting stalled peace talks with the government.

Islamabad police chief Sikandar Hayat told reporters firing broke out, followed by two suicide blasts which killed 11 people and wounded 24.

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