Just a couple of days after Pakistani Taliban declared unilateral ceasefire, two suicide bombers blew themselves up inside a court complex in Islamabad on Monday leaving 11 people dead and dozens injured.
An additional session Judge Rafaqat Awan was also among those dead, Pakistani media reported.
However, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has denied having any role in the suicide attack, said a TTP spokesperson.
A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban militant outfit told that Taliban was still abiding by its one-month long ceasefire that it declared on Saturday, Pakistani news website, The News International reported.
The militant group’s spokesperson further suggested that no offshoot militant outfit under the umbrella of the TTP could dare to act against the orders of Taliban’s chief Mullah Fazlullah.
So far no one has claimed the responsibilty for the attack. The suicide blasts were followed by firing, which left the lawyers running for their lives.
According to the eyewitnesses, the gunmen walked into the court complex, lobbing grenades randomly. After that they started firing indiscriminately, killing many on the spot. Many others were injured, and rushed to nearby hospitals.
The firing continued till 15 minutes.
When cornered, the bombers detonated.
Talking to the reporters, Inspector General of Police Sikandar Hayat said that it was a suicide attack.