On Monday, gunmen burst into a court killing at least 11
people in a rare suicide-bomb and gun attack in the heart of the
Pakistani capital of Islamabad.
Security officials said three soldiers were killed by a roadside
bomb near the northwestern town of Hangu. No one immediately
The Pakistani Taliban, who have declared a month-long ceasefire
to pursue peace talks with the government, have tried to
distance themselves from recent attacks but continuing violence
shows they are not fully in control of all its various factions.
A previously unknown group calling itself Ahrar-ul-Hind claimed
responsibility for Monday's attack on the court.
The persistent violence has threatened to shatter any prospect
of meaningful peace talks.
(Reporting by Maria Golovnina; editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)
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