four students (2 male and 2 female) and one administration official died in the result of attack- Universities will remain closed for one week- Dawn News
At least two people have been killed after twin suicide bomb blasts ripped through a university building in Pakistan’s capital, authorities have said.
Islamabad police’s Deputy Inspector General Bin Yamin told Sky News the first explosion happened in a cafeteria and the second in an Islamic law department.
Early reports said officials had confirmed two deaths, but Mr Yamin said six people had been killed.
A further 20 were injured at the campus, on the city’s eastern flank.
We have also received body parts, including one severed leg that we cannot identify.
Television footage showed paramedics helping two casualties with blood stains seeping through their clothes.
The blast at the cafeteria left bits of flesh splattered on the floor and shattered glass.
Altaf Hussein, spokesman for Islamabad’s main hospital, said: “We have also received body parts, including one severed leg that we cannot identify.”
Police superintendent Abdul Ghafar Quaiserani said two suicide bombers struck around the same time. No group has claimed responsibility.
Pakistan has been rocked by a series of armed attacks by Taliban militants in the past two weeks.
The assaults left more than 170 people dead and included a 22-hour siege of the army’s headquarters in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, near the capital.
Authorities have been braced for more violence because troops are attacking a Taliban stronghold in the northwest South Waziristan area.
The fighting for control of the lawless region is a major test of the government’s ability to tackle an increasingly brazen rebellion.
Taliban and al Qaeda-linked militants have been blamed for a two-year campaign of suicide bombings and commando raids in Pakistan. The death toll since 2007 has risen to 2,250.
:: The International Islamic University was established in the 1980s. Its sprawling campus has more than 12,000 students, nearly half of them women.