Rare Attack in Heart of Islamabad

News article, posted 03.03.2014, from Pakistan, in:
Rare Attack in Heart of Islamabad

But on Monday, just days after these announcements by the Taliban and Pakistani government, at least 11 people were killed and dozens wounded in a rare suicide attack in the heart of Islamabad (NYT, Post, RFE/RL, ET, DAWN, Reuters). Witnesses of the attack described armed men running into the capital's court complex, hurling grenades and indiscriminately firing on lawyers, judges, and court personnel. Some of the men detonated suicide bombs once inside the court complex. It's unclear how many attackers were involved in the incident and no group has claimed responsibility yet. Although the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) was quick to distance itself from the attack, it caused many to wonder just how much control the TTP has over its various fractions and how the government could negotiate a peace deal with the multi-faceted group. Jamiat Uleme-e-Islam-Samiul Haq said the government and the TTP should not blame each other for any attack and should look for "the third enemy" (ET). It's unclear how this attack will affect the cease-fire agreement and hopes of renewing peace talks between the government and the Taliban.