Two suicide bomb blasts at an Islamic university in Islamabad have killed at least six people and wounded 20 others.
The Pakistan government immediately linked the attack to the ongoing offensive against the Taliban in South Waziristan. The university has over 12,000 students, nearly half of them female, including hundreds of foreigners. The two suicide bombers, both of whom died, are said by police to have struck almost simultaneously. The blasts hit the women’s cafeteria and the Islamic law department. Security has been stepped up in recent days and many schools across the country have been closed.