Blasts kill 2 at Pak university

ISLAMABAD: Two explosions Tuesday at an Islamic university in the Pakistani capital killed at least two people, authorities and witnesses said.

TV reports said at least one of the blasts at the International Islamic University in Islamabad was a suicide attack and that it took place in a female cafeteria.

Pakistan has been rocked by a series of attacks by Islamist militants in recent weeks. Authorities have been braced for more because the army is attacking an al-Qaida and Taliban stronghold in the northwest.

TV footage showed a woman with a bloodied left leg being carried on a stretcher and a red brick building with shattered windows. Its ceiling on the lower floor was pockmarked with shrapnel.

Dr Waseem Khwaja at a hospital in the city, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, said the blasts killed one female student and wounded 11 more.

Zulkifli, a student from Indonesia attending the university, said he had seen two bodies being taken from a building on the campus. He goes by a single name.

Students from around the world attend the university. Most take Islamic studies.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.