LONDON - Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain on Tuesday demanded “a full and thorough” investigation into the tragic incidents in Islamabad District Court and Landi Kotal to find out if these attacks were carried out by the Teheek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

“Although an unknown group Ahrar-ul-Hind has claimed responsibilities of the attacks. However, majority of the Pakistanis believe this is a fake organisation and these attacks were carried out by Taliban. Taliban does not want to take the blame for the attacks,” Altaf Hussain said in a statement.

Two incidents of terrorism occurred on Monday. The first incident occurred in Landi Kotal tehsil where terrorists attacked an FC vehicle, which resulted in the death of two personnel and injured scores of them. The second incident occurred in Islamabad where terrorists entered the district court of Islamabad and attacked it with guns and grenades. In this attack 11 people were killed and more than 25 injured.

The dead included a senior judge, Rafaqat Ahmed Awan, and several lawyers.

Altaf Hussain said he wanted to share some important facts with the writers, journalists and intellectuals.

He said that these facts would enable them to analyze new developments and events which occurred after the announcement of ceasefire of Taliban and offer honest and unbiased analysis.

“It is strange that nobody knew about the organisation when the negotiations with the Taliban started. The question is: Why has this organisation been brought forward at time when the negotiation has started? Their statement is shocking. They have said they would not respect the agreement between the government and Taliban,” the MQM chief said.

He further stated that “the situation is very grave. I demand that Prime Minister, Federal Interior Minister order and investigation into the attack. They should not believe on the statement of the unknown organisation. This statement has been issued to mislead people and the government.”