At least two people were killed in a shooting incident at a judicial complex in Rawalpindi, officials said on Wednesday.

The two men had arrived at the complex for a hearing, officials said, adding that the entrance was sealed in the aftermath of the assault.

The assailants manged to escape.

The legal community has expressed its dismay over poor security arrangements at courts' premises particularly after withdrawal of snipers from the area.

The community has demanded from the district administration to take immediate notice of the situation and take proper security measures by deploying personnel of Rangers and Frontier Constabulary (FC) to ensure protection of judges and lawyers as well as the hundreds of litigants visiting the area everyday to pursue their legal affairs.