Pakistani police on Friday defended their response to a gunman who shut down the heart of the heavily guarded capital for five hours in a standoff that ended with him being shot and wounded.
A Pakistani gunman holds up a gun during a standoff with police in Islamabad on August 15, 2013. The gunman was fighting for his life in hospital after a dramatic end to a five-hour stand-off with police in Pakistan's capital Islamabad Thursday, which shut down part of the city.
Waving two semi-automatic guns and occasionally firing into the air, Mohammad Sikandar was accompanied by his wife and children throughout the tense drama late Thursday that took place close to Islamabad's political quarter.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.