By The Associated PressA Pakistani mother of six who police said was involved in the deadly bombings in the capital, Islamabad, was killed by an explosion after a shootout with police on Thursday, state-run media reported.
Police said the woman was the mother of five people who were killed and another five wounded.
The mother, who lived with her three daughters, was shot dead in a shootout in the provincial capital, police said.
The mother was identified by the Pakistani Taliban as Riaz Molla, 26, the head of the militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, which claimed responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in Pakistan in 2011.
The Associated Press was not able to immediately reach her family.
Her father, Muhammad Molla of the provincial police, told AP that the woman and her sons were being held at a military camp near the capital and they had been released.
He did not elaborate.
The Pakistani Taliban and Pakistani authorities did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The group’s spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, was quoted as saying in an audio message posted on the group’s website that his group would not hesitate to carry out attacks in the city.
“The government of Pakistan will not be silent to defend the people,” he said.
“We have been ordered to carry a vengeance on the Pakistani people, as we are the enemy of them.”
Authorities have accused the Pakistani government of not doing enough to prevent the bombings, which left more than 70 people dead.
In the latest attack, police fired tear gas and stun grenades at people who they said were hiding inside an upscale shopping mall.
At least 30 people were killed in the twin blasts that occurred in a busy shopping district in the northern city of Lahore, police told the AP.