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Live: Jamaat-ur-Ahrar Claims Attack on Peshawar’s Christian Colony

At least one civilian and two suspected terrorists were killed in an exchange of fire.

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Army soldiers stand guard at a street after suicide bombers attacked a Christian neighbourhood in Khyber Agency near Peshawar, Pakistan. (Photo: Reuters)
Snapshot
  • Jamat-ur-Ahrar which is linked to Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack
  • Two soldiers, a policeman and two civilian security guards were left wounded in the attack.
  • Four attackers, wearing suicide vests and carrying firearms were killed
  • Unknown number of militants attacked Christian Colony in Peshawar on early Friday morning
12:03 PM , 02 Sep

In a separate incident, twin blasts outside a courthouse in Mardan city left at least 12 dead and around 52 wounded, on Thursday.

A report in Dawn stated that Jamat ur-ahrar claimed the attack.

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11:45 AM , 02 Sep
11:37 AM , 02 Sep

Jamat-ur-Ahrar which is linked to Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for an attack on a christian neighbourhood, on Thursday.

Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan said there were “several deaths” in the attack on the neighbourhood near Warsak Dam, in the Khyber tribal region, 20 km (12 miles) northwest of the city of Peshawar.

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10:54 AM , 02 Sep

Attackers Were Wearing Suicide Vests

The military’s information wing said one security guard of the Christian residential area was killed at the start of the attack, at 5:30 am.

Four attackers, wearing suicide vests and carrying firearms, exchanged fire with security forces and were killed, the statement said.

An official said the attackers might have been attempting to enter an adjacent security installation, by exploiting weaker security arrangements in the residential area.


Published: 02 Sep 2016, 9:30 AM IST
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