Attack on Christian colony in Pakistan leaves five dead
Sept.2, Peshawar: A group of militants attacked a Christian colony near Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar early Friday, triggering a shootout in which four attackers were killed and one Christian died, police and the military said. Three security officials and two civilian guards were wounded in the attack.
Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said in a statement that the attack was quickly repulsed and that security forces were searching for any accomplices of the attackers.
Pakistan's army chief Gen. Raheel Sharif praised security forces for foiling the attack.
Local police official Shaukat Khan said four suicide bombers entered the Christian colony and one of them went into a church but no one was there at the time. He said they killed one Christian in the colony.
The Oslo Times International News Network