PESHAWAR:(APS)September 2, 2016- At least one civilian and four suicide bombers were killed after terrorists attacked Peshawar’s Christian Colony on Friday morning and exchanged fire with security forces, security sources said.
Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Asim Bajwa confirmed “all four suicide bombers were killed” and a clearance operation is underway.
Firing reportedly began around 6am, when terrorists attacked the colony, security sources told media . The gunmen were wearing suicide jackets, the sources said.
Two of the attackers detonated their suicide jackets, and two others were killed by security forces, the sources said.
Peshawar has suffered numerous terrorist attacks but it was not immediately clear who was behind today’s assault. The city suffered its worst terror attack in December 2014 when Taliban gunmen massacred more than 150 people, most of them children, at an army-run school.
But recently there had been a lull in violence. The last deadly attack in the city came in March this year when a bomb ripped through a bus carrying government employees, killing 15.