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Pakistan: 7 arrested in connection with attacks on court, Christian colony

Pakistan's military says it has arrested seven militants accused of carrying out attacks on a Christian colony and a court house in which 13 people were killed

By: AP | Peshawar |
September 27, 2016 4:15:09 pm
peshawar attack, christian colony attack, christian colony pakistan, suicide bomber peshawar, pakistan minorities, minorities attacked in pakistan, christian minority pakistan, world news, pakistan news File Photo: September 2, 2016.  Army soldiers stand guard at street after suicide bombers attacked a Christian neighborhood in Khyber Agency near Peshawar on September 2, 2016.  (Source: Reuters/File Photo)

Pakistan’s military says it has arrested seven militants accused of carrying out attacks on a Christian colony and a court house in which 13 people were killed.

Army spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said Tuesday the army had broken the militant network responsible for the Sept. 2 attacks. He says the attacks were planned from Afghanistan, and that Pakistan has informed Kabul. Bajwa does not disclose the identity of the detained men, but a breakaway Taliban faction has said it carried out the attacks.

On Sept. 2, one civilian was killed when four gunmen stormed a Christian colony near the city of Peshawar and 12 people died when a suicide bomber struck a court in the town of Mardan in the northwest.

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