Peshawar [Pakistan], Sept. 2(ANI
): At least two civilians
and four suspected terrorists
are said to have been killed in an exchange of fire between unidentified gunmen and security forces in Peshawar's Christian Colony this morning.
Director General ISPR Asim Bajwa in a tweet confirmed that four suicide bombers have been killed.
"Terrorist attacked Christian Colony Warsak Road, Peshawar
. Security forces promptly responded, all four suicide bombers killed. Search in progress," he said.
Superintendent of Police, Cantonment said all were killed by the Quick Reaction Force (QRF).
"There were a total of four bombers, one of them made a separate entry, three took refuge in a under construction building in the colony, they initially faced resistance from the paramilitary forces but were all killed by the Quick Reaction Force (QRF)," the Express Tribune quoted him as saying.
"We have enhanced security of Christian establishments, schools, hospitals, colonies and churches. Police has sensitised the administration regarding security alert. Schools security has also been beefed up," he added.
A senior security official said the attack took place at around 6:00 a.m. local time.
The colony is situated in the jurisdiction of the Mathra Police Station, outside the military cantonment and lies near the Pakistan -Afghanistan border and the Warsak Dam.(ANI