Taliban-Linked Jamaat-ur-Ahrar claims suicide bomb attack on Christian Colony

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By | Category: News Posts
Soldiers arrive after suicide bombers attacked a Christian neighbourhood. Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

Soldiers arrive after suicide bombers attacked a Christian neighbourhood. Photograph: Fayaz Aziz/Reuters

Radical Islamic militants, who were heavily armed, invaded a Christian colony in Peshawar, Pakistan and opened fire that left one person dead and many others injured before the men were gunned down by security forces.

The group, Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a Pakistani Taliban-linked group, claimed responsibility for the attack.

At 6 am this morning, Friday September 2, the men attacked the colony and security forces. Two of the attackers detonated their suicide jackets and the other two were killed by the security officials.

During that attack, one civilian was killed while two Frontier Corps soldiers, a police constable and two civilian guards were injured.

Nazarene_Pin_Ad_300pxLater that same day, members from the same radical group stormed a courthouse in the city of Mardan. 11 people were killed and about 40 were injured by a suicide bomb and grenade attack at the entrance of the courthouse.

Jamaat-ur-Aharar is a radical Islamic militant group that split away from the Pakistani Taliban and had pledge allegiance to the Islamic State. The group is responsible for many attacks over the last few years including the Easter Sunday bombing of a park in Lahore that killed 71 people, many of them being Christians.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for Jamaat-ur-Ahrar said “we will carry out more attacks until [Islamic law] is imposed on Pakistan.”

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