PESHAWAR: A terrorist attack was foiled by the security forces in Christian Colony located at Warsak Road. 4 terrorists were killed during the cross fire between the forces and the terrorists on Friday morning.

Firing was started at around 6 am, according to the details, when 4 militants entered Christian Colony.

Security forces arrived at the scene after which cross firing among the terrorists and the forces took place causing death of 2 terrorists however 2 terrorists blew themselves up. Seven people including two FC soldiers, a police constable, two civil guards, one Levies official and one civilian were injured in the attack. One civilian was martyred.

Raheel Sharif, Chief or Army Staff, admired the Army, Frontier Corps and police for quick and effective response and defeating the terrorists’ attempt.

Four guns, four suicide jackets and four hand grenades were found, sources said. The suicide jackets were diffused by the bomb disposal squad.

Each militant carried 8-10 kg of explosives, police sources said.

According to sources, the suicide bombers were aged between ages 20 and 24.

It should be noted that Christian Colony is located six to seven kilometers distance from Army Public School in Peshawar.

A search operation was launched whereas all entry and exit points of the area were sealed. A gunship helicopter also hovered over the area to assist the security forces.

Ambulances were allowed to enter the area whereas emergency was declared in local hospitals to meet any medical contingency.