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Seven arrested after deadly attacks on Christians in Pakistan

Pakistani military leaders have arrested seven people in connection to two attacks targeting Christians at the start of September

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 September 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 September 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 north-west.


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