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Pakistan arrests 7 over attacks on court, Christian colony

Updated at: 09/27/2016 5:25 AM
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(AP) PESHAWAR, Pakistan - PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — 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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