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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government to refer Christian Colony attack case to military court


Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government decides to refer the Christian Colony attack case to military court. The case will be formally handed over to the military court after the referral is gets a nod by the Apex Committee. There are seven other cases of terrorism likely to be referred to military court.

Terrorist attack on Christian Colony in Peshawar

Thus far, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police has referred largest number of terrorism cases to military courts. The referral of Christian Colony attack will be formally initiated by the provincial government following permission from the Interior Minister.

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The committee formed after the incident, had drafted a report over the investigations carried out so far. At the same time the challan in this case will be completed, and the investigations will be finalized before referring the case to military court.

On September 2, around 5:50 am, four terrorists from hailing from a Taliban splinter group launched an attack at the Christian Colony in Peshawar. Samuel Masih the sole Christian victim of the terror strike was hit by nine bullets which had been sprayed by the terrorists.

Samuel Masih was on his way to work when he was hit by the terrorists, he expired on the scene. Soon security forces engaged all four of the bombers in a cross fire which lasted for about 40 minutes. The attack was neutralized by the security forces after a successful counter-operation.