Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Friday lauded law-enforcement agencies for prompt and effective response against miscreants in Peshawar’s Christian colony.

At least one civilian and four suicide bombers were killed after the latter stormed Christian colony near Warsak road Friday morning, security sources said.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), two FC personnel, a police constable and two civilian guards were injured in the exchange of fire with the terrorists.

Firing reportedly began around 6:00 am, when gunmen, wearing suicide jackets, attacked the colony. Two attackers detonated their suicide jackets while two others were killed by security forces.

A Taliban splinter group reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement. "If Islamic law is not imposed across the country, such attacks will continue to be carried out."

The attack took place barely a day after ISPR Director General Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa gave an exhaustive rundown of progress made against militants in the country's northwestern region.