A group of militants Wednesday, January 20, broke into the University in North-West Pakistan. On campus at this time, there were more than 3.5 thousand people. For special operation mobilized the army and helicopters. According to Channel News Asia, the assailants attacked the Bacha Khan University, opening fire on teachers and students in classrooms and residential buildings. One of the first was killed by a Professor of chemistry. About 50 people were injured, writes NEWSru.com.
Deputy inspector General said Water told Reuters that police arrived at the scene and exchanged fire with the militants.
«We launched an operation inside the University and trying to save students and employees,» pojasnila.
Hindustan Times reported 20 dead and over 50 wounded. Witnesses say two explosions of great force. It clarifies the issue, the University is about 50 kilometers from the city of Peshawar, Taliban-infested. According to the publication, the attackers are the police, army and special forces with air support.
The representative of Pakistan army major General Asim Bajwa said on Twitter that two attackers were killed. Local hospitals prepared to receive the wounded as soon as their it will be possible to evacuate.
The New York Times writes about one COP killed in the shootout, and killed four private security guards who were on campus during the attack.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack, issuing an official statement.
As notes the edition, one of the students said that the attackers were four or five. They all wore black turbans and shouting «Allahu Akbar!».
«They were shooting in all directions. University guards tried to do something, but stop attacking was beyond their strength. We were hiding behind the benches in the class and listened to the steps. When they passed, we ran to a safe place,» said a student.
On this day, the University held exams, and also planned a holiday concert, so the campus was filled with students. Gunmen broke into the campus on the South side under the cover of heavy fog. According to recent reports by Reuters, 70% of students and teachers were rescued, the rest is still locked inside. Overall, the University enrolls 3,000 students. Another 600 people were invited to the concert of memory of the Pashtun activist.
Al Jazeera, citing local media reports that the responsibility for the attack has taken the movement «Taliban».
Pakistani Navbharat Times reported 25 killed and 50-60 wounded. According to local officials, the death toll could rise.
Recall,January 13 explosion in the Pakistani city of Quetta in South-West of the country in the province of Balochistan. According to preliminary data, at least 15 people were killed and dozens were injured.
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