Peshawar, Jan 20: Around 8 to 10 terrorist stormed into Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district of northwest Pakistan and opened fire at people there. Around 50 to 60 injured people have been brought out of the Bacha Khan University and rushed to the hospital. The Pakistan army have surrounded the university campus and confirmed the killing of at least seven people. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed the responsibility of the attack. The security forces have killed four terrorists so far.
According to a rescued student, 60 to 70 students have been shot in the head by the attackers, reported the Dawn News. The fierce gun-battle between security forces and terrorists is still under-way in the university campus. A mushaera and exams were underway with participation of around 700 students when heavily armed gunmen entered the Bacha Khan University and opened fire. Two terrorists have been killed according to Pakistan Police. (ALSO READ: Terrorists strike Bacha Khan University in Pakistan; 60 to 70 students shot dead, claims eyewitnesses)
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the attack on Bacha Khan University and said that sacrifices made by Pakistan will not go in vain. “Those who kill innocent students and civilians have no religion,” said the PM.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, which claimed the reposnibilty of the deadly attack, is the same terror outfit which conducted terror attack on Amry Public School in Pehsawar in 2014 killing 141 people, including 132 schoolchildren.