Peshawar, Jan 20: A group of gunmen armed with heavy ammunition conducted terror strike on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district of northwest Pakistan. Around 50 injured people have been brought out from the school and shifted to Charsadda District HQ hospital. The Pakistan security forces have surrounded the Bacha Khan University and the entire area. Security forces, including SSG special forces have entered premises of university to confront with terrorists. The police have managed to kill two 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 4 to 5 gunmen enter the Bacha Khan University. The police suspect more causalities. (ALSO READ: Two policemen killed as armed men attack checkpost in Pakistan)
This is first major attack on school in Pakistan after deadly strike on Amry Public School in Pehsawar in 2014. In December 2014, seven gunmen affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP) attacked the Army Public School in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar killing 141 people, including 132 schoolchildren.