Taliban Disguised In Burqas Attack Agriculture College Campus In Peshawar

02 December, 2017, 01:07 | Author: Katrina Soto
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Local newspaper reports said four of the terrorists have also been gunned down as they fought security forces.

A spokeswomen for two hospitals in the city said they had received a total of nine bodies and were treating some 38 injured, including several in critical condition.

At least three burqa-clad suspects have entered the Directorate and started firing, according to the security sources.

At least two explosions have been heard from inside the campus., one was confirmed by SSP Khan while speaking to The Express Tribune.

The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions including the University of Peshawar.

A comparatively small number of students and others were present in the typically crowded complex at the time of the attack because Friday is a holiday - the day when Muslims celebrate the birthday of the prophet Muhammad. Five people were wounded and were taken to hospital.

Security has improved in Pakistan over the past few years but a spate of attacks in recent days, and a threat by hardline militants to unleash a new campaign against the government, has raised fears of bloodshed.

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Soldiers stand guard after an attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar.

The injured include a police sub-inspector and a constable.

Reports said Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack.

An interior ministry official told AFP that cellular networks had been suspended in various cities across the country for security reasons.

Violence erupted over the weekend after police and paramilitary forces launched a bungled attempt to clear a sit-in, igniting fresh demonstrations in cities across the country, including in Lahore and Karachi.

In a similar attack, Pakistani Taliban gunmen, in December 2014, had killed 134 children at Peshawar's Army Public School.

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