Prof among 20 embrace martyrdom as terrorists storm Bacha Khan University

20 Jan, 2016 7:50 pm

CHARSADA (92 News) – A group of militants attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday, opening fire on staff and students in the institution’s academic and residential blocks and killing at least 20 people, including a professor, and injuring 11 others.

Four terrorists were killed by security forces.

University’s Vice Chancellor Dr Fazal Raheem Marwat said around 3,000 students were present inside the university campus. The students and staff are said to be in classes when the firing began. 

President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan have condemned the attack.

According to the ISPR, the security forces had ended the operation and Pakistan Army had taken control of the buildings in the university.

All educational institutions in Charsadda have been closed in mourning until Jan 31.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has announced one-day mourning on Thursday. The Balochistan government announced one-day mourning, while the Sindh government declared three-day mourning.


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Soldiers gather outside Bacha Khan University where an attack by militants took place, in Charsadda, Pakistan, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Army soldiers walk outside the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda, Pakistan, January 20, 2016. . REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

People react outside Bacha Khan University where an attack by militants took place, in Charsadda, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan in this still image taken from a video January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Reuters TV

A teacher (L) walks with a pair of crutches following her rescue after a group of militants stormed the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz




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