PAK Christians Condemn Extremists Attack on Peshawar Training College

Peshawar university attack

After a two-hour firefight, the security forces said, all the attackers had been killed.

As per reports, the terrorists crashed into the building in a rickshaw, opened fire targeting the guards at the entrance gate and then headed towards the hostel. Hospital authorities said nine people mostly students were killed in the attack.

Another trainee, Saleh said that the terrorists shot everyone who was roaming around.They were breaking doors down to attack other students. Security forces were quick to respond and killed all the terrorists involved in an operation.

Mahsud told reporters after the complex was cleared that among the dead, six were students and one was a guard.

Mahsud said dozens of students and others were rescued during the operation.

A spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Muhammad Khurasani, claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to foreign wire service AFP.

Heavy cache of weapons seized from the terrorists. They said militants have attacked education institutions in the past.

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Suicide jackets, three grenades, two bombs and a pistol were recovered in the hostel building.

Salahuddin Mehsud, Inspector General of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, told PTI that timely action by police and the Army helped in curtailing the number of deaths.

"The police arrived and took control".

Due to holiday on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the hostel was officially closed. "Right now we are facing hard circumstances". In the adjacent town of Charsadda, militants attacked Bacha Khan University, named after a secular leader, in 2016, killing more than 20 students.

The Pakistani Taliban have claimed a series of high-profile attacks in the country in recent years, the deadliest being the Peshawar school massacre that left 151 people dead, including 134 children. The clearance operation was launched afterwards.

Peshawar has for decades witnessed militancy at close quarters as it is seen as a frontline in the war against terrorism as well as due to its proximity to the restless tribal areas and the Pakistan-Afghan border.

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