15 killed in Pakistan university attack, TTP claims responsibility

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Islamabad, Jan 20: At least five persons injured after three armed men stormed a university in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, media reported.

Three gunmen attacked the Bacha Khan University at Charsada in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. They opened fire at students and teachers in classrooms and hostels, reported the Dawn online.

This incident reported a little over a year after Taliban gunmen killed more than 150 people most of them were students in a school in Peshawar.

12.50 pm: Clearance of university block by block continues by Army troops.No firing being heard: Asim Bajwa.

12.45 pm: 15 killed, over 20 injured in Bacha Khan University terror attack in Charsadda: Express Tribune.

12.40 pm: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to visit terror attack hit Charsadda.

12.36 pm: Around 90 percent of the area has been cleared: Rescue official

12.33 pm: Eight bodies have been pulled out so far from the attack site.

12.32 pm: A team of SSG commandos enters the university as the operation continues: Express Tribune

12.27 pm:  Four terrorists killed so far. All buildings and rooftop taken over by Army, says Asim Bajwa: Dawn

12.24 pm: PPP Senator, Sherry Rehman condemned the attack.

12.20 pm: Seven killed, 12 injured in terror attack carried out by TTP at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda: Express Tribune.

12.15 pm: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University.

12.06 pm: Those who kill innocent students & civilians have no religion: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif on Bacha Khan University terror attack.

12.05 pm: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on Bacha Khan University at Charsada.

12.04 pm: Terrorists contained in two blocks within university, operation continues, says Asim Bajwa.

12.02 pm: I saw three attackers engaged in an exchange of fire with security guards, says eyewitness.

12.00 noon: Mass casualties feared in Charsadda university attack.

11.59 am: Eight to 10 terrorists are still inside the premise, reported Dawn citing sources.

11.53 am: University professor, Hamid Hussain, was killed in the terror attack.

11.50 am: The gunmen entered from the back gate of the university.

11.40 am: Two gunmen killed in Pakistan university attack, police say, with reports others still firing.

OneIndia News

Source http://www.oneindia.com/international/pakistan-three-gunmen-attack-university-khyber-pakhtunkha-1988266.html

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