Heavily-armed terrorists on Wednesday stormed a versity in Pakistan’s restive northwest Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa province and opened indiscriminate fire on students and teachers, killing one professor and injuring at least 10 persons.
At least three terrorists entered the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, some 50 kms, south west of Peshawar, and opened fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels.
“Armed men stormed into the university premises early this morning,” police said, adding that two explosions were heard inside the building and firing was still going on.
According to the sources, Professor Hamid of chemistry department was killed while 10 other persons were injured.
At least 10 persons, including security guards, sustained multiple injuries in the terrorist attack. The injured were shifted to hospital. An emergency has been imposed in all hospitals in the town.
University Chancellor Dr Fazal Rahim said there are over 3,000 students present inside the university along with an additional 600 guests who are present for a poetic symposium to mark the death anniversary of Khudai Khidmatgar Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan alias Baacha Khan who died on January 20, 1988.
The terrorists barged into the university where the event was being attended by a large number of students.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Member of Provincial Assembly Arshad Ali said the attackers entered the university after scaling its walls, Dawn reported.
A large contingent of security forces had reached the site and started evacuating students. Army troops, police and personnel of Elite Force engaged the militants into gunfight.
The Taliban militants massacred over 150 people, mostly students, in an attack on an army-run school in Peshawar in December, 2014.