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21 people killed after gunmen attack NW Pakistan university

20 January 2016 10:13


At least 21 people have been killed after a group of gunmen attacked a university in the northwestern Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, during which two explosions have been also heard.

“The death toll in the terrorist attack has risen to 21,” said regional police chief Saeed Wazir without specifying if that included the four militants the army stated it had killed.

He said the operation had ended and security forces were clearing the area, with most of the student victims shot dead at a hostel for boys on the Bacha Khan University campus in Charsadda.

“Police told me that firing is continuing on the campus,” said Fazal Raheem Marwat, vice chancellor at the university in the district, which is located roughly 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the provincial capital of Peshawar.

“At the moment, I have no details about the casualties from the attack,” he added.

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