Hirunews Logo
Pakistan+Charsadda%3A+Gun+Battle+Rages+At+University+-+%5BPhotos%5D
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 12:24
Pakistan Charsadda: Gun Battle Rages At University - [Photos]
11,584

Views

A group of militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday using the cover of thick fog, police said, with firing inside the campus still going on and two explosions heard.

At least three gunmen have reportedly attacked Bacha Khan University in northwest Pakistan, injuring several people. Students and teachers were alleged to have been present on the premises at the time of the attack.

There are around 3,000 students at Bacha Khan University, Vice Chancellor Fazal Raheem told the media. He said none of them have so far been reported hurt in the attack, Daily Pakistan reported.

Pakistan’s Geo TV station is citing local police who say firing can be heard coming from inside the university. According to the channel's reporter on site, five injured people were taken off the premises. The armed men are reported to be hiding on campus. A heavy police presence is also reported on the site of the attack.

There were also reports of two explosions heard from inside the university.

Bacha Khan University is located in the suburbs of Charsadda, a district capital city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the turbulent northwest of Pakistan. The province has seen regular clashes between the Pakistani Army and fighters of the Pakistani Taliban militant movement in the past, foreign media reports.








Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Thick fog on A9 Road
Tuesday, 13 February 2018 - 14:25
It is reported that a thick fog is visible in the northern part of the island during morning these days.Accordingly, farmers in the Northern province predict... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
2,869 Views
14,705 Views
494 Views
2,501 Views
957 Views
16,159 Views
Top