Militants Attack University, Kill 19

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In a Wednesday morning attack, gunmen stormed a university in northwest Pakistan, killing no fewer than 19 people.

There were reports of explosions and gunshots as officers and soldiers tried stop the militants, The Street Reporters learnt.

According to officials, those killed by the militants in the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, just outside the city of Peshawar, included four private university guards and one police officer.

The gunmen were reported to have scaled the rear walls of Bacha Khan University around 9:30 a.m., firing into the air.

The Street Reporters gathered that also dead were two female students and a senior faculty member said Fakhr-i-Alam, the senior government official.

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A spokesman of the Pakistani military, Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa, disclosed to the media that at least four attackers were killed in exchanges of fire with the security forces.

The Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, in a statement condemned the attack, which had “reportedly resulted into the loss of precious human lives and injured many others.”

The number exact number of the attackers remained unknown at the time of this report.

However, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, while claiming responsibility for the attack, told reporters that four of their men were involved in the campus attack.

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