At least 14 people were killed and more than 37 injured after terrorists opened fire near University of Agriculture hostel in Peshawar, according to the Pakistani media reports. The attack took place near the Agriculture directorate located in front of Peshawar University. Going by media reports, the directorate exists right next to the University hostel which perhaps is the target of the terrorist. Terrorist organisation Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan claimed the responsibility for the deadly attack.

According to reports, Pakistani police and military officials said that the attack was being coordinated by terror organisation handlers in Afghanistan. Combating the terrorists in the security operation, Pakistani security forces neutralised all the terrorists who were traced. The security forces also used helicopters for aerial surveillance of the university which was targeted by the terrorists.

Following the combating operation, security forces entered the building and introspected the damage done to the building and at the same time locating civilians, survivors to provide them with medical help. According to media sources, Hayatabad Medical Complex Director Shahzad Akbar said six dead and 18 injured had been brought to the hospital. Khyber Teaching Hospital sources said they had received three bodies and 17 wounded.

Earlier in the day when the security operation had started, it was not confirmed that how many students were present at that point of time in the hostel. However, going by reports, it later came to know that there were around 400 students at the hostel but there were only some 150 on Friday on account of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammad. It was also not confirmed whether there was only one terrorist who had targeted the university or multiple ones. Reports suggested that around 3 people wearing burqa were noticed while entering the directorate and following which this attack took place.

 

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