14 killed as burqa-clad terrorists storm Peshawar college

14 killed as burqa-clad terrorists storm Peshawar college

Five burqa-clad Taliban militants on Friday stormed a government research institute in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar and opened fire, killing at least nine persons, including students, before being shot dead by security forces.

According to media reports, families of staff members of the Directorate of Agriculture and students of Agriculture University Peshawar were residing in the hostel when it came under attack.

After claiming responsibility for the attack, the Pakistani Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani announced that they had targeted a safe house of the military Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI). Nine people including eight students and a guard have been killed. A senior police official said all the terrorists were killed by the security forces.

A comparatively small number of students and others were present in the typically crowded complex at the time of the attack because Friday was a holiday - the day when Muslims celebrate the birthday of the prophet Muhammad.

"This attack is a reaction to the continued brutalities by the intelligence agencies on Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan and innocent people especially prisoners and clerics", the group said.

This is not the first attack on a university in Pakistan. "We have substantial evidences to provide Afghan authorities about sanctuaries in the neighbouring country", he said.

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"Afghan Director General Military Operations (DGMO) is now visiting Pakistan and the evidences of TTP sanctuaries [in Afghanistan] were handed over to him", the DG ISPR added.

In the firefight that ensued, they were confronted by police and paramilitary troops, who killed all the assailants. They then shot and wounded a guard before entering the campus, said Khan to Reuters.

Pakistani volunteers rescue a student after the attack.

Pakistan has launched several military operations against insurgent groups throughout the country in recent months following multiple major attacks in 2017.

Information for this article was contributed by Ishtiaq Mahsud of The Associated Press.

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