Nine dead, 35 injured as terrorists storm Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute

Nine dead, 35 injured as terrorists storm Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute

Nine dead, 35 injured as terrorists storm Peshawar Agricultural Training Institute

He said that he is monitoring the operation and that they are trying hard to safe lives of maximum students.

The army was called in to clear the gunmen from the University of Agriculture on Friday.

Inter-Services Public Relations informed that two soldiers who were injured during the attack have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital for treatment.

Senior police official Sajjad Khan said that five attackers were spotted wearing suicide jackets.

As per reports, the attackers who were at least three in number entered the directorate with masked faces after arriving at the site in a rickshaw.

The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions in the city including the University of Peshawar.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Due to holiday on the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi, the hostel was officially closed.

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"We also received 18 other people with minor injuries", Muhammad Tariq from Hayatabad Medical Complex told dpa. Five people were wounded and were taken to hospital.

A gunbattle continued between forces and the attackers for over an hour and the Pakistan Army successfully killed all the terrorists.

An eyewitness said, "We were sleeping when we heard gunshots".

Taliban militants stormed a training institute in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Friday, as the country marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

The injured include a police sub-inspector and a constable.

Violence erupted over the weekend after police and paramilitary forces launched a bungled attempt to clear a sit-in, igniting fresh demonstrations in cities across the country, including in Lahore and Karachi.

The attack also bore striking similarities to a 2014 Taliban massacre at the army-run school in Peshawar that killed 151 people, mostly schoolchildren.

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