Burqa-clad Taliban terrorists attack college in Pakistan, at least five wounded

Noor Wali a 19-year-old student at the institute described a terrifying ordeal that began when he was woken by gunshots.'I rushed to the door and saw a fountain of blood pumping out of the shoulder of my roommate who was standing outside the room'

Pakistan: 3 terrorists open fire at Agricultural Directorate near Peshawar University; journalist, security guard among injured

Taliban gunmen disguised in burkas stormed a college in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday, killing at least nine people and injuring at least 11, according to reports.

Police and army troops summoned to the scene on December 1 killed all of the attackers at the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in the city of Peshawar some two hours into the attack, the military's press service said. The operation is ongoing. Police chief of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Salahuddin Mehsud said 12 people including six students, a security guard and five civilians, were killed and 32 others injured in the attack.

ISPR said eight students were safely evacuated from the directorate of the university.

Seven students, four security officials, two watchmen and a journalist were among those injured.

Security officials said that militants clad in burqa used an auto rickshaw to reach the building. A security guard was shot and gravely wounded in the attack.

Police said four burka-clad terrorists opened fire on the gates of the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar injuring the guard before making their way inside

The Pakistani Taliban later released a video showing the attack, recorded with what appeared to be a body-mounted camera.

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

Pakistan's Taliban has claimed the responsibility for the attack. "The other student was pressing the wound with his hands to stop the blood and I had to put my hand on his mouth so that he can not scream", he said.

Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Tahir Khan and SSP operations were reported to have led the operation which has now been completed.

The protests were finally ended just days ago under a military-brokered deal. In 2014, a total of 147 people, including 132 schoolchildren, were massacred in one of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the country's history when terrorists stormed the Army Public School in Peshawar Cantonment and opened indiscriminate fire.


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