Terrorist Attack on Bacha Khan University

Updated: July 8, 2020 Published: 2016-01-20

(eNews.pk) - Gunmen stormed the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, early Wednesday morning, where an explosion was heard amid heavy shooting, Express news reported.

"Gunmen broke into the premises of the university early this morning," Sardheri police officials told The newspaper.
The officials added that two guards were injured in the door. Meanwhile, extensive cooking continues in the area and heavy contingents of elite force have been deployed.
Although the number of armed men still can not confirm initial reports say that four armed men entered the campus.
According to reports, more than 3,000 students are present inside the university building, while several girls are shelters inside. Staff members also remain inside the building.
No reports of death have been reported so far.
In three separate incidents on Tuesday reports of alleged threats and men in schools triggered fear and panic throughout the province.
Charsadda: The terrorists stormed the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday morning.
According to university sources to terrorists they entered the university in the direction of the guesthouse at the hotel a little after 9:30 PM.
According to police sources, the firing can be heard from inside the university where students, teachers and administrative staff are present. Sources added that two security guards were injured in the crossfire.
Bacha Khan University is a public university about 15 kilometers of main Charsadda. It is named after the peace activist and leader Bacha Khan, whose message of peace remains the motto of the university.
The attack came on the same day as the anniversary of his death, when a poetry symposium was organized on campus.
Security forces are present at the site and are fighting terrorists in a shootout, but are still not sure how many terrorists are hidden within the university.
As Per Report at the scene, at least five injured have been carried out by the university and are being taken to hospital, while a strong contingent of police is present and participate in an operation against armed terrorists who He said to be hidden in different parts of the university.
10:00 AM - As Per Report that students are being evacuated and classes being loaded into buses present within the university and moved to safety.
10:05 - Political figures and senior police officials have also arrived at the scene and a rescue operation is being carried out. A large number of ambulances are also standing by outside the university.
10:14 a.m. - Superior Geo news anchorperson Talat Hussain said he spoke with a teacher present inside the university and shared that an explosion has taken place. He added that according to his sources of heavy shooting continues inside and terrorists have spread out within the university.
10:20 a.m. - sources suggest that there are four armed terrorists present inside the university. Meanwhile, Pakistan Army soldiers arrived at the scene.
10:21 - According to a message posted by the VC of any university students or teachers have been injured in this attack. He added that 600 people are present at the site due to a planned event in college.
10:25 a.m. - As Per Report that more than 3,000 students present within the university along with an additional 600 guests who are present for a poetry symposium.
10:35 a.m. - As Per Report present at the hospital confirmed that five injured have been taken to hospital. All are said to have gunshot wounds, but added that all are safe but one that is said to be unconscious.
10:37 a.m. - As Per Report at the scene confirmed that the Pakistan Army soldiers have entered college and while the shots were also intermittent now heard two explosions of hand grenades. The journalist also said a university professor was killed in the attack.
10:40 - Two more injured have been brought to the hospital by taking the number of wounded present in the DHQ hospital 7.
10:42 a.m. - An identified as Dr. Hamid Department of Chemistry teacher was killed in the attack according to a teacher who was present and spoke with a reporter newspaper when he was rescued from the campus. The professor added that several people have been killed within the university.
10:49 a.m. - As Per Report present at the hospital said the injured in critical condition are likely to be moved to Peshawar.
10:51 - According to present one of the wounded in the hospital, armed men entered the university from the rear end of the campus spraying bullets. Citing sources rescue newspaper reported present in the hospital said at least 50 people were injured, but many are being treated at the scene.
10:52 - Two more injured have been taken to DHQ hospital where the number of injured under treatment has risen to 9.
10:53 - According to Lady Reading Hospital a wounded police sources has been taken to hospital and suffered gunshot wounds. Emergency has been declared in major hospitals.
11:00 am - The Interior Minister of the province told to the source that because of the fog that is not yet clear how many terrorists are hidden within the university. He said the emergency was declared in hospitals in Charsadda and Mardan.
11:01 - Meanwhile DG ISPR confirmed that an operation to combat terrorism has begun within the university.
11:03 a.m. - An eyewitness told the Source at the scene that there are at least 10 terrorists present inside the university.
11:04 - The reporter present outside the university reported two loud explosions from inside the university.
11:10AM - A large number worried parents have thronged to the hospital looking for their children.
11:15AM - As Per Reported that 90% of the buildings have been cleared on campus, adding that the operation is being carried out by Pakistan Army soldiers and the Police
11 : 25AM - According to ISPR, terrorists are limited to two blocks of the university .
11:34 - Journalist citing DIG police that two students were among three people killed in the terrorist attack
11:38 a.m. - Shaukat Yousafzai provincial health minister, said the number of terrorists could be as high as tens.
11:39 - Prime Minister who is currently in Davos has condemned the attack and reiterated the will to eradicate terrorism at the root, adding that Pakistani sacrifices are not in vain.
11:40 a.m. - The University VC confirmed five deaths, including four university guards.
11: 41am - DG ISPR confirmed that two terrorists were hiding inside a building and attacked the forces have been removed.
11:49 - According to sources, three professors are among 12 people who have lost their lives in this attack.
11:50 a.m. - Citing eyewitness accounts, Reporter said terrorists after entering the campus headed different departments while firing indiscriminately causing panic among students. The reported added that so far 11 explosions have been heard.
11: 52Am - According to DG ISPR two other terrorists have been killed by army snipers.
11:57 - According to sources have confirmed eight deaths. A teacher, two students, four guards and a policeman embraced martyrdom in this terrorist attack. Meanwhile DIG Saeed Wazir confirmed three deaths.
24:15 - DG ISPR said to be clarified university block by block
24:21 - Update: Sources confirm martyred at least 15 people, including four guards, a policeman, a chemistry professor at the university, and at least two students. At least four attackers also killed by security forces
The operation is over and the university has been cleared," says DG ISPR General Asim Bajwa , confirming that four attackers had been killed by security forces.

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