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Pakistani security guard, attack at Bacha Khan University

A Pakistani security personal drags the dead body of a terrorist following an attack at Bacha Khan University.

CHARSADDA, Pakistan—Gunmen from a faction of the Pakistani Taliban stormed a university campus in the country’s northwest on Wednesday and killed at least 21 people, officials said.

The army was called in to help the university’s guards and police in an hourslong battle to retake control of Bacha Khan University, which is about 130 kilometers west of the capital, Islamabad.

Pakistan university assault: Bacha Khan security guard recounts shock of discovering body of ‘professor who gave his

The Independent – ‎1 hour ago‎
In Charsadda, Shiraz Ali, a security guard at Bacha Khan, reflected on how he survived the massacre. The 35-year-old told The Independent: “I was shocked to hear voices loudly shouting ‘terrorists’. And then there was a first burst of gunfire which I

Pakistan attack: Gunmen kill 19 at Bacha Khan University

BBC News – ‎6 hours ago‎
But damage to life and property this time has been much less, mainly due to swift action by the local police, but also because of the fact that the university had its own team of more than 50 trainedsecurity guards on duty who first confronted the

Pakistani Taliban Attack University in Northwest, Leaving at Least 21 Dead

Wall Street Journal – ‎8 hours ago‎
Military spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said soldiers killed all four assailants. Gunfire erupted around 9 a.m., causing panic and confusion as heavy fog meant that students, employees andsecurity guards couldn’t see what was happening, survivors said.

At least 21 dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan University

USA TODAY College – ‎5 hours ago‎
“I was on duty on the main gate of the university when I heard gunshots,” said security guard Nur Rehman, who was hospitalized with gunshot wounds. “I rushed to evacuate the hostel and, while I was running, I got shot with bullets and got injured. Due

At least 19 killed in attack on Bacha Khan University in Pakistan

CNN – ‎4 hours ago‎
While the attack caught the university off guard, it wasn’t completely unexpected. Pakistan’s minister of state education, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, told CNN that security in the region was heightened because of intelligence of a potential attack in

At least 21 killed in Pakistani university attack; Taliban claims responsibility

Los Angeles Times – ‎9 hours ago‎
Shahzad Khan, a security guard, said he opened fire at the assailants but ran out of ammunition. Witnesses said one professor and at least two female students were among the dead, along with campus security guards. Abdul Majeed, a photojournalist who …

Taliban kill at least 20 in hours-long gunbattle at Pakistani university

Chicago Tribune – ‎1 hour ago‎
The attackers climbed over the back walls of the university and shot at a security guard before making their way to the administration building and the male students’ dorms, police official Saeed Khan Wazir said. Soldiers and police raced to the scene

Gunmen storm university in Pakistan leaving 20 dead, including at least a dozen students

New York Daily News – ‎10 hours ago‎
A gang of Taliban militants stormed a northern Pakistan university, killing at least 20 people and wounding 19, authorities said. Explosions rang out amid foggy conditions at the start of classes at Bacha Khan University, where Pakistani police and

Initial Reports of 1 Death in North Pakistan University Attack

Sputnik International – ‎17 hours ago‎
“Unconfirmed reports claim that at least one security guard has been killed in the attack so far,” the Daily Pakistan publication said, adding that initial reports say at least four gunmen have entered the Bacha Khan University premises. It cited

Taliban gunmen attack university in Northern Pakistan

KSAT San Antonio – ‎7 hours ago‎
Ambulances were at the scene and the wounded were taken to hospital. The attackers entered the university compound by climbing over back walls and shooting at a security guard before they made their way to the administration building and the male …

Taliban kill 20 in attack at northwest Pakistani university

KABC-TV – ‎6 hours ago‎
Taliban gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, killing at least 20 people and triggering an hours-long gunbattle with the army and police before the military declared that the assault in a town near the city of Peshawar was

A Deadly Assault on a Pakistan University

The Atlantic – ‎7 hours ago‎
Updated January 20 at 10:54 a.m. EST. At least 20 people were killed and more were injured when armed gunmen stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday. The hours-long attack at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda began shortly …

At least 21 dead in ‘Taliban’ attack on Pakistan university

Yahoo News – ‎11 hours ago‎
Security forces said the young attackers had hidden in fields surrounding the Bacha Khan university in the northwestern town of Charsadda, taking advantage of fog that severely restricted visibility to enter the premises unnoticed. A university

Pakistan prime minister vows to wipe out terrorism after Taliban gunmen open fire on college campus, killing 20 people

New York Daily News – ‎6 hours ago‎
The carnage began shortly after the morning’s first classes at Bacha Khan University, with the attackers slipping over a back wall and shooting a security guard before the mass killing started. The terrorist attack raised memories of the 2014 terrorist

Taliban Spokesman Disowns University Attack

KEYC – ‎4 hours ago‎
A spokesman for the main Taliban faction in Pakistan has disowned the group behind a deadly attack on a university in a northwestern town near the city of Peshawar that killed 20 people. Police say four Taliban militants scaled the walls of A

Pakistan University Attack: Chemistry Teacher Fires At Terrorists To Save His Students

The Inquisitr – ‎7 hours ago‎
The gunmen shot a security guard then headed to the administration buildings and male dorms, the Associated Press reported. A witness, botany teacher Mohammed Ishtiaq, said two of the attackers fired automatic rifles on the first floor the university

Taliban attack leaves at least 20 dead at Pakistani university

Deutsche Welle – ‎11 hours ago‎
More than 20 people have been killed after a gun battle broke out between security forces and Taliban militants at Bacha Khan University in northwestern Pakistan. Four militants were among the dead.

At least 20 killed in Pakistani university attack, and Taliban claims responsibility

Los Angeles Times – ‎14 hours ago‎
Pakistani intelligence agencies had issued a security alert Jan. 3, citing information that at least eight suicide bombers had entered the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa from Afghanistan and could try to target educational institutions. The assault at

Top Asian News 6:48 pm GMT

Yahoo News – ‎12 hours ago‎
… because it is named for a late secular icon. The attackers climbed over the back walls of the university and shot at a security guard before making their way to the administration building and the male students’ dorms, police official Saeed Khan

Pakistani university attack kills at least 19, officials say

Merced Sun-Star – ‎7 hours ago‎
He said it was in revenge for the scores of militants the Pakistani security forces have killed in recent months. The main spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, Mohammad Khurasani, also reiterated the claim of responsibility. The Bacha Khan University

Slaughter on campus: Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for deadly attack

wtvr.com – ‎6 hours ago‎
“There was firing between attackers and security forces,” the student told DawnNews. “After everything was over, the army men knocked on our room and told us we were safe.” While the attack caught the university off guard, it wasn’t completely unexpected.

At least 19 killed in attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan

KABC – ‎7 hours ago‎
After security forces combed the campus block by block after the massacre, Mehmood Khan, provincial home minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said 19 civilians were killed, along with four terrorists. He expects the number of civilian deaths to increase

Why Pakistan must never forget Bacha Khan, its great unsung hero

The Guardian – ‎5 hours ago‎
On 15 January 2015, armed men on a motorcycle opened fire near the front gate of a girls’ school (the gate was closed, and the actions of an armed security guard – all schools now have them – meant the gunmen fled); and 20 January 2016 has given us the …

Taliban Massacres Students, Staff in Pakistan University Attack

Christian Broadcasting Network – ‎8 hours ago‎
At least four Taliban attackers climbed over the back walls of Bacha Khan University, shot at a security guardand headed for the administration building and student dorms. They murdered at least 20 people before they were killed by police. “There were

Militants kill at least 19 people after storming Pakistan university

Business Insider – ‎10 hours ago‎
A security official said the death toll could rise to as high as 40 at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The army said it had concluded operations to clear the campus six hours after the attack began and that four

Out of the mist: gunmen bring terror to manicured lawns of Pakistan university

The Guardian – ‎4 hours ago‎
The entrance to Bacha Khan University is guarded by a towering wall capped by sturdy steel spikes and a bunker-like guard house where all visitors are thoroughly frisked. The four Taliban gunmen who inflicted a painful reminder on Pakistan that its

Pakistan school hit by militants was named for Gandhi ally

WAOW – ‎3 hours ago‎
The four attackers killed 18 students and two teachers before being gunned down by security forces in an attack that revived painful memories of the assault on a nearby army-run school in Peshawar just over a year ago, which left some 150 people dead, …

Chemistry teacher hailed as martyr

HERE. NOW – ‎2 hours ago‎
Nisham had rammed his Hummer against security guard Chandrabose (51), after brutally beating him up as he was reportedly angry over the delay in opening the main gates of the posh residential complex ‘Shobha City’ here early January 29 last year.

Taliban gunmen storm Pakistan university, killing 21

The National – ‎12 hours ago‎
The attackers had taken advantage of thick fog, he said, with visibility less than 10 metres. A university security guard said the attackers had scaled a wall to enter the campus, and killed the caretaker in a school guesthouse before moving on to the

Gunmen attack university in Pakistan

Politico – ‎9 hours ago‎
“The dead included two female students, a senior faculty member and four guards, said Fakhr-i-Alam, the senior government official. A Pakistani … Asim Saleem Bajwa, has said that at least four attackers were killed in exchanges of fire with the
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