Nine dead in Taliban attack on Pakistan school

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

The injured were taken to Khyber Teaching Hospital for treatment.

Hospital authorities said nine persons mostly students were killed in the attack.

Reportedly, an explosion was also heard amid intense firing.

According to military's public affairs wing, ISPR, all the four attackers have been killed in the security forces operation.

A heavy contingent of police rushed to the spot and cordoned off.

Police and military troops killed three attackers during a firefight and while clearing the complex in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, they said.

The KP police said that all terrorists were neutralised after a successful clearance operation by the security forces.

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

Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan has accepted the responsibility of the attack.

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

The university had remained closed today as the country celebrates Eid Miladun Nabi (pbuh) while a large number of students were present in the hostel building.

The police chief said six students, a security guard and two civilians were killed in the attack.

Officials said the attack began at around 8am as loud expositions were heard and firing broke out at the institute's hostel opposite the Agricultural Directorate when at least three burqa-clad suspects entered the building.

Numerous students staying at the complex had returned home for a holiday weekend to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

Taliban militants stormed a training institute in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar Friday, as the country marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed. Peshawar, close to the Afghan border, has seen some of the worst violence during the Taliban insurgency in recent years.

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