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  • Police and rescue workers stand outside the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in Peshawar, Pakistan December 1, 2017.

    Police and rescue workers stand outside the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in Peshawar, Pakistan December 1, 2017. | Photo: Reuters

Published 1 December 2017
Opinion

The Pakistani Taliban group (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack that took place on the campus of the Directorate of Agriculture Institute in the province of Peshawar.

At least nine people were killed and 37 wounded after masked gunmen attacked the student extension campus of the University of Peshawar  in Peshawar province, Pakistan.

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The Pakistani Taliban group (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on the campus.

"The police and army commandos sealed off the campus," said Tahir Khan, the city's police chief, adding that they heard an explosion on the campus.

The Public Relations Services (ISPR) said that two soldiers were injured in the attack and were taken to the Combined Military Hospital for treatment.

The director of the Hayatabad medical complex, Shahzad Akbar, said six dead and 18 wounded were taken to the hospital while sources at the Khyber Teaching Hospital said they received three dead and 17 wounded.

ISPR confirmed that three terrorists were killed in the operation carried out by the security forces. However, police officers present at the scene of the attack said that four terrorists were killed.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police said all terrorists were neutralized after a successful clean-up operation by security forces.

Three grenades, two bombs and one pistol were recovered from inside the building of the Directorate of Agriculture, according to a source that spoke to the Pakistani official newspaper DawnNews .

In 2014, one of the most deadly terrorist attacks in the country’s history took place in an army-run school that left 147 people dead and another 132 injured.

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