In a horrifying attack, a group claiming to be Pakistani Taliban forces stormed the gates of Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Peshawar killing 22 and wounding an additional 60 people.
According to reports, the team of militants combed the multiple blocks that the school covers, first throwing grenades and then open firing with AK-47s.
If in fact this was the Pakistani Taliban, the attack would appear to be retaliation for the special forces operations that have decimated the terror organization in the region.
One student told DawnNews that while numerous students were asleep in their dorms because they didn’t have class the attack began:
“The attackers were like us — they were very young. They carried AK-47 guns. They wore jackets like the forces do. There was firing between attackers and security forces. After everything was over, the army men knocked on our room and told us we were safe.”
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) – Militants raided a university in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday, timing their attack to a ceremony at the school to ensure maximum casualties.
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.
Earlier, an army spokesman said that 21 civilians had been killed.
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