It’s a religion of peace–
Taliban takes responsibility for massacre at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan.
The terrorists scaled the school walls to get at the students in the classroom and in their barracks.
— NYT Photo (@nytimesphoto) January 20, 2016
Pakistani GEO TV reported:
Security forces concluded an operation to clear Charsadda’s Bacha Khan University of terrorists who had attacked the campus on Wednesday, the army’s spokesman said, ending an assault that left at least 20 people martyred.
The army said it had concluded operations to clear the campus six hours after the attack began and that four gunmen were dead.
“The operation is over and the university has been cleared,” DG ISPR General Asim Bajwa told news agency Reuters. “Four gunmen have been killed.”
The militants, using the cover of thick, wintry fog, scaled the walls of the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda before entering buildings and opening fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels.
Government officials gave conflicting figures for the death toll, with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial legislator Shaukat Yousafzai saying as many as 25 people had been killed by the attackers.
But, according to reliable sources, the death toll was at least 20. Those confirmed to have been martyred included four security guards, a policeman, a chemistry professor, and several students.
Students told reporters they saw several young men wielding AK-47 guns storming the university housing where many students were sleeping.
— Ubaid Awan (@UbaidAwan) January 20, 2016