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Four killed, 50 injured as gunmen attack Pakistan university

India Blooms News Service | | 20 Jan 2016, 01:01 pm
Peshwar, Pakistan, Jan 20 (IBNS) Four people were killed as gunmen on Wednesday stormed into a university in Pakistan and opened fire where a poetry recital programme was going on in presence of 3000 students and 600 guests, reports said.

Local media reported that a group of militants stormed the Bacha Khan university in Charsadda in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province at around 11 45 am  using the cover of thick fog and continued firing inside the campus. Seven explosions were also heard.

The reports quoted police as saying that  most students had been rescued.

Local media reported that a chemistry professor had been killed along with two others and 50 people have been wounded in the attack.

The army and police moved into the university and a gunfight with the attackers was under way.

Television footage showed soldiers entering the campus as ambulances lined up outside the main gate and anxious parents consoled each other.