12 injured as terrorists open fire near Peshawar University

Three gun men have also entered the directorate

Three gun men have also entered the directorate

A spokeswomen for two hospitals in the city said they had received nine bodies and were treating 38 injured people, including several in a critical condition.

Police said at least three militants opened fire at security guards near the gates of the Agriculture Training Institute, injuring one person before making their way inside and targeting student accommodation. The area reverberated with heavy gunfire while a huge explosion was also heard.

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

The attackers reportedly exchanged fire with security forces at the Directorate of Agriculture Institute of Peshawar on Friday morning, the chief of police in the northwestern city, Tahir Khan said.

As per reports, the attackers who were at least three in number entered the directorate with masked faces after arriving at the site in a rickshaw.

The main Taliban militant group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, claimed responsibility saying the place they attacked was housing a secret intelligence office.

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

The university was closed due to Eid Milad-un-Nabi (PBUH) holiday.

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

"We were sleeping when we heard gunshots".

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

The attack also bore striking similarities to a 2014 Taliban massacre at the army-run school in Peshawar that killed 151 people, mostly schoolchildren. Peshawar, close to the Afghan border, has seen some of the worst violence during the Taliban insurgency in recent years.

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