19 People Dead In Pakistan University Assault

19 People Dead In Pakistan University Assault

19 People Dead In Pakistan University Assault

 A Victim in a coffin at a hospital in Charsadda/BBC

A gun and bomb attack on a university in north-west Pakistan has been put to an end by Security forces in Pakistan.

The attack claimed the lives of 19 people and injured 50.Four suspected attackers also died in a battle that lasted nearly three hours at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.

19 People Dead In Pakistan University Assault

The injured being carried to the hospital

Meanwhile, there are conflicting reports about whether Pakistan Taliban militants carried out the assault. The Taliban militant group is reported to have killed 130 students at a school in the city of Peshawar, 50km (30 miles) from Charsadda, in 2014.

About 3,000 students are enrolled at Bacha Khan but hundreds of visitors were also expected on Wednesday for a poetry event.

A senior Taliban commander, Umar Mansoor, told media that the attack was in response to a military offensive against militant strongholds. He said four suicide attackers had carried out the attack.

However, the group's main spokesman, Mohammad Khurasani, later told the BBC the Taliban had not been involved. He condemned the attack as "un-Islamic".

 

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