At least 9 people including students were killed and 37 others injured after four burqa-clad Taliban terrorists stormed the hostel of Agriculture Training Institute in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar on Friday morning.
Security forces have gunned down all the terrorists but a clearance operation was still underway.
Military helicopters were seen hovering over the area and all roads leading to Peshwar University has been closed for the traffic, reported Dawn News.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) of Pakistan said that two soldiers were also injured in the attack and shifted to the Combined Military Hospital for treatment.
Hospital authorities said nine persons mostly students were killed in the attack. Thirty-two people were also injured in the attack.
According to the local media reports, at least four armed assailants targeted the hostel of the Agricultural Directorate located in front of the Peshawar Agriculture University.
Security officials said that militants clad in burqa used an auto rickshaw to reach the building. The media reported that two explosions were also heard from inside of the building.
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed the responsibilty of the attack.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra condemned the attack and said, "This action is against our religion. It proves that those who do such things really are terrorists."
The attack at Peshawar Agriculture University came on a day when Pakistan celebrates Eid Miladun Nabi.