CHARSADDA: A group of terrorists stromed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday using the cover of thick fog.
Blasts and heavy gunfire were heard from inside University as gunmen broke into the premises early morning.
Emergency has been declared at all hospitals in the area while army personnel arrived at the scene. 15 have been killed in the attack so far while over 20 are injured.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Paksitan claims responsibility for the attack.
Reports say that Pakistani Army has confirmed that snipers have killed two more terrorists. Four terrorists killed so far.
Deputy Inspector General Saeed Wazir says 70 percent of students have been rescued.
Pakistan Nawaz Sharif condemns the terror attack and said the sacrifice of the deceased will not go in vain. “We are determined and resolved in our commitment to wipe out the menace of terrorism from our homeland. The countless sacrifices made by our countrymen will not go in vain,” a statement issued on behalf of the Pakistan PM said.
Pakistan police say they have killed two of the militants who stormed the university.
Pakistan media reports that 50 have been injured in the terror attack and have been shifted to Charsadda District HQ hospital
Media reported that three gunmen entered the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, and opened fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels.
Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV
KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.
During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.
A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.
On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.
Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.
Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.Follow @gorkhapost