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Gunmen attacked Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, 15 killed, 20 injured

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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.

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World Cup: Belgium defeats Tunisia 5-2

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MOSCOW — Belgium have defeated Tunisia 5-2 to move one step closer to the next round of the World Cup on Saturday.

Two goals each from Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku eased Belgium to a 5-2 win over Tunisia at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.

Michy Batshuayi, on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea, added the fifth in the game’s dying minutes, only for Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri to claim a consolation goal in added time.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Belgium with a goal from the penalty spot before Lukaku extended the Belgium lead, Tunisia pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 before Lukaku restored the two goal cushion with a deftly chipped finish over the goalkeeper.

Second half goals from Hazard and Batshuayi finished the game as a contest before a consolation from Khazri with the last kick of the game.

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