Bacha Khan University attack, what we know so far (Update)

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Peshawar, Jan. 20 (ANI): Following are the top developments in the terrorist attack today on the Bacha Khan University, located in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, where around 3000 students are enrolled. Charsadda is a district in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and has been a scene of several militant attacks during the past decade.

1. 3000 students enrolled in the university

2. Five injured in the attack so far, have been rushed to hospital

3. According to Geo TV, one chemistry professor killed after being shot in head

4. Evacuation of campus currently on

5. Terrorists entered form the back-gate as the security at the front-gate was high

6. Two guards were injured at the gate

7. Extensive firing continues in the area and heavy contingents of elite force have been deployed, including aerial support given by Army choppers

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8. Pashtun independence activist Bacha Khan Baba died on January 20, 1988. It is his death anniversary today

9. Helicopters called in to assist the operation

10. Panic stricken parents have gathered outside the University

11. Five persons, who suffered minor injuries, have been shifted to District Headquarters Hospital, Charsadda, for treatment

12. Army contingents have also arrived at the scene and firing is continuing

13. According to the Dawn, a rescued student claims that 60 to 70 students had been shot in the head by the attackers. The student added that the attack is reminiscent of the Army Public School Peshawar attack in December 16, 2014. (ANI)

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