Pak President Hussain condemns deadly attack on Bacha Khan University, casualties continue to rise

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Islamabad, Jan 20 (ANI): Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has condemned the deadly terrorist attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province where at least seven people have been killed so far and 12 others injured.

A rescued student said that majority students residing in the boys hostel are dead, The Express Tribune tweeted.

Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa said that block by block clearance of the university is underway by the Army troops and no firing is being heard currently.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan will leave for Charsadda shortly.

In total, 11 blasts have been reported till now and a state of emergency has been declared in the hospitals.

An Edhi volunteer said he has seen the bodies of at least 15 people, Dawn tweeted.

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At the time of attack, an event regarding the death anniversary of Pashtun politician Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, known as Bacha Khan, was being attended by a large number of students inside the university.

Armed assailants scaled the university walls and opened fire in the morning today.

The attack is reminiscent of the deadly Army Public School attack in Peshawar in 2014. (ANI)

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