Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, has been the most recent target of terrorism. On Wednesday morning during a local celebration at the University, which is located in the northwest of the country, about 35 kilometres away from the town of Peshawar, the school was under attack.
According to Pakistani official information minister, Shaukat Yousafzai, at least 19 people have been killed, while 60 and counting have been wounded and injured during this attack.
Some causalities have been taken to the Charsadda hospital to be treated for their injuries, and the remainder are being treated in Peshawar.
TV stations have been broadcasting this debacle, while portraying a large presence of army officials in and around the University, including ambulance and police. Military and Police officials have been exchanging fire with the said terrorists, who have been detained to two University blocks, confirming the death of at least 4 attackers at this time, and army officials say they are working to clear the University building “block by block”.
Following the attack, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif issues a statement in which he expresses that he is “deeply grieved” by this incident. He furthermore conveys the message that Pakistan will not stand for this, as he says:
“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 Inshaallah,”
In December 2014, a Taliban attack on school in Peshawar, a nearing area, killed about 150, most of whom were young children.
There has been no claim of responsibility for this attack at this time.[This is an ongoing story and will be updated as it progresses]