Islamabad, Jan 20: At least 25 people, including four gunmen, were killed and 50 were injured, when terrorists stormed the Bacha Khan University in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Wednesday, Jan 20.
The gunmen opened fire at students and faculty members who had gathered in a school on the varsity campus for a poetry recital to commemorate the anniversary of the activist and leader after whom the school is named.
This incident reported a little over a year after Taliban gunmen killed more than 150 people most of them were students in a school in Peshawar.
Here are the Live Updates of Bacha Khan University terror attack, claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban:
14.30 pm: PM Nawaz Sharif directs federal ministers Pervaiz Rashid, Abdul Qadir Baloch, Baleeghur Rehman to reach Charsadda.
14.25 pm: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain condemns terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University.
President Mamnoon Hussain condemns terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University, #Charsadda— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) January 20, 2016
14.20 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemns the terror attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan.
Strongly condemn the terror attack at Bacha Khan University in Pakistan. Condolences to families of the deceased. Prayers with the injured.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 20, 2016
14.05 pm: Mastermind of Army Public Sschool Omar Mansoor claims attack on Bacha Khan University.
13.42 pm: Hope this tragedy will sharpen Pak authorities desire to wipe out all sources of violence in their country-S Tharoor on Bacha Khan University attack.
Hope this tragedy will sharpen Pak authorities desire to wipe out all sources of violence in their country-S Tharoor pic.twitter.com/6N0Hx9CvNV— ANI (@ANI_news) January 20, 2016
13.31 pm: All terrorists who attacked the university premise were between 18 and 25 years old.
13.27 pm: Military says four terrorists have been killed, university premises secure. Gunfire over.
13.17 pm: Noted journalist Najam Sethi prays for students, faculties.
Prayers with students/ faculty at #BachaKhanUniversity. Terrible that our children continue to pay in blood for establishment's blunders.— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) January 20, 2016
13.09 pm: Death toll mounts to 21 in Bacha Khan University attack in Charsada.
12.50 pm: Clearance of university block by block continues by Army troops.No firing being heard: Asim Bajwa.
Charsadda Update:clearance of university block by block continues by Army troops.No firing being heard— AsimBajwa (@AsimBajwaISPR) January 20, 2016
12.45 pm: 15 killed, over 20 injured in Bacha Khan University terror attack in Charsadda: Express Tribune.
12.40 pm: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan to visit terror attack hit Charsadda.
12.36 pm: Around 90 percent of the area has been cleared: Rescue official
12.33 pm: Eight bodies have been pulled out so far from the attack site.
12.32 pm: A team of SSG commandos enters the university as the operation continues: Express Tribune
12.27 pm: Four terrorists killed so far. All buildings and rooftop taken over by Army, says Asim Bajwa: Dawn
12.24 pm: PPP Senator, Sherry Rehman condemned the attack.
Strongly condemn attack on #BachaKhanUniversity, praying that we get the campus back and hoping that human fallout is minimised 🇵🇰— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) January 20, 2016
12.20 pm: Seven killed, 12 injured in terror attack carried out by TTP at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda: Express Tribune.
12.15 pm: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University.
PM Nawaz Sharif condemns terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University, #Charsadda— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) January 20, 2016
12.06 pm: Those who kill innocent students & civilians have no religion: Pak PM Nawaz Sharif on Bacha Khan University terror attack.
12.05 pm: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack on Bacha Khan University at Charsada.
12.04 pm: Terrorists contained in two blocks within university, operation continues, says Asim Bajwa.
12.02 pm: I saw three attackers engaged in an exchange of fire with security guards, says eyewitness.
12.00 noon: Mass casualties feared in Charsadda university attack.
11.59 am: Eight to 10 terrorists are still inside the premise, reported Dawn citing sources.
11.53 am: University professor, Hamid Hussain, was killed in the terror attack.
11.50 am: The gunmen entered from the back gate of the university.
11.40 am: Two gunmen killed in Pakistan university attack, police say, with reports others still firing.