4 injured in terror attack in Peshawar

4 injured in terror attack in Peshawar

4 injured in terror attack in Peshawar

A security guard was shot and gravely wounded in the attack.

The attackers reportedly exchanged fire with security forces at the Directorate of Agriculture Institute of Peshawar on Friday morning, the chief of police in the northwestern city, Tahir Khan said.

Inter-Services Public Relations informed that two soldiers who were injured during the attack have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital for treatment.

The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions including the University of Peshawar.

Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan has accepted the responsibility of the attack.

There were about 20 people including the students in the University as it had remained closed today due to Eid Miladun Nabi.

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Police officers said that five people were rushed to hospital with injuries.

Officials said the attack began at around 8am as loud expositions were heard and firing broke out at the institute's hostel opposite the Agricultural Directorate when at least three burqa-clad suspects entered the building.

"We have received six dead bodies and 18 injured, two of them are in critical condition", a spokeswoman for the Hayatabad Medical Complex, Ishrat Bibi, told AFP.

He said three terrorists were killed by security forces after a gunfight which lasted an hour.

"We took shelter inside the bedroom and were begging the injured student not to make any sound as the terrorists might hear it and kill us".

Violence erupted over the weekend after police and paramilitary forces launched a bungled attempt to clear a sit-in, igniting fresh demonstrations in cities across the country, including in Lahore and Karachi. In 2014, Pakistani Taliban gunmen murdered more than 140 children in Peshawar, according to the BBC, making it one of the deadliest attack in the country's history.

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