Three men arrived in a rickshaw. They were disguised in burkas and entered the Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute (ATI) on Friday morning. Gunmen have stormed a college in Peshawar city. This attack killed at least nine people and 36 people are injured.
All of the attackers were killed, the army said. Eight students and an office worker were killed, said the police.One blast was heard from inside the campus too. Police and army commandos cordoned off the site.
One wounded student, Ahtesham ul-Haq said that the college was closed for the Eid-e-Milad holiday therefore only 120 out of 400 college residents were present during the attack, while the rest had gone home for a long weekend. Ahtesham said that the students were sleeping when they heard the gun shots. He saw that within seconds all of everybody was running and shouting ‘the Taliban have attacked’.
Another trainee, Saleh said that the terrorists shot everyone who was roaming around .They were breaking doors down to attack other students. Meanwhile the security personnel reached the hostel before those men could come to their room otherwise they might have died too like others.
According to a press reporter at the site there were recovered some suicidal vests, three grenades, two bombs and a pistol from the institute building.
Peshawar, being close to the Afghan border, has seen some of the worst violence during the Taliban insurgency in recent years. In 2014 Taliban militants attacked an army school in Peshawar which caused 141 people dead in one of the worst assaults in the Pakistan’s recent years.