Explosions heard as gunmen attack Pakistan university

Published: Wednesday 20th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Gunmen have stormed a university in Pakistan and wounded at least five people, while several explosions have been heard.

The police and army are exchanging gunfire with the attackers at Bacha Khan University in north-west Pakistan.

Police official Tariq Khan said the assault began shortly after the university opened on Wednesday morning in the town of Charsadda, located some 21 miles outside the city of Peshawar.

No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Bacha Khan University is named after the founder of a liberal, anti-Taliban political party. Pakistani Taliban have in the past targeted the party for its anti-militant policies.

A Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in December 2014 killed over 150 people, mostly children.

Published: Wednesday 20th January 2016 by The News Editor

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