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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Breakthrough in identifying Bacha Khan University Attackers

Breakthrough in identifying Attackers

PESHAWAR: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Lt Gen Asim Bajwa on Wednesday, 20th January 2015, said major breakthroughs had been made in identifying the terrorists who attacked the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, in Khyber Faktunkwa Province  earlier in the day.
The ISPR chief said the terrorists' phone calls had been traced and analysed, and that two cell phones had also been recovered from them.
"When army reached the premises, all four attackers were alive. They were contained in the hostel and were eventually eliminated on the roof and the stairs," informed the ISPR chief. They had a lot of ammo, including grenades, he added.

Earlier in the day, unidentified gunmen entered Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkha’s Charsadda town and opened fire on students and faculty members as they gathered for a poetry recital to commemorate the death anniversary of the activist and leader Bacha Khan. Total 21 persons including one Professor killed and more thatn 50 injured. Total 25 persons including 4 terrorists were killed in the incident of shootout and explosions similar to attack on Army School in Peshawar in which 140 people killed in 2014.

The mastermind of the APS Peshawar attack, Umar Mansoor, of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Geedar group has claimed the attack through a post on his Facebook page, adding that four attackers were sent to the university.

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