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Terrorist attack at Directorate of Agriculture Peshawar

Lahore : At least 9 people have embraced martyrdom while 34 others injured in the terrorist attack at the student hostel inside the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on University Road, Peshawar early Friday morning.
The security forces later managed to kill all the terrorists after a gunfight which lasted over an hour. SSP Operations told Geo News that five attackers wearing suicide jackets reached the compound in a rickshaw. They were said to be wearing burqas in the rickshaw so as to avoid detection.The attackers first target was the security guard of the premises, following which they made their way towards the students’ hostel of the Agriculture Training Institute. “They could have wreaked havoc but the police and army successfully neutralized the threat,” he said further. Heavy contingent of police, Frontier Constabulary and army surrounded the campus following the reports of the attack came in .Seven students, four security officials, two watchmen and a journalist were among the injured, the police reported.The police and army immediately reached the site and launched an operation to clear the area and neutralise the terrorists. Aerial surveillance of the operation was carried out by the army aviation division whereas armoured vehicles of security forces were also on site. Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Tahir Khan and SSP Operations Sajid Khan were leading the operation. Intermittent gunfire and blasts could be heard from inside the premises throughout the operation.He said that terrorists reached the site of the incident at 8:45 am by rickshaw; their strike killed eight students, including one security guard.

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