All militants killed as operation ended successfully in Peshawar Agriculture Directorate: ISPR
Dec 02 2017
Local newspaper reports said four of the terrorists have also been gunned down as they fought security forces.
The attackers were wearing a full-face burqa (veil) and came in a rickshaw, said IG Khyber Pakhtonkhwa Salahuddin Mehsud while speaking to ARY News.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, three terrorists were killed in the ensuing operation.
The attackers shot and wounded a guard before entering the campus, Peshawar police chief Tahir Khan said.
Security was also tight after weeks-long religious groups protests in Islamabad that saw seven killed and hundreds wounded in clashes with police.
The injured were taken to Khyber Teaching Hospital for treatment.
The Taliban is known for committing attacks on schools. TTP spokesman Mohammad Khorasani said in a message that they had targeted a safe house of the military's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.
Noor Wali, a 19-year-old student at the institute, described a terrifying ordeal that began when he was woken by gunshots.
Wali and another student rushed to his aid, hiding from the gunmen for nearly an hour before they were rescued by security forces.
"I was sleeping in my room with my other colleagues", said student Zulfiqar Ahmad.
Thirteen people were injured in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday when terrorists stormed an agricultural training centre and opened fire in an attack claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
An interior ministry official told AFP that cellular networks have been suspended in various cities across the country for security reasons.
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.