Terrorists Target Bacha Khan University in Pakistan

Family members of students stand outside the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, 35 km outside the city of Peshawar Family members of students stand outside the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda town, 35 km outside the city of Peshawar © AP

20 January 2016
Terrorist attack on Pakistani Bacha Khan University injured over 50 and killed at least 22.

On the morning of Wednesday 20th January, four armed militants attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan. They ignited grenades throughout the campus as well as opened fire on students and teachers. The terrorist attack injured over 50 and killed at least 22. Pakistani security forces killed the four militants. Pakistani Taliban's top commander Umar Mansoor initially took responsibility for the attack; however, the Taliban spokesperson denied the group’s involvement.

The United Nations condemned the attack, offered its condolences to the victims, and called for adequate protection of schools in areas of insecurity. In response to the attack, the Charsadda district government announced the closure of schools until January 31 and issued an investigation to determine the culprit author(s) of the attack.

Two weeks into the investigation, Pakistani authorities arrested Waheed Ali for the arrangement and execution of the deadly attack. Ali planned the attack with the help of Taliban commander Umar Mansoor, who also supplied militants with arms and ammunitions.  In December 2014, Mansoor took responsibility for another deadly school attack that killed over 150 civilians, including 131 children and 10 adults.


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http://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/headline/charsada-bacha-khan-university-under-attack/
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=53057#.VrH2sZMrKNY
http://dunyanews.tv/en/SpecialReport/320818-Security-Forces-have-gathered-satisfactory-informa
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/asia/pakistan-university-militant-attack/
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-attacks-university-idUSKCN0UY0C4
http://www.dawn.com/news/1151361

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