Eleven people were killed and nine injured after terrorists attacked the student hostel inside the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on University Road, Peshawar early Friday morning.
The Pakistan security forces later managed to kill all the terrorists after launching an operation.
SSP Operations Sajjad Khan told Pakistan based 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 police official said the attackers’ first target was the security guard of the premises, following which they made their way inside towards the students’ hostel.
“They could have wreaked havoc but the police and army successfully neutralised the threat,” he said further.
Saddened by condemnable terrorist attack in Peshawar this morning. My prayers to to the victims and their families. Commend the rapid response of KP police and army that helped in containing damage and concluding the operation.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 1, 2017