PESHAWAR, Pakistan — 4 or extra Taliban militants disguised as ladies attacked a college dormitory within the northern Pakistani metropolis of Peshawar on Friday, killing no less than 9 individuals and wounding no less than 30 others, officers stated.
Native information retailers, nevertheless, gave a better demise rely and reported that eleven individuals have been killed within the early morning assault on a boarding facility on the Agriculture Coaching Institute, situated inside the sprawling compound of College of Peshawar.
The militants wore burqas, ladies’s clothes that absolutely cowl the physique and head, once they arrived on the gate of the institute in a rickshaw. They shot and wounded a safety guard after which moved towards the dormitory, based on Islam Zeb, the deputy commissioner of Peshawar.
Mr. Zeb stated two militants took positions on the bottom flooring and one other two took maintain one flooring above as they carried out the assault. After a two-hour firefight, the safety forces stated, all of the attackers had been killed.
The assault was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, which used to wage frequent, giant-scale assaults in Peshawar and different cities however has been weakened in recent times. In a press release, the militant group stated its members had attacked a protected home of the Inter-Providers Intelligence Directorate, the nation’s spy company.
However safety officers denied the declare that the college campus housed a secret intelligence facility. Native residents additionally stated there was no proof of an workplace associated to the intelligence company within the neighborhood.
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