Five burqa-clad Taliban militants attacked an agriculture training institute in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar. Nine people were killed and thirty-nine injured in the opening fire. The institute was closed for the Eid-e-Milad but 100 students were present in the hostel. The Pakistani Taliban group took the responsibility for the attack on the campus. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan condemned the attack at Peshawar agriculture institute. He also wrote on the Twitter  “saddened by the condemnable terrorist attack in Peshawar this morning.”
“My prayers to the victims and their families. Commend the rapid response of KP police and army that helped in containing the damage and concluding the operation,” he tweeted.

The PTI chief commended the “reformed professional KP police force with its special rapid response unit” for its timely action.

Media has put the report of the death toll at 11. A senior police official said all the terrorists were killed by security forces after a gunfight which lasted for an hour. Intermittent gunfire and blasts could be heard from inside the premises during the operation.
Three grenades, two bombs and one pistol were found from inside the building of the Directorate of Agriculture. According to reports, one media person, three policemen were also among the injured. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IG Salahuddin Khan Mehsud said fortunately not many students were present inside the building due to the long weekend.
In 2014, one of the most terrorist attacked in an army-run school in Peshawar in which 141 people were killed and 132 injured. It was the worst attack in the history.

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