At least 11 people were injured in a militant attack at the student hostel of the Directorate of Agriculture, Peshawar early Friday morning.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), around three militant attack institute early on Friday, however, law enforcement agencies killed all the terrorists in the operation.
Eight students were evacuated from the hostel, the ISPR said in a statement.
two of its injured were evacuated to the Combined Military Hospital. ISPR statement further added
The security forces later managed to kill all the terrorists, said to be around three in number, after launching an operation.
Official sources said around three attackers, with their faces covered, entered the directorate, which also houses students of sciences, and started shooting.
The police and army immediately reached the site and launched an operation to clear the area and neutralise the terrorists.
Aerial surveillance of the operation was carried out by the army aviation division whereas armoured vehicles of security forces were also on site.
Peshawar Capital City Police Officer Tahir Khan and SSP Operations Sajjad Khan were said to be leading the operation.
Intermittent gunfire and blasts could be heard from inside the premises throughout the operation.
The terrorists were said to have been wearing suicide jackets.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa IG Salahuddin Khan Mehsud said fortunately not many students were present due to the long weekend, adding that police APCs have evacuated around a dozen students from the hostel.
“Special units of the Pakistan Army were taking part in the operation,” he said further