Live Updates: Gunmen attack Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar; nine killed

December 1, 2017

PESHAWAR: Gunmen stormed Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar early morning, killing at least nine people, most of them students, and injuring 32 others, Samaa reported Friday.

According to our correspondent, the terrorists entered Directorate General Agriculture of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and then moved to the hostel of Agriculture Training Institute where, according to officials, 40 students were present.

The attack triggered a quick operation by police commandos, FC and Pakistan Army who killed all the four attackers.

The hostel is located inside the directorate and near Agriculture University of Peshawar that was closed today due to Eid Miladun Nabi.

Security forces surrounded the building and cordoned off the area. – Samaa

Live Updates

02:25 pm: Mehsud, while answering a question, said investigations into identity and origin of attackers is underway.

02:25 pm: The IG praised performance of law enforcement agencies for their quick response and bravery.

02:25 pm: He said 20 hand grenades and three suicide jackets were recovered from the deceased terrorists.

02:25 pm: Inspector General KPK Police, Salahuddin Mehsud, spoke to media about the attack. He said three terrorists were killed in the operation while the identity of a fourth suspected attacker is being ascertained.

01:44 pm: Timely action of the armed forced saved many lives. The attackers were in contact with their leaders in Afghanistan where the assault was masterminded: DG ISPR Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor

01:05 pm: Officials said 17 injured were shifted to Hayatabad Medical Complex  while 15 to Khyber Teaching Hospital.

12:05 pm: Officials said six death bodies were brought to Hayatabad Medical Complex while three to Khyber Teaching Hospital.

12:05 pm: SSP Operations of police said all four attackers have been killed by security forces.

12:00 pm: Death toll in the attack has mounted to nine, most of them students.


11:40 am: Imran Khan condemns terrorist attack on Peshawar’s Agriculture Directorate.

11:30 am: Four attackers have been killed, firing has stopped, two injured army jawans shifted to hospital: ISPR said, adding that army troops have entered the Agriculture Directorate.

11:15 am: Pakistan Army says the successful operation has left all three attackers dead.

11:10 am: The number of injured rises to 15, including 10 students, two army soldiers and one policeman.

11:10 am: The injured were rushed to Khyber Teaching hospital.

11:05 am: Eight students have been rescued from the hostel, clearance operation of security forces underway: ISPR

10:50 am: ISPR says all three attackers have been killed and the operation concluded. The clearance operation is currently underway.

10:20 am: At least 11 people, including seven students, have been reported injured.

10:10 am: IG Khyber Pakhtunkhwa said one of the attackers has been killed. He said the number of attacker could be more than three.

10:10 am: The attackers were exchanging fire with security forces.

10:05 am: Loud explosions can be heard at the scene as army troops are engaged in operation to mow down the attacker.

10:05 am: Officials said three burqa-clad suspects entered the hostel onboard a rickshaw.

10:00 am: Police said seven people have been injured, including three students, a watchman, a journalist and a Pakistan Army soldier, adding that 40 students are inside the hostel.


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