Friday, January 20, 2017
1st anniversary of terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University today
The first anniversary of the deadly terrorist attack at Bacha Khan University that claimed lives of 21 people is being observed Friday (Today).
Preparations have been completed as the university administration formed a nine-member committee for the anniversary event whereas the campus will remain closed throughout the day.
Registrar Salim Shah said that a formal ceremony to remember the departed souls would be held after which flowers would be laid on the martyrs’ monument.
He also added that the event would conclude with collective prayers.
On January 20, around four terrorists entered Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district, roughly 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the city of Peshawar and killed 21 people and injured dozens.
Regional police Chief Saeed Wazir told that most of the student victims shot dead at a hostel for boys on the Bacha Khan University campus.
Police, soldiers and special forces had launched a ground and air operation at the university in a bid to shut down the assault claimed by a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) faction and killed all four attackers.
Security forces said the young attackers had hidden in fields surrounding the Bacha Khan university in the northwestern town of Charsadda, taking advantage of fog that severely restricted visibility to enter the premises unnoticed.