Eleven martyred, 37 injured as terrorist storm hostel of Directorate of Agriculture in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: At least eleven people including nine students were martyred and more than 37 others were injured after five terrorists attacked the student hostel inside the Directorate of Agriculture Extension on University Road, Peshawar early morning on Friday.
The terrorists came in a Rikshaw and they entered in the hostel and stormed the Directorate of Agriculture office, the police cordoned off the area and started operation against the four terrorists in the leadership of SSP Operation Sajjad Khan and killed all the terrorists after gunfight which was continues for over one hour.
While talking to local news channel Sajjad Khan said that the five terrorist wearing suicide jacket and in the initial reports they were said to be in burqas to avoid the detection.
He added that first they target the security guard of the office and later they walked towards the students hostels and they have a deadly plan and they could have wreaked havoc but the police force successfully conducted the operation and minimized the damage.
DG ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor appreciated the police performance during the operation and claimed that the terrorists were in contact with their partners in Afghanistan.
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 leading the operation.
Later, during the combing operation, authorities recovered suicide jackets, two Kalashnikov, pistols, and explosives from the possession of deceased terrorists.