PESHAWAR: At least nine people have been killed and 37 others injured in a firing incident that targetted the hostel of Agriculture Directorate on University Road, Peshawar, early Friday morning. The attack was claimed by Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.
At least two explosions were also heard from the site of the attack.
As per reports, the burqa clad attackers who were at least three in number entered the directorate with masked faces after arriving at the site in a rickshaw. After shooting the guard present at the gate, the terrorists went on to the hostel of the building and began firing.
According to Hayatabad Medical Complex Director Shahzad Akbar, six dead and 18 injured were brought to the hospital.
As per reports from Khyber Teaching Hospital, three bodies and 17 wounded were brought to the medical facility.
Inter-Services Public Relations informed that two soldiers who were injured during the attack have been shifted to Combined Military Hospital for treatment.
The hostel of the directorate was officially closed on Friday as the country observes Eid Miladun Nabi.