In a media briefing, Lt Bajwa said a lot of information regarding the attackers has been gathered, adding that further evidence is being collected.
DG ISPR said out of 20 martyred, 18 were students and 2 staff members. He said as many as 4 terrorists attacked the university while the security staff in the university resisted the attack.
Lt Bajwa said the terrorists were alive when the army got there, adding that they were killed at the stairs and roof. He said the terrorists were equipped also with hand grenades.
General Bajwa said all forces were active within 45 minutes of the attack and that there would have been more loss had the terrorists not been stopped.
He said 2 mobile phones have been recovered from the terrorists’ possession and data from those devices has been retrieved after analysis.
National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) is assessing more data, he said.
General Bajwa said terrorists carried mobile sim cards of Afghanistan origin and one terrorist’s phone kept receiving calls from Afghanistan even after he was killed.
The DG said information to a large extent about the whereabouts of the terrorists has been collected and that full action is being taken against the facilitators of the attack.
He said Pakistan is in a state of war and that the achievements of the Operation Zarb-e-Azb are in front of everyone.
General Bajwa said intelligence operations will continue with more zeal than before and that they won’t let terrorists succeed “because the whole nation is united against terrorism”.
He said the defeated terrorists are now targeting the innocent people.
Taliban Commander’s phone call traced, Indian Embassy provided money
Sources revealed on Wednesday evening that the Taliban commander involved in Charsadda university attack had been in contact with Indian Embassy in Afghanistan. The connection was revealed when the calls of the commander got traced.
According to the details, the whole plan of the attack on Bacha Khan University was cooked in Afghanistan with the help of India. It is also revealed that the attackers were provided with 30 lac Indian rupees from Indian Embassy in Jalalabad Afghanistan to use for the preparations of the deadly attack.The commander, who conducted the attack, had been working as the right hand of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban’s chief Mullah Fazalullah. The traced calls proved that the commander had been continuously in contact with the attackers through the phone numbers 0093774022167, 0093782552489 and 0093774262593. The commander was controlling the activities of the terrorists from Afghanistan.
Pakistani government has decided to raise the issue in front of Afghan government.
Around four terrorists entered Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district, roughly 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the city of Peshawar, on Wednesday morning, killing 20 people and injuring several others.
Medical Superintendent (MS) of the District Headquarter Hospital Charsadda confirmed the death toll.
Regional police chief Saeed Wazir told AFP that the operation had ended and security forces were clearing the area, with most of the student victims shot dead at a hostel for boys on the Bacha Khan University campus.
Police, soldiers and special forces launched a ground and air operation at the university in a bid to shut down the assault. Dozens of personnel in combat fatigues and automatic weapons piled out of transport vehicles as helicopters buzzed overhead and ambulances with sirens wailing approached the scene.
There were male and female staff members and students inside the campus, said Fazal Raheem Marwat, vice chancellor at the Bacha Khan University, adding he had been on his way to work when he was informed of the attack.
“There was no announced threat but we had already beefed up security at the university.”
Students spoke of one hero teacher — named by media as Syed Hamid Hussain — fighting back against the intruders, shooting his weapon in a bid to protect his charges.
Geology student Zahoor Ahmed said his chemistry lecturer had warned him not to leave the building after the first shots were fired.
“He was holding a pistol in his hand,” he said.
“Then I saw a bullet hit him. I saw two militants were firing. I ran inside and then managed to flee by jumping over the back wall.”
Another student told television reporters he was in class when he heard gunshots.
“One student jumped out of the classroom through the window. We never saw him get up.”
He also described seeing the chemistry professor holding a pistol and firing at the attackers.
“Then we saw him fall down and as the terrorists entered the (registrar) office we ran away.”
Talking to media, Deputy Commissioner Tahir Zafar Abbasi said that situation is under control now. Firing in the university premises has stopped.
Naik Mohammad, security chief at the university, said the attackers had entered close to a campus guest house.
Bacha Khan University attacked 4 days after Indian threat
Bacha Khan University has been attacked in Charsadda on Wednesday within a week after the Indian Defence Minister had threatened Pakistan to inflict pain as India has felt in Pathankot.
On 11th January, Indian Defence Minister threatened that those who have given India the pain will feel the same. He had said that India will be the one deciding the time and location of the revenge. Analysts are saying that attack on a Pakistani university within a week of Indian threat is a proof of Indian involvement in Pakistan.
Around four terrorists entered Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district, roughly 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the city of Peshawar, on Wednesday morning, killing 20 people and injuring at least 11 people.
Police, soldiers and special forces launched a successful ground and air operation at the university in a bid to shut down the assault. The university was claerd hours later with at least 4 gunmen killed in the operation.
Earlier on 16th january, Indian Defence Minister said that India’s patience has exhausted, adding that the world will see ‘results’ within a year.
The Indian minister claimed that Pakistan did not take any action after the Mumbai attack, adding that the scale of patience is exhausted after the Pathankot attack.
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