Nine killed as terrorists storm Peshawar's Agricultural Training Institute

The injured, including a station house officer (SHO), constable, army soldiers and students, have been shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital and CMH for treatment.

The attack, which is ongoing, reportedly injured 12 people so far.

Reportedly, an explosion was also heard amid intense firing.

In a statement, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that all the terrorists have been killed.

University Road, where the took place, had been closed off to traffic.

Police and army troops summoned to the scene killed all of the attackers at the Agriculture Training Institute in the northwestern city of Peshawar about two hours into the attack, the military's press wing said.

According to media reports, three to four armed militants entered the hostel building in rickshaw and opened fire injuring the guard.

"Our mujahids have attacked the building because it was used as office for ISI, God willing our fighters will fight till the last drop of blood", he said, referring to Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence agency.

The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions in the city including the University of Peshawar.

Those injured in the attack include a gatekeeper, journalist of a Channel-24 channel, two students among others.

Numerous students staying at the complex had returned home for a holiday weekend to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad.

The army contingent had reached the spot soon after the attack was reported and joined the security forces for operation.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack.

"We were sleeping when we heard gunshots". They are loosely allied with the Afghan Taliban insurgents who ruled most of Afghanistan until they were overthrown by USA -backed military action in 2001.

  • Joey Payne