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At least nine people were killed and 37 others injured as at least three terrorists attacked Peshawar's Agricultural Training Institute on Friday morning.

The terrorists stormed the ATI hostel, where around 150 people were present on the Eid Miladun Nabi holiday, firing indiscriminately, according to eyewitness accounts.

Three terrorists were neutralised in an operation conducted by security forces. The quick response by police, the army and Frontier Corps is believed to have restricted the damage that could have been done by the attackers.

The attack was claimed by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan.

Family members of officials trapped inside the ATI wait outside. ─ AP
Family members of officials trapped inside the ATI wait outside. ─ AP
Army troops rush to the ATI which was stormed by terrorists in Peshawar. ─ AP
Army troops rush to the ATI which was stormed by terrorists in Peshawar. ─ AP
Security personnel take position outside the Agricultural Training Institute after the attack. ─ AFP
Security personnel take position outside the Agricultural Training Institute after the attack. ─ AFP
Army troops enter the ATI after the attack. ─ AFP
Army troops enter the ATI after the attack. ─ AFP
A police commando escorts rescued ATI staff members to safety. ─ AFP
A police commando escorts rescued ATI staff members to safety. ─ AFP
Staff rush a man to a hospital after he was injured during a crackdown operation against the terrorists. ─ AP
Staff rush a man to a hospital after he was injured during a crackdown operation against the terrorists. ─ AP
Troops take position outside the ATI. ─ AP
Troops take position outside the ATI. ─ AP
Staff rush security personnel injured during the operation to a hospital. ─ AP
Staff rush security personnel injured during the operation to a hospital. ─ AP
A military helicopter conducts aerial surveillance over the site of the attack. ─ AFP
A military helicopter conducts aerial surveillance over the site of the attack. ─ AFP
A security officia carries an injured man to an ambulance at the site of the attack. ─ AP
A security officia carries an injured man to an ambulance at the site of the attack. ─ AP
Rescue officials carry an injured student away from the ATI after the attack. ─ AFP
Rescue officials carry an injured student away from the ATI after the attack. ─ AFP

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Sharique - Munich Dec 01, 2017 03:22pm

really sad incident :(

kamran Dec 01, 2017 04:19pm

The police office in the second last picture is the CCPO Peshawar Tahir Khan. He along with SSP operations was on site in 3 minutes. They led the operation. The jawans of KPK police donated more blood in KTH and lady Reading hospital than they had bags for. Please do not forget their sacrifices today.

Arun Kumbhat Dec 01, 2017 06:25pm

When will we ever learn that violence should have no place in the human mind!

Suresh Kumar Dec 01, 2017 06:40pm

Guys, Don't you feel the pain of the little girls face. Shame on the people, who support terrorism.

Ali Dec 01, 2017 07:08pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victims, may they find peace and solace in these difficult times.

Candasuck Dec 02, 2017 12:47am

Little girl with tears in her eyes doesn't deserve this. What kind of world I am giving her. Shame on me.

MelbourneWala Dec 02, 2017 02:33am

Its so sad where Pakistan is heading.

When you have leaders like Musharraf who expose the reality that Pakistan is supporting openly terrorists and extremists minded people, then is it any surprising what is happening across Pakistan.

Religious hatred ideology was used as seed to create Pakistan and it is subsuming itself in the fire whirlwind of hatred.

NVV Dec 02, 2017 04:35pm

@Arun Kumbhat : Good point. That day will come "only and only when" the SOCIETY REALIZES that terrorists kill their own relatives rather the neighbors.

Zack Khan- USA Dec 02, 2017 11:45pm

My heart bleeds!! :(

Myworld Dec 03, 2017 12:58am

@Arun Kumbhat tell that to rss and bjp

LAST wORD Dec 03, 2017 07:17am

Timely action by the alert security forces saved many lives otherwise casualties would have been much higher. Pakistan needs to practice zero tolerance to all forms of terrorism. The country cannot eliminate internal terrorism until it discards the policy of good and bad terrorists. Pakistan is paying a very heavy price continuing this self-destructive policy namely deaths of innocent civilians and rise of fanaticism at home, spoiling of relations with neighbours and stoppage of much needed aid from the world bodies.

Asif A. Shah Dec 03, 2017 09:05am

Tragic! Most unfortunate!!

habib Dec 04, 2017 10:54am

Till we keep entangling ourselves within favoured and unflavoured armed men, we are going to have such fate again and again. illegal arm brandishing, keeping firearms and above that use of these elements by political class and secret agencies will worsen the situation further.

Ihsan Dec 04, 2017 01:12pm

Very sad incident. Security forces, specially KPK police made us proud. They fought as they were fighting for their family.

iMTIAZ ALI KHAN Dec 04, 2017 01:22pm

Pakistan is a much peaceful place than PPPZ days will never forget those bad days. Thank you Gen Raheel for making Pakistan a safer place and eliminating terror, major work was done final patches will be placed.

Thank you to Police and Armed forces for quick reaction and action to eliminate the attacker. QRF was there within minutes of the first distress phone call.

Love you Pakistan my beautiful sacred land.