Nation in mourning: Blood on the campus


CHARSADDA: More than a year after a bloody Taliban rampage at a military-run school in Peshawar, terrorists killed 21 people in a near-identical attack on a state-run university in nearby Charsadda district Wednesday morning. The heroics of campus guards, however, prevented bloodshed as they engaged the terrorists before security forces moved in under thick fog to eliminate the attackers.

A splinter group of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed credit for the sickening violence at the Bacha Khan University in the Palosa area, 15 kilometres southeast of the main Charsadda Bazaar, though the fugitive leadership of the umbrella group denied involvement.