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Terrorism

Peshawar police quickly end Taliban attack on Agriculture Training Institute

Security forces acted swiftly to kill all five attackers, all of whom were wearing suicide vests, preventing greater carnage, authorities say.

By Abdul Nasir Khan

Taliban militants stormed the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar on December 1, 2017, leaving 14 people, including five suicide attackers, dead and at least 30 others injured. [AFTAB AHMED / AFPTV / AFP]

PESHAWAR -- Nine people were killed and more than 30 injured Friday (December 1) when burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed the Agriculture Training Institute in Peshawar as Pakistan marked the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, officials said.

Five militants opened fire near the gates of the institute, killing one guard and injuring another before making their way inside and targeting the student dormitory, according to police.

"Terrorists wearing burqas arrived by rickshaw and entered the building ... early in the morning," Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Inspector General of Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud said during a news conference in Peshawar.