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At least 21 killed in Pakistani university attack; Taliban claims responsibility

At least 21 killed in Pakistani university attack; Taliban claims responsibility

Gunmen broke into a university campus in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday morning, fatally shooting students in their dorm rooms in an assault that left at least 21 people dead, police and hospital officials said.

A commander of the Pakistani Taliban, which has frequently attacked educational institutions in a long insurgency against the government, claimed responsibility for the attack.

A Pakistani army spokesman said four militants were shot and killed by army soldiers at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, east of the city of Peshawar.

It was one of the most brazen attacks claimed by the Pakistani Taliban, and came barely one year after the militant group raided...

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