The gunmen entered the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda district of the province, some 50 kms southwest of Peshawar, and opened fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels, media reports said.

Blasts and heavy gunfire were heard from inside the University campus.

Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Party leader and provincial lawmaker Shaukat Yousafzai said that 25 people, including a professor, were killed and around 50 others injured in the terrorist attack on the University this morning. The injured were shifted to hospital. An emergency has been declared in all hospitals in the town. All schools have been closed in the area.

Yousafzai said between four to 10 attackers were involved in attack. "Such cowardice attack could not shake the resolve of the Government in the fight against terrorism," he said.

Soon after the attack, a large contingent of security forces rushed to the site and started evacuating students. Pakistan Army troops also rushed to the University from Peshawar and started operation.

Surveillance operation has been completed. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the responsibility for the attack, the Express Tribune reported.

Citing intelligence sources, media reports said the terrorists are between 18 and 25 years old.

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