Four Pakistani Taliban gunmen stormed the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, located about 130 km (81 miles) west of the capital Islamabad, on Wednesday, firing automatic rifles and throwing grenades as they raided classrooms and hostels.
               
At least 200 students gathered on the grounds of the university right after the gates opened, shouting slogans against both the government and the Taliban.
"You must protect us!" they shouted, while also vowing to continue their education despite the threats. There were to be no classes at the university, as administrators, students and teachers met to review security needs in the wake of the attack, officials told a news agency.
               
"Some people aren't going to the university today as they had serious concerns about the incident and their personal security and that of the students," a teacher at the university said, on condition of anonymity.

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