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Pakistan: University closed after deadly attack

Wednesday 27 January 2016, by siawi3


Bacha Khan University closes for indefinite period

Afghanistan News.Net Tuesday 26th January, 2016

Karachi, Jan. 26 (ANI): The Bacha Khan University in Pakistan which was attacked by the Taliban last week, demanded that their staff be armed and announced that the campus will be closed for an indefinite period following the deadly assault in which 21 people were killed.

“We have demanded weapons from the government and weapons licenses for all teachers and management officials,” Bacha Khan university registrar Hamidullah Khan told AFP.

Authorities at the university in Charsadda in the northwest have also called for police checkpoints both inside and outside the campus and watch towers to protect students, he said.

A University spokesperson confirmed yesterday that the campus has been closed for an indefinite time because the attack has had traumatic effect on the students, the Express Tribune reported. (ANI)