By Kyle James  |  12-01-2017   News
Photo credit: Fayaz Aziz | Reuters

A violent attack against the Peshawar Agriculture Training Institute took place Friday morning when at least three gunman wearing burkas stormed the institute in a rickshaw.

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All the attackers were killed but not before killing nine people and injuring another 36. The Pakistani Taliban claimed they carried out the attack and took credit for the massacre.

The college was apparently closed for the Eid-e-Milad holiday when a blast was heard from inside the campus. Media reports citing the military said police and army commandos cordoned off the site and confirmed eight students and an office worker were killed in the attack.

One student who was injured in the attack named Ahteshan ul-Haq, told Reuters that around 120 students were present during the attack out of 400 of the college's residents.

Ul-Haq described the attack saying, "We were sleeping when we heard gunshots. I got up and within seconds everybody was running and shouting 'the Taliban have attacked'."

Peshawar has been subject to some of the worst violence during the Taliban insurgency and is located in close proximity to the Afghanistan border.

The attack was reminiscent of a 2014 assault on an army-run school in Peshawar that claimed the lives of 141 people and was one of the worst massacres in recent years.

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