Heavy firing is taking place inside the Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkha’s Charsadda town on Wednesday with eyewitnesses claiming to have heard explosions as well.
The state-run PTV quoted DSP Charsadda as saying that three armed men entered the university premises and opened fire. Television reports added that a large contingent of security forces had reached the site.
Speaking to DawnNews via telephone, a woman inside the university said intense firing was underway. The woman was asking for help, saying assistance be sent to the premises.
Around 3,000 students are enrolled at the university.
Security forces had earlier conduction search operations in adjoining areas and claimed that four wanted men had been arrested. Weapons and army and police uniforms were also recovered from the arrested men.
Charsadda is a district in Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and has been a scene of several militant attacks during the past decade. The region is mostly rural in its makeup and lies 40 kilometres from Peshawar.