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At least 21 people died when gunmen armed with grenades and Kalashnikovs attacked a university in Pakistan Wednesday, as security forces moved in under thick fog to halt the bloodshed.Police, soldiers and special forces swarmed the university from the ground and the air to try to shut down the assault.The militants, using the cover of thick, wintry fog, scaled the walls of the university on Wednesday morning before entering buildings and opening fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels, police said.Students told media they saw several young men wielding AK-47 guns storming the university housing where many students were sleeping. Vice Chancellor Fazal Rahim told reporters that the university teaches over 3,000 students and was hosting an additional 600 visitors for the poetry recital.Umar Mansoor, a senior Pakistani Taliban commander involved in the December 2014 attack on the army school in Peshawar, claimed responsibility for the Charsadda assault and said it involved four of his men. However, later in the day, official Taliban spokesman Muhammad Khorasani issued a written statement disassociating the militants from attack, calling it un-Islamic.
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