Pakistani volunteers carry an injured student from an Agriculture Training Institute after an attack by Taliban militants in Peshawar on December 1, 2017. / AFP / ABDUL MAJEED
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Islamist militants stormed a provincial government complex for agricultural research in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 12 people including students and wounding 35 others, police and rescue officials said.Police and military troops killed three attackers during a firefight and while clearing the complex in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, they said.Police chief Salahuddin Mahsud of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said attackers opened fire on the main gate of a provincial agricultural department complex, initially wounding two guards and two students.Mahsud told reporters after the complex was cleared that among the dead, six were students and one was a guard.In the adjacent town of Charsadda, militants attacked Bacha Khan University, named after a secular leader, in 2016, killing more than 20 students.Mahsud said dozens of students and others were rescued during the operation.
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