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Pakistan Army Investigating Phones Found after University Attack
   2016-01-21 19:44:40    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo Jing

People gather around the body of a terrorist at the Bacha Khan university following a militant attack in northwest Pakistan's Charsadda, Jan. 20, 2016. [Photo: Xinhua]

A spokesman for the Pakistani army says at a press conference Wednesday that they are investigating two mobile phones that were recovered after armed Gunmen stormed a university in northwest Pakistan Wednesday, leaving at least 21 dead.

Pakistan army spokesman Asim Bajwa said the security forces killed all four attackers.

"When the army reached the location, four terrorists were alive, the army contained them on the roof, and shot four terrorists in the stairs and rooftop. When we arrived dead bodies were present, and they were equipped with weapons and hand grenades."

Security forces said the young attackers had hidden in fields surrounding the Bacha Khan university in the northwestern town of Charsadda, taking advantage of fog that severely restricted visibility to enter the premises unnoticed.

A university security guard said they had scaled a wall to enter the campus, killing a caretaker in a school guesthouse before moving on to the boys' hostel.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared a national day of mourning for Thursday and directed the country's security agencies to hunt those responsible for the attack.

Umar Mansoor, a commander of a Pakistani Taliban faction, claimed responsibility for the attack.

Security forces believe Mansoor was the mastermind behind a similar attack on an army-run school in nearby Peshawar in 2014 that left more than 150 people dead, most of them children.

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