A group of militants stormed a university in northwestern Pakistan on Wednesday, using the cover of thick fog police said, with firing inside the campus still going on and two explosions heard.
Media reported that a chemistry professor had been killed and 50 people wounded in the attack.
The militants entered the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, early on Wednesday before opening fire on students and teachers in classrooms and hostels, two police officials said.
The army and police had moved into the university and a gunfight with the attackers was under way, Deputy Inspector General Saeed Wazir told Reuters. He said it was unclear how many gunmen were involved.
“We launched an operation inside the university and are trying to rescue the students and staff of the institution,” Wazir said.