PV International Desk : Taliban militants stormed a training institute in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar Friday, injuring at least seven people, as the country marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.
Two to three gunmen entered the Agriculture Training Institute Friday morning, where they began firing indiscriminately, Peshawar police chief Muhammad Tahir Khan told AFP.
“A number of people have been injured and the military and other law enforcement agencies are carrying out an operation to clear the area,” he said.
The militants are believed to remain inside the compound. An AFP reporter at the site saw a helicopter hovering over the area and heard gunshots from inside the building.
A residential area also within the training institute compound is being evacuated.
Wasim Riaz, a senior police official, said seven people injured so far have been shifted to the government-run Lady Reading Hospital.