ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) - Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan on Friday strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the Agriculture Directorate that killed three people.
Saddened by condemnable terrorist attack in Peshawar this morning. My prayers to to the victims and their families. Commend the rapid response of KP police and army that helped in containing damage and concluding the operation.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 1, 2017
While expressing grief over the incident, he extended his prayers to the injured victims on twitter.
Khan also hugely commended the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police force and army personnel for their rapid action against terrorists and concluding a successful operation.
The reformed professional KP police force with its special rapid response unit has made a difference in dealing with acts of terrorism in a timely, holistic and coordinated manner. https://t.co/u172BhI9Ko— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 1, 2017
All terrorists neutralized after a successful brave operation by #KP_Police1 in Agriculture Training Institute Peshawar ....WELLDONE— PTI (@PTIofficial) December 1, 2017
Other PTI members also weighed in and while denouncing the attack prayed for the victims and their families. They also praised the KP police for their efficient timely response.
Well done to the KPK Police & Pakistan Army for the timely action that saved Peshawar from a huge tragedy. The entire nation is proud of brave Police & Armed Forces.— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) December 1, 2017
— Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 1, 2017
Strongly condemn the barbaric terrorist attack in Agriculture Directorate of Peshawar earlier today. My heartfelt condolences to the families of deceased and injured. May Allah give patience to all the families.— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) December 1, 2017
In a joint operation, security forces killed all the terrorists, who opened firing at the Agriculture Directorate located in front of Peshawar University on early Friday.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), five burqa-clad terrorists stormed the building and resorted to intermittent firing that killed three people and severely injured 17 people including two policemen and one journalist who were then shifted to Khyber Teaching Hospital. Three people
The area where the incident occurred is a hub for educational institutions in the city including the university of Peshawar. The incident comes amid tight security across Pakistan as it celebrates the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).