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A Month After Deadly Attack, Pakistan University Reopens

Pakistani security personnel stand near Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.
Pakistani security personnel stand near Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.

Bacha Khan University in northwestern Pakistan has reopened following a bloody terrorist attack on January 20 that left 21 students and teachers dead.

Classes at the university in the city of Charsadda resumed on February 15, almost one month after the attack by Taliban militants. The four attackers were all killed in a shoot-out with police.

University deputy chancellor Fazl-ur-Rahim Marwat addressed students and told them that all necessary security measures have been taken.

The Taliban faction that claimed responsibility for the attack also claimed a 2014 attack on a school in Peshawar that killed 150 people, most of them children. 

The group has said it is targeting schools as "nurseries" for people who challenge "Allah's law."

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
 

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