Pakistan

Women commandoes deployed at Bacha Khan University

PESHAWAR: The security has been beefed up at Bacha Khan University after a recently deadly attack, with women commandoes guarding the facility along with other security personnel.

Elite force commandos have been deployed inside the university’s main gate as part of an enhanced security measure.

The university where Taliban gunmen killed at least 20 people on Jan 20 reopened for classes on Monday with teachers – but not students – allowed to carry weapons.

 

 

 

 

Taliban have threatened more assaults on schools and universities since the Jan. 20 attack on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, fueling a growing sense of insecurity in the country.

Before Monday’s reopening the university took extra security measures, installing new CCTV cameras, hiring more armed guards, and raising the height of boundary walls, vice chancellor Fazal Rahim Marwat told.

The university also decided that teachers could continue to carry their own licensed weapons as long as they do not display them in classrooms, Marwat said.

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