Pakistani officials said at least 21 people are dead and 23 others wounded after Taliban gunmen climbed over the wall into a university in northwest Pakistan today (January 20, 2016) and began firing, according to the USA Today website.
The attack -- which included explosions -- broke out as about 600 people attended a poetry recital at Bacha Khan University, which serves 3,000 students in Charsadda, near the city of Peshawar.
Army spokesman, Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa, said that four attackers were killed. Pakistani troops were posted on buildings and went block by block to clear the campus.
The attack erupted in the same province as the 2014 Peshawar school attack that killed more than 150 people -- mostly children -- and shocked the nation. The carnage prompted the Pakistani prime minister to pledge the country will wipe out the "menace of terrorism."