Armed militants stormed a university in volatile northwestern Pakistan today, killing at least 19 people and wounding over a dozen others, a little more than a year after the massacre of 134 students at a school in the area.

Four suspected attackers also died in a battle that lasted nearly three hours at Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.

A senior Pakistani Taliban commander claimed responsibility for the assault, but an official spokesman later told the BBC the Taliban had not been involved. He condemned the attack as “un-Islamic”.

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