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Pakistan Charsadda attack: Survivor recalls 'horrible and wild attack'

  • 20 January 2016
  • From the section Asia
rescuers holding a stretcher Image copyright AFP
Image caption Dozens of people were injured in Wednesday's attack on Bacha Khan university

Politics and international relations student Kamil Khan, 20, was shot in both legs in the attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, which left 19 dead and some 50 wounded.

He spoke to the BBC from his hospital bed about the attack.

"I was in the library at the time. We were in a gathering of students, a lot of students were with me.

"I heard four men screaming 'kill every student, kill them all'. They were very wild. It was a terrible moment of my life.

"The attackers were equipped with hand grenades and AK47-style rifles. They were killing everyone. It was a horrible and wild attack.

'Extreme rage'

"I ran and tried to escape quickly. A bullet hit me, but I don't know how it happened.

"When I ran, I fell and stumbled. When I opened my eyes, I was in hospital.

"My leg is badly injured. The doctors say I will be all right in two to three months, God willing.

"My best friend Abdul Majid died, and our staff lecturer of chemistry also.

"I can't tell you, I am feeling extreme rage.

"My family are hurt so much. My grandmother is calling me every hour continuously.

"We are ruined by this aggression and the situation of the war. I would like to go to a foreign country because our life is like life in hell now. I just want to live in a peaceful country."

Interviews by Nalina Eggert and Alison Daye

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