Pakistan remembers its dead

Pakistan remembers its dead

Pakistan is observing a day of national mourning for the 21 people gunned down when Taliban militants stormed a university. Armed police, some perched on the roofs of buildings, were still deployed this morning at the Bacha Khan university campus in Charsadda, where students and teachers were targeted with grenades and automatic weapons yesterday.

Flags on official buildings and the parliament are flying at half-mast, while children held candlelight vigils and prayed in schools across the country. The death toll from the assault at Bacha Khan university in the town of Charsadda rose to 21 today, after another student died in hospital, according to police official Tariq Khan. His funeral was to be held later today.

Among those who died was assistant chemistry professor Syed Hamid Husain who was hailed a hero for firing back at the gunmen while his terrified students raced for cover.

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