Pakistan buries last of university massacre victims

Relatives and friends offer funeral prayers for a victim of the Bacha Khan university attack in Charsadda, about 50 km from Peshawar, on January 21, 2016Families buried the last of 21 people killed by militant gunmen at a university in Pakistan’s troubled northwest on Thursday, with security tight as relatives questioned how the attack happened despite a national crackdown on extremism. The country also held a day of mourning for those who died at Bacha Khan university on Wednesday, with residents and officials visiting the homes of victims’ relatives to pay their respects in the town of Charsadda and villages nearby. At the home of a chemistry professor who died firing at the gunmen to hold them back from his students, his brother Sajjad Hussain told AFP that the man hailed as a hero had been “soft”.

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