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Pakistan army arrests five in deadly college terror attack

Pakistanis accused of being the facilitators of the deadly attack on a university are presented to the media, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.Hussain Ali/AP

Pakistanis accused of being the facilitators of the deadly attack on a university are presented to the media, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

The Pakistani Army arrested five suspects on charges of facilitating a militant attack on a university that killed 21 victims, mostly students, an official said Saturday.

Islamic militants stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Wednesday, triggering a gun battle that lasted hours.

The five suspects allegedly provided the attackers with shelter, transport and weapons, a military spokesman said.

Pakistani army spokesman Lt. Gen Asim Salim Bajwa addresses a news conference in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.Hussain Ali/AP

Pakistani army spokesman Lt. Gen Asim Salim Bajwa addresses a news conference in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016.

Another three suspects are still at large — a man and his wife and niece, officials said. The women are accused by buying weapons for the attackers from a weapons market in the tribal region of Dara Adam Khel.

“The two women took advantage of the culture and used their veils to bring out the purchased weapons from the tribal region,” said said military spokesman Lt. Gen Asim Salim Bajwa.

TO GO WITH Pakistan-unrest-Taliban-education-attack-guns,FEATURE BY Khurram SHAHZADAAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images

Sajjad Hussain carrying a photograph of his elder brother Hamid Hussain, assistant professor of chemistry who was killed during the January 20 militant attack on Bacha Khan University.

The four attackers were all killed in clashes with security forces in the university.

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