Bacha Khan University is in Charsadda, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, of which Peshawar is the provincial capital. The city, less than 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Charsadda, is where the Pakistani Taliban slayed 145 people, including 132 children.
The devastation at Bacha Khan University might not match last year's attack in terms of fatalities, but the deadly message remains the same.
And it is the violence-weary people of northern Pakistan that suffer as the military combats the extremist insurgency and counter the ideology its preaches.
There is a strong sense of déjà vu -- people are feeling helpless and disillusioned -- but there are also divisions.
'Barbed wire won't work'
While 2015 did see a reduction in the number of attacks, there is also the view that the army still hasn't done enough -- a belief that the government and military response has been made up of empty platitudes. Read more on edition.cnn.