Army school attacked

At least 130 people, most of them students as young as 12, have been killed and at least 122 others injured in a Taliban seizure of a military-run school in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, according to provincial authorities.

The numbers of dead and injured may still rise as the casualties of the assault are counted.

Some 500 students and teachers were in the Army Public School on Warsak Road at the time of the attack. Pakistan’s military said most of the civilians escaped, but some had been taken hostage by the assailants.

School children

Several militants dressed in Pakistani military uniforms entered the school compound on Tuesday at around noon. They torched a car at the site and proceeded with a raid on the facility.

“Seven to eight people attacked us, then an army soldier came to us and he asked [the] principal and teachers to take the children out of compound from the back gate. There were thousands [of] students in college. They were moved to auditorium, they can’t come out until the fight is ended,” Arshad Khan, a student at the school, told RT’s Ruptly.

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2 replies

  1. Any crime against the humanity is to be condemned.
    This attach is continuation of the series of such targeting of innocent lives.
    The attackers de not discremdbting between the army , religious or public targets.
    In Pakistan The national strategy against extremism which is mother of terrorism has not been adopted.

    It is again a chance for the nation to set priorities against extremism in religious attitude, whether against Ahmadis or among other sects.

    Time is short , sooner the Pakistanis understand need for broad minded attitude, better it is. Down with hate based religious teachings.

  2. It is terrible, horrible incident and must be condemned. There has been much lawlessness in the country for a very long time. The maulvis were openly advertising the killing of Shias, Ahmadis, Hindus and Christians. Nobody was stopping those maulvis that it was wrong to kill any one.
    Nobody was worried or trying to find out who was putting up such bad banners and who was making bad speeches on the TV channels.
    There was nobody to check and stop the lawless acts. Similarly, the government did not care for any mob activity (Hujoom ki Siasat) against poor minority personnel. The result is the big mob attack the government is facing now from Mr. Khan.
    There is bad management too in every department; no check and balance; no supervision. The result is in front of every one.

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