Taliban attack leaves 141 people d**d, including 132 children

In an unprovoked attack at a military-run school in Peshawar, a city in Pakistan, members of an armed group k****d at least 141 people, including 132 children, and injured at least 125, reports The Guardian.

Photo credit: BBC News
Photo credit: BBC News

The earlier reports pegged the number at 84 school children and total of 126 people who died from the attack; however, the figures have increased after the authorities were able to thoroughly check the school.

According to the report, this is the deadliest attack in Pakistan history.  The Taliban immediately issued a statement, claiming responsibility for the hate attack.

No demands from the terrorists

The school is believed to have a total of around 500 students and teachers, requiring fast action from the military to ensure the Taliban group does not m******e everyone inside.

Aside from sustaining wounds, Mohammad Baqair lost his mother, a teacher, in the attack
Aside from sustaining wounds, Mohammad Baqair lost his mother, a teacher, in the attack
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At the end of the siege, seven terrorists were d**d.  They were all wearing suicide jackets; thankfully, these were not triggered.

It actually came as a shock that the terrorists did not issue any demands.  It appears that they were really targeting the school just to k**l the kids as retaliation against the government.

Taliban wished suffering for their enemies

The extremist group claimed that they planned the attack in the military-run school because they wanted their enemies to suffer and to feel the pain they experienced after the military and the government waged war against them.

Kids being escorted by the military outside the school grounds Photo credit: Reuters/BBC News
Kids being escorted by the military outside the school grounds
Photo credit: Reuters/BBC News

According to Muhammad Umar Khorasani, the Taliban spokesman, the military-run school was the perfect choice for the attack because the children there were supposed to be protected by the military and could also be family members of those in military/government service.

In a report on ABS-CBN News, it was claimed that the original attack was not intended to target the children but something must have gone wrong for the Taliban group to hit 132 innocent children.

Photo credit: Reuters/BBC News
Photo credit: Reuters/BBC News

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