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.
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.
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.
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.