Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, 141 killed , 132 of them children left 121 injured.
The Director General ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa said “Similarly, 960 children have been rescued from the school. The explosive material and suicide vests have also been recovered during the operation. The groups involved in the attack have been identified and operations in this regards are in progress.”
Families and rescue workers searching for their child information in CMH , many of them were carrying coffins of their children during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School.
Tragically, most of the victim students of the Army Public School received bullets in the head and they were targeted from a point blank range by the attackers. Almost 17 students received a bullet in their head at a close range. The others received the bullets mainly in the feet. The terrorists were 7 in total and were wearing FC uniform. They killed 1 the school teacher in front of student’s eyes. 9 staff members were killed when Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened indiscriminate firing immediately.
According to the victim students, they had exams running in the school. The students said that the attackers scaled the boundary wall from the adjacent graveyard and started firing randomly while moving towards the classrooms and auditorium. It has created a chaos in the school, children started screaming, yelling and crying over the wounds and a large number of students had gathered in the auditorium to get first aid training.
The provincial information minister Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani said “most of the bodies were received in the Combined Military Hospital and around 30 at the Lady Reading Hospital. Of the injured students, 25 were in critical condition”.
The parents, who usually wait outside the school to pick their children at the closing time, were seen crying. They were frantically searching for their children in the LRH and CMH as they wanted to know about safety or condition of their kids after the attack. The students were injured badly in their blood-stained school uniform.
The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, calling it revenge for a major military offensive in the region.
TTP spokesman Muhammad Khorasani said Tuesday’s assault was carried out to avenge Taliban fighters and their families killed in the army’s offensive against militant strongholds in North Waziristan mission “zarb-e-azb”. The military has hailed the operation as a major success in disrupting the TTP’s insurgency. The Taliban’s has given 3 reasons for this attack 1. To demoralize the Army 2. Malala Yousafzai awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 3. Peshawar has become an ungovernable city. It is just a trailer, added by TTP spokesperson.