Taliban School Attack Kills 132 School Children


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“‘God is great,'” the Taliban militants shouted as they roared through the hallways of a school in Peshawar, Pakistan cnn.com reported Tuesday, December 16th.

By the time the hours-long siege at Army Public School and Degree College ended early Tuesday evening, at least 145 people — 132 children, 10 school staff members and three soldiers — were dead, military spokesman Gen. Asim Bajwa said. More than 100 were injured, many with gunshot wounds, according to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani.

The prime minister of Pakistan said to rid his country of terrorism after the Taliban school attack killed 141 people, mostly children. “This is not a human act,” military spokesman Major General Asim Bajwa said during a tour of the school on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports. “This is a national tragedy,” www.bbc.com reported.

“At first we thought there is some repair work going on in the backyard. But then the bullets were fired in the back door of the main hall and the terrorists entered the hall and opened fire on the students,” said Hamza Khan, a 15 year old student www.usatoday.com reported. “I won’t be able to forget the horrid images for the rest of my life. I promise to take revenge for my fellow students — I will fight these cowards and destroy them.”