Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Taliban Attacks Peshawar Pakistan School

Taliban Attacks Pehshawar Pakistan School  ---
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***Top terrorist attack death toll of 2014, deadliest school attack ever ***
291 total 141 killed 250 injured by 6 gunmen, all killed  December 16, 2014 Taliban Attacks Pehshawar Pakistan School  six gunmen belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan entered an Army Public School in the Pakistani city of Peshawarand held the school staff and students hostage. More than 132 people, mostly children between the ages of 10 and 18 were killed while about 250 of them sustained severe injuries and were admitted to the Combined Military and Lady Reading Hospitals of the city.Most of the 500 students were evacuated by the army. The operation ended after all the six terrorists were killed early Tuesday evening. This was the worst terrorist attack in Pakistan since the 2007 Karachi bombing.

*Disinformation

December 17, 2014 Washington, Riyadh must be held accountable for fueling terrorism: Journalist PressTV  The United States and its Wahhabi allies in the Persian Gulf region are responsible for terrorist attacks across the world, especially the latest one in Pakistan, says a journalist.... the United States and Saudi Arabia should be held accountable for the December 16 attack on a military-run school in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar. ..



*Wikipedia

2014 Peshawar school attack 12/16/2014
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2014 Peshawar Army School Attack
Rescued Childrens escorted to safety by Pakistan Army.
LocationThe Army Public School, Warsak Road, Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan
Date16 December 2014
11:00 am PST[1] – (UTC+05:00)
TargetSchool staff and students
Attack type
Suicide bombing,[2] spree killing,hostage-takingschool shooting
Deaths132
Non-fatal injuries
245
Victimsunknown number of hostages
Perpetrators6 members of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan[3]
On 16 December 2014, six gunmen belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan[4][3] entered an Army Public School in the Pakistani city of Peshawarand held the school staff and students hostage.[5] More than 132 people, mostly children between the ages of 10 and 18[6][7][4] were killed while about 250 of them sustained severe injuries and were admitted to the Combined Military and Lady Reading Hospitals of the city.[3][8] Most of the 500 students were evacuated by the army.[4] The operation ended after all the six terrorists were killed early Tuesday evening.[9]
This was the worst terrorist attack in Pakistan since the 2007 Karachi bombing.[10]

Background[edit]

The Army Public School is located at Warsak Road near Cantonment, Peshawar, which is part of Army Public Schools & Colleges System that runs 146 schools in Pakistan.[2]

Attack[edit]

The attack began at around noon when six gunmen,[2] dressed in uniforms of the Pakistani Frontier Corps,[3] entered the school from the back through a cemetery adjacent to the school[3], after scaling its walls. Before entering the school the terrorists set fire to vehicles, then indiscriminately opened fire with automatic weapons[1] in the central auditorium of the school, where children were gathered for a school function.[3][11]
Six terrorists were killed by the security forces after clearing the school. The security forces slowed down the operation due to the risk of IEDs planted by the terrorist within the school premises.[1]

Responsibility[edit]

The spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Mohammad Omar Khorasani, took the responsibility for the attack and said it was revenge for Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the Pakistani army's offensive in North Waziristan started in summer 2014.[11] He said that TTP wants the army to feel their pain as they have killed their families and women[12]
"Our six fighters successfully entered the army school and we are giving them instructions from outside," Khorasani said over phone. "The TTP has taken this extreme step as revenge. We will target every institution linked to the army unless they stop operations and the extra-judicial killing of our detainees. Our detainees are being killed and their bodies are thrown on roads. We have instructed our men not to harm small children even if they are the sons of senior military or civilian leaders."[13]

Reaction[edit]

Domestic[edit]

The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack calling it a national tragedy and has left for Peshawar to monitor the operation;[11][12] he announced a three-day mourning period during which the national flag will fly at half mast.[14]
The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, has condemned the attack, saying "such cowardly attacks cannot deter the morale and resolve of the nation".[15]

International[edit]

  • France France - President Francois Hollande in a statement condemned the attack saying "No words can express the ignominy of such an attack against children in their school and that France supported the government of Pakistan in their fight against terrorism" and expressed solidarity with the victims and their parents." [17]
  • India India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack. “It is a senseless act of unspeakable brutality that has claimed lives of the most innocent of human beings - young children in their school.” Modi said on his Twitter account. “My heart goes out to everyone who lost their loved ones today. We share their pain & offer our deepest condolences.“[19]
  • President Pranab Mukherjee in a message said "Such heinous acts are against all tenets of humanity. They are nothing but a manifestation of the extreme evil that terrorists are capable of. The world community must unite and redouble efforts to root out terrors from every country and society."[20]
  • Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh issued a statement to express his condolence to the families and said "I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on a school at Peshawar (Pakistan). This dastardly and inhuman attack exposes the real face of terrorism. My heart goes out to the families of those children who were killed by the terrorists in Peshawar."[21]
  • Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin tweeted ""We condemn the horrific attack on innocent school children in Peshawar. "Our hearts go out to the grief stricken families of the innocent children killed & injured in this barbaric attack in Peshawar. Feeling of deep revulsion & horror about this terror attack against innocent children."[22]
  • Leaders of Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi[23] and Amarinder Singh condemned the attack and offered condolences for the families of victims.[24]
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka - President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the attack. "Horrified to learn of the Peshawar terrorist attack. Targeting of children is most cowardice. Our thoughts & prayers are with Pakistan." Rajapaksa said on his Twitter account.[26]
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom - British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the attack and expressed deep shock at the tragedy. "The news from Pakistan is deeply shocking. It's horrifying that children are being killed simply for going to school." Cameron said on his Twitter account.[27]
  • United Nations United Nations - United Nations representative in Pakistan Timo Pakkala in a statement said it is "appalled by this act of cruelty and brutality. Attacking children and children’s education is a disregard of the most fundamental principles of humanity and we reaffirm our strongest commitment to protecting children’s rights."[28]
  • United States United States - US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson condemned the attack in a statement, saying "The United States strongly condemns senseless and inhumane attacks on innocent students and educators, and stands in solidarity with the people of Pakistan, and all who fight the menace of terrorism." [29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Tuesday's school attack in Peshawar is seen by many as the worst in Pakistan's history of militant violence. Over more than a decade the country has faced many attacks causing deaths that run into three figures, but never before have the attackers mowed ...
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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A deadly, hours-long siege of a school in northwest Pakistan ended Tuesday evening with all the Taliban militants responsible killed, at least 130 people -- most of them children -- dead and a country once again grasping for ...
Voice of America - ‎5 minutes ago‎
ISLAMABAD—. The siege of a school in Pakistan by Taliban militants left at least 130 people dead, most of them students. Islamist militants wearing military uniforms and strapped with explosives attacked the military-run facility in the northwestern city of ...
Wall Street Journal - ‎15 minutes ago‎
The latest on a Taliban attack on a Pakistan school. Plus, does Sony have the legal authority to prevent media companies from publishing hacked emails? Photo: AP. Transcript. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.
Reuters - ‎30 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least 130 people, most of them children, were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen ...
MiamiHerald.com - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Pakistani officials say the siege at a Pakistani school is over, and authorities are sweeping the area. Three Pakistani officials say the operation to clear the Peshawar military-run school has ended. They all spoke on condition of anonymity because they were ...

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gulfnews.com - ‎7 minutes ago‎
Tweeps urge people in Peshawar to come forth and donate blood to those injured in the Army school attack. Blogger, writer and youth activist, Naeem Khan was at Combined Military Hospital Peshawar where a majority of the casualities were admitted.

From Pakistan

Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
ISLAMABAD – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday condemned the militants attack in Peshawar Army Public School and billed as 'horrifying'. “The news from Pakistan is deeply shocking. It's horrifying that children are being killed simply for ...
Daily Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
RAWALPINDI - Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa along with the Peshawar Corps Commander took aerial view of the school in Peshawar which was attacked by terrorists on Tuesday. According to ISPR here, ...
Business Recorder - ‎14 minutes ago‎
image WASHINGTON :US President Barack Obama condemned the deadly Taliban raid on Peshawar school Tuesday and promised that America would stand by the country in its struggle against violent extremism. "By targeting students and teachers in this ...

Live Updating

Firstpost - ‎13 minutes ago‎
After almost seven hours, the Pakistan Army ended its operation in the Army School of Peshawar, reports say. Pakistan Army took control over the Army School after they gunned down the last terrorist. The gunbattle between the Army and the militants lasted ...
The Independent - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than 130 pupils and teachers have been killed by Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers at an army-run school in Pakistan. (Please wait while the live blog loads). Read more: At least 120 dead in Taliban school attack · Malala: 'Cowardly Taliban will ...
Hamilton Spectator - ‎21 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani Taliban militants stormed an army-run school Tuesday, killing at least 130 people, including scores of children, many of whom were shot in the head. Hundreds of teachers and students were held hostage during an hours-long ...
Hamilton Spectator - ‎49 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in years. The overwhelming majority of the victims were ...

Opinion

Jerusalem Post - ‎39 minutes ago‎
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Pakistani army operation to rescue students trapped inside a military-run school in the city of Peshawar ended after a nine hour battle with a group of Taliban insurgents, a military source said. "The operation is complete," said the ...

http://twitchy.com/2014/12/16/rip-humanity-terror-attack-at-school-in-pakistan-kills-100-children-peshawarattack-photos/

‘RIP Humanity': Terror attack at school in Pakistan kills 100+ children [photos]; Update: Attack over, report that all 9 Taliban terrorists killed, death toll rises to 135

This is just awful. Alleged Taliban terrorists attacked at military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan Tuesday morning with early reports suggesting more than 100 children have been killed. Even worse, the attack is still ongoing with an unknown number of hostages and terrorists still inside the school:
: death toll has been raised to 135 killed and 114 injured http://ind.pn/1zrtKH1 
  1. jihad troll: Matthew Battle  Kira Des • 3 hours ago
    Who do you think has killed more people, the US Govt or radical islamic groups like the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, or ISIS?
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    Elizabeth  Matthew Battle • 3 hours ago
    Typical left wing deflection. You people are scum.
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    Going from his posts, I'd say he's using an online translator. He's not a leftist he's a jihadi troll. They are magnitudes worse than a leftist troll.

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