In what is truly an inhumane incident, over 140 people, many of them children, have lost their lives in a shooting that took place in Peshawar, Pakistan. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this indescribable event.
Here is more about this incident from theatlantic.com;
A group of Taliban gunmen attacked a school in Northern Pakistan on Tuesday,killing at least 145 people, most of them students under the age of 15. More than 180 others were injured. Police say the siege, which lasted about eight hours, is now over, with all of the terrorists dead. Other officials said four of the attackersblew themselves up in suicide attacks, though there may have been as many as nine attackers.
The Army Public School is a military-run primary school for the children of army members in Peshawar, in the northern part of the country, near the border with Afghanistan. Pakistani Taliban sources claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retaliation for an ongoing government offensive against them in the region of North Waziristan.
Witnesses says as many as six men scaled the fence of the school and began opening fire on students. Many students were reportedly killed by a suicide bomb in the school courtyard. The attackers then went room to room, shooting indiscriminately at children and teachers.
One witness told the BBC, "We ducked under the tables and chairs, but they shot at our heads and legs. The kept firing and coming further inside the room, but we did not move because they shot at anyone who moved."
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