Seven armed men dressed in military camouflage entered an army-run school in Peshawar, went from class to class, telling kids to say their prayers before shooting them at point-blank range, beheading some, and burning a teacher alive. The massacre left 148 people dead, including 132 children.
VICE The attack on Army Public School on Warsak Road yesterday was the most gruesome militant assault in Pakistan’s history.
Later that afternoon, Mohammad Omar Khorasani, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, formally known as Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP), took credit for the attack. He said it was revenge for an army offensive that began in June in the North Waziristan tribal area, a former Taliban stronghold.
Photos of some of the dead Taliban terrorists:
“They came with the intention of taking no hostages,” General Asim Bajwa, a spokesman for the Pakistani military, told reporters after the attack. Bajwa said the Taliban’s only motive was “to kill the children.”