It’s every parent’s nightmare, anywhere. The number of dead and wounded has grown well past 100 the exact number is still not known precisely. But we already know this was one of the deadliest attacks ever carried out by the Pakistani Taliban, who’s claiming responsibility for the assault. Many parents in Peshawar are still wondering if their children are okay. But there’s one good story if you can call it that. The story of a girl who was at theschool at the time of the attack, and survived. The story comes fromShireen Khalid Wadud,a friend of the girl’s family. The BBC believes the story to be accurate.
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When they reached an auditorium where students had gathered for an event, they opened fire. A 14-year-old, Mehran Khan, said about 400 students were in the hall when the gunmen broke through the doors and started shooting. They shot one of the teachers in the head and then set her on fire and shouted “God is great!” as she screamed, added Khan, who survived by playing dead. From there, they went to classrooms and other parts of the school. “Their sole purpose, it seems, was to kill those innocent kids. That’s what they did,” Bajwa said. Of the 141 people slain before government troops ended the assault eight hours later, 132 were children and nine were staff members. Another 121 students and three staff members were wounded.
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to step up the campaign that along with U.S. drone strikes has targeted the militants. “The fight will continue. No one should have any doubt about it,” Sharif said. “We will take account of each and every drop of our children’s blood.” Taliban fighters have struggled to maintain their potency in the face of the military operation. They vowed a wave of violence in response to the operation, but until Tuesday, there has only been one major attack by a splinter group near the Pakistan-India border in November. Analysts said the school siege showed that even diminished, the militant group still could inflict horrific carnage. Taliban Attack On Pakistan School Leaves 141 Dead Play video The rampage at the Army Public School and College began in the morning when seven militants scaled a back wall using a ladder, said Maj.
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