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Its a kind of a message that we can also kill your children, said Pakistani analyst Zahid Hussain. In a statement to reporters, Taliban spokesman Mohammed Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retribution for the militarys operation in nearby North Waziristan, the northwestern tribal region where the groups fighters largely have been based. We targeted their kids so that they could know how it feels when they hit our kids, Khurasani said. He said the attackers were advised not to target underage children but did not elaborate on what that meant. In its offensive, the military said it would go after all militant groups operating in the region. Security officials and civilians feared retribution by militants, but Pakistan has been relatively calm.
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Taliban kills 141 at Pakistan school

Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

Analysts said the militants likely targeted the school because of its military connections. “It’s a kind of a message that ‘we can also kill your children,'” said Pakistani analyst Zahid Hussain. In a statement to reporters, Taliban spokesman Mohammed Khurasani claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was retribution for the military’s operation in nearby North Waziristan, the northwestern tribal region where the group’s fighters largely have been based. “We targeted their kids so that they could know how it feels when they hit our kids,” Khurasani said. He said the attackers were advised not to target “underage” children but did not elaborate on what that meant. In its offensive, the military said it would go after all militant groups operating in the region. Security officials and civilians feared retribution by militants, but Pakistan has been relatively calm.
Source: Taliban assault on Pakistan school leaves 141 dead – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

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