Even Other Terrorists Denounce Taliban School Attacks In Pakistan

Cenk Uygur (The Young Turks) | —

“”In one of the worst terrorist attacks in Pakistan’s history, militants belonging to the Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday launched a brazen attack on a military-run school in the city of Peshawar. Officials said the eight-hour siege left at least 141 people dead, most of them students.

Tehrik-e-Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly assault, saying the attack was a response to the military’s recent offensive against the militants. “We selected the army’s school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females,” Muhammad Umar Khorasani told reporters. “We want them to feel the pain.”

Tuesday’s attack started around 10 a.m. local time, when gunmen entered the Army Public School and Degree College in Peshawar and opened fire on students and teachers. Security forces quickly rushed to the scene.”* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur breaks it down.”

The Young Turks: “Even Other Terrorists Denounce Taliban School Attacks In Pakistan”

4 Responses

  1. This is a horrendous act of terrorism, and the criminals must pay for the murder of innocent children. If the Pakistani government is unable to control these criminals, they have to appeal to the international community to help. Are they afraid to confront the scumbags?

  2. Ted Remington

    Just wanted to thank you for being a thoughtful articulate voice on Mideast issues. Always appreciate your insight. #untrolling

  3. Its not surprising and needs to be put in context. Leader Hafiz Saeed and JuD (supposedly banned militant LeT’s civil arm) have always been pro-Pak, regardless of whatever inner violent crimes, and protected by the state as militant assets. They’re a terrorist group to India (and perhaps the US, considering their past Al Qaeda support/relations) and show solidarity with the Afghan Taliban (who also disowned the attack, though they have their own hypocritical history)…while not in direct conflict with TTP, they’re on different sides.

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