In a massive terrorist attack on an army school in Peshawar, more than 100 people died, in which majority are children, according to an unofficial report. A Pakistani Minster has said that 84 people dead in a Taliban attack on a school in northwestern city of Peshawar.
The other reports say that Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 20 students and a soldier.
Reports said that the attack began when the Taliban gunmen rushed into the school with guns and started shooting at the children randomly, which led to the death of more number of students. Javed Khan, an army officer said that the army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and exchanged the fire with the gunmen.
The Taliban statement said: “We targeted the school because army targets our families. We want them to feel our pain.”
A statement released by the Pakistan military said that a rescue operation is underway and most of the students and the staff of the school have been evacuated. The school is located at the edge of a military cantonment in Peshawar, but the bulk of the students are civilian.
Abdullah Jamal, one of the eye victims, who was shot into his leg said that nobody know what was going on in the first few seconds.
“Then I saw children falling down crying and screaming. I also fell down. I learned later that I have got a bullet,” he said, speaking from his hospital bed.
“All the children had bullet wounds. All the children were bleeding,” Jamal added.
Pakistan spokesman Mohammed Khurasani claimed the responsibility for the attack in a phone call conversation to media. He said six suicide bombers carried out the attack in the operation.
Pakistan had been the target for Talibans since many years, but there has been lull for the past few days.