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These Pakistani Taliban terrorists massacred 133 students in the Peshawar school attack

Taliban released photos of the terrorists who carried out the dastardly attack on Peshawar's army-run school killing several students and teachers.

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Updated:December 17, 2014, 7:25 PM IST
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These Pakistani Taliban terrorists massacred 133 students in the Peshawar school attack
Taliban released photos of the terrorists who carried out the dastardly attack on Peshawar's army-run school killing several students and teachers.

Islamabad: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on Wednesday released photos of the terrorists who carried out the dastardly attack on Peshawar's Army Public School and College killing several students and teachers. The photos shows the terrorists holding automatic assault rifles and rocket launchers.

The attack claimed the life of 133 students and nine school staff. Soon after the attack on the school at Warsak Road in Peshawar, the capital and largest city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had issued a statement claiming responsibility for the attack.

Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Khurasani had justified Tuesday's attack as a revenge for the Pakistani Army action against the terror group in the restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan. He accused the Pakistan Army of killing innocent children and families of Taliban fighters.

After releasing the pictures of the terrorists on Wednesday, he vowed more attacks and warned civilians to detach themselves from all military institutions.

Most of the students at the school were shot in the head from point blank range by the ruthless Taliban suicide attackers, in one of the most gruesome terror attacks in recent years.

Quoting students, Dawn reported that the attackers scaled the boundary wall from the adjacent graveyard and started firing while moving towards the classrooms and auditorium.

"Most of the students have received bullets in the head," Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani said, giving out chilling account of the attack.

The parents, who usually wait outside the school to pick their children at the closing time, were seen crying outside hospitals.

Besides the parents and relatives, the people visiting the hospitals were also seen mourning on seeing the bodies and injured students in their blood-stained school uniform.

"I saw 17 bodies at the CMH (Combined Military Hospital) and all of them had received bullets in the head," said an eyewitness. He said that some of the bodies were mutilated.

Mohammad Zeeshan, a student of grade-7, told Dawn that he and many others were getting first aid training in the school hall when they heard the gunfire.

"Our trainer told us to lie down on the floor," he said, adding that in the meantime the terrorists entered the hall. Zeeshan said the terrorists started shooting the students in their heads at a close range.

"They killed our class-fellows and then left us in the main hall. I received a bullet in my foot," he said. Another injured student said that terrorists were firing on the students in classrooms.

"They also killed one of our teachers," he said.

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