Originally posted on Quartz:
Seven armed militants attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar on Tuesday. They jumped a wall, and systematically shot at students – children – in classroom after classroom. The current death toll is at 148, but the numbers continue to rise.
A spokesperson for the Pakistani Taliban called in gleefully once the attack had begun. He said it was in response to the military’s continuing operation against militants in North Waziristan. “We selected the army’s school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females,” said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani. “We want them to feel the pain.”
The children’s parents and the military are feeling the pain, so is the nation, and so are other nations, because the assault on people’s collective conscience by the mass murder of children is not confined to institutions or nations.
But no amount of pain caused can mitigate the damage…
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