Terrorists wanted to kill as many people as possible: Pak DG

Updated: Jan 25, 2015, 09:33 IST | Agencies |

DG Asim Bajwa stated in a press briefing that the terrorists who attacked a school in Peshawar, had ‘no intention’ of taking hostages and wanted ‘to kill as many as possible’

Peshawar: The terrorists who attacked a school in Peshawar, had ‘no intention’ of taking hostages, rather they wished to kill as many people as possible. This was said by DG ISPR Asim Bajwa during a media briefing in Peshawar last night.

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DG ISPR Asim Bajwa
DG ISPR Asim Bajwa

Bajwa described an assault that seemed designed purely to terrorise the children rather than take anyone hostage to further the militant group's aims.

“Their sole purpose, it seems, was to kill those innocent kids. That's what they did,” he said.

He briefed the media with details about the attack carried out by terrorists on a Peshawar school and said that 141 people were killed in the atrocity.

The dead included 132 children and 9 staff members of the school.

The DG ISPR said that 1,099 children were registered at the school and that 960 people were rescued from the location.

“They started shooting the moment they entered the school premises,” he said.

“No one could have imagined that terrorists would have targeted innocent children like this,” Bajwa said.

He said that all seven dead terrorists had suicide jackets on them.

“Forget about being Muslims, these terrorists are not even human,” he said.

The DG ISPR said that the operation against the militants would continue and would not stop until every one of them were finished.

(courtesy Dawn.com)

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