4 years on – the horror of the Peshawar school attack revisited

peshawar school attack

What was the Peshawar school attack?

Pakistan school attack was one of the biggest Taliban attacks on an Army Public School in the north-west of Pakistan that costed 145 lives, including 132 innocent students, 10 teachers, and 3 army personnel.

This attack was also described as a “massacre of the innocents”, the incident happened when 7 terrorists who were wearing an army dress and suicide west entered the school and opened fire, killing many of the young victims at point-blank range and detonating bombs around the school.

Who was responsible?

Umar Naray, a Pakistani Taliban commander based in Afghanistan, is assumed to be the mastermind of the attack on an army school in Peshawar.

Eyewitness accounts on Peshawar attack

1. Hammad Ahmed said: Only I survived: “We rushed inside the classroom, our teacher closed the door, she was trying to lock it when the terrorists kicked on the door and forced it open. All 10 of my classmates and our teacher died, only I survived.”

2. Another student told: “One of my teachers was crying, she was shot in the hand and she was crying in pain. One terrorist then walked up to her and started shooting her until she stopped making any sound. All around me my friends were lying injured and dead.”

3. Whoever moved got shot at: “As soon as we hid under tables, they fired bullets at our legs and our heads and then they burned our madam. They burned our madam. The firing continued but we didn’t move because whoever moved got shot at.”

Four years on, has anything changed in Pakistan?

Whole nation mourned on the massacre of innocents but despite the big promises made by government authorities nothing much has been done to avoid any suck instance again.   
The whole country is still in the dilemma of good terrorism and bad terrorism, the truth is, no terrorism is good terrorism.
While the convicts got death sentences, there are still many terrorist groups working silently within the country who can backfire anytime.