This is starting out to be a very bad year. Mass terror attacks seem to be a regular deadly occurrence. An issue of gun control? Hardly. It’s an issue of ideology control.
Fox News reports the Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack by multiple gunmen that killed at least 20 people at a university in northwestern Pakistan Wednesday morning.
In addition to the victims, Pakistan police said that four attackers had been killed at Bacha Khan University in the town of Charsadda, located 21 miles outside the city of Peshawar.
The militants, wielding AK-47s, used the cover of thick, wintry fog to scale the campus walls. They then went into university buildings and began to open fire on teachers and students in classrooms.
Explosions were heard inside and Pakistani TV stations aired images of heavily armed security personnel entering the compounds as female students ran for their lives.
One student told TV reporters: “We saw three terrorists shouting, ‘Allah is great!’ and rushing towards the stairs of our department. One student jumped out of the classroom through the window. We never saw him get up.”
According to the Daily Mail, A security official said the death toll could rise to as high as 40 as army commandos cleared out student hostels and classrooms.
Many were apparently shot in the head execution-style as militants armed with AK-47 machine guns stalked the premises.
Victims included students, guards, policemen and at least one teacher, who was hailed a hero after firing back at the attackers to protect his students.
How long will it be until we see this within our own borders? I shudder to think…
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]