Pakistani warplanes attacked a number of sites in the Orakzai Agency today, including a mosque, a school, and a religious seminary, killing 61. Security officials initially labeled all 61 “suspected militants,” though locals later conceded that a great many of them were actually innocent civilians.
The bulk of the casualties came when planes bombed Tableeghi Markaz, a seminary belonging to the pacifist missionary group Tableeghi Jamaat (Society for Spreading Faith). Pakistani officials say they had reports that Taliban commanders may have been at or near the seminary at the time of the attack, though they have yet to confirm if anyone other than the scores of civilians inside were actually killed.
Some 48 people were killed in the Markaz, and dozens wounded. The number may yet rise further as the seminary was said to be packed at the time of the attack. The two other strikes hit a mosque and a school which officials also believed were “Taliban hideouts,” killing 13 others.
Pakistan has vowed an offensive against Orakzai for weeks after its invasion of neighboring South Waziristan failed for net any Taliban leaders and officials speculated they had all moved to Orakzai. So far they have not killed or captured any major leaders in Orakzai, either, though as today’s bombings demonstrate the offensive is certainly causing havoc for the residents of the region.
7 thoughts on “61 Killed as Pakistan Bombs Schools, Mosque”
Just curious concerning the source of this report. Does this come from the US government, a news agency? Frightening if it is true. How long will Pakistanis tolerate a gov't that is killing them? Again, if this IS true.
For the last bunch of murderers and thieves and for this bunch too it seems, killing Muslims is good sport.
It's quite odd though how it's O.K. to slaughter Muslims… As in drop a two thousand pound bomb on an apartment building to get only ONE of the occupants, while killing entire families in what would in the U.S. referred to as collateral damage. The amazing aspect is the blatant corruption that the billions spent by the anti terror axis buy in the way of people killing their own.. Look at this Pak bombing!! They BOMB A SCHOOL..!!!!! Ahhhh Are school children legitimate targets..??? Who IS this Zadari who we thought would replace the tin potted Gen. Musharraf??? He seems to be just another in a long line of sellouts to the murderous empire of the Neocon cabal… Are there NO PATRIOTS in Pakistan…??? Just sellouts to the Israeli/noecon CABAL…?????!!!!!!!!!
Patriots in Pakistan are the resistance fighters fighting invaders and quislings, just like the Patriots did all over Europe against Mr. Adolf.
Pakistan army and govt made a deal with usa and zionist to kill innocent muslims in pakistan.
Pakistan can be summed up in a simple way, the person in charge at the moment, Zardari, is the same person who swindled the country (alongside Bhutto).
Now the people are giving support to these person's completely ignoring what happened in the past!
What does this say about the people?
As it is said, if you have money, you can get anywhere in Pakistan, this is the truth.
Not be surprised , what you expectde from the US barbarian regime (Zardari) in PAK.
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