132 Children Massacred in Taliban Attack on Pakistan School
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, Laura Ingraham reacted to an assault led by the Taliban on a Pakistan military-run school on Tuesday, which she called "evil."
The attack has left at least 130 people dead, mostly children and teenagers, officials say, in the worst attack to hit Pakistan in years.
"If we don't know now with whom we're dealing, then I don't know when we are going to know it," Ingraham said.
"They don't care," she said of the Taliban. "It is annihilation of any apostate and their goal is to subjugate and to intimidate anyone from acting and responding."
She said this should be very sobering for all Americans, especially since President Obama has allowed the U.S. military to grow weaker and weaker.
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The horrific attack, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, also sent dozens of wounded flooding into local hospitals as terrified parents searched for their children.
Police official Abdullah Khan told the AFP that a combat operation launched against the militants is over and security personnel are currently clearing out the school.
But a provincial official told Reuters that an unspecified number of children are still being held hostage in the school.
Pervez Khattak, the chief minister of the province where the attack happened, said scores of those killed were mostly "children" but hospital officials earlier said at least one of the fatalities was a teacher. A security official was also listed among the dead. Khattak said fighting is still unfolding at the school.
A local hospital official told Reuters that the dead and wounded it had seen were between the ages of 10 and 20 years old.
The attack began in the morning hours, with about half a dozen gunmen entering the school — and shooting at random, said police officer Javed Khan. Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and started exchanging fire with the gunmen, he said. Students wearing their green school uniforms could be seen on Pakistani television, fleeing the area.
Outside the school, two loud booms were heard coming from the scene in the early afternoon, as Pakistani troops battled with the attackers. Armored personnel carriers were deployed around the school grounds
Pakistani television showed soldiers surrounding the area and pushing people back. Ambulances streamed from the area to local hospitals.
It was not clear how many students and staff remained inside the facility. A student who escaped and a police official on the scene earlier said that at one point, about 200 students were being held hostage. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to media.