Around 120 students died in an attack on an Army school in Peshawar, Pakistan. However, the number of casualties may increase in the next few hours.
Ten militants stepped inside the military-run school at the time of noon. They burnt a car parked on the site and moved towards the administration block of the school.
Shortly after the news, the Pakistan military declared emergency in Peshawar. The Army sent off troops of security forces to evacuate the school and to divert the traffic of Warsak Road.
Additionally, the higher officials sent military helicopters to analyze the exact situation of the school. A commando force reached the site in order to protect the civilians.
Pakistan military informed that majority of the students and teachers escaped successfully. Unfortunately, a group of students and teachers were hostage by the militants.
As per the latest press release of DG ISPR, now the terrorists are just restricted to the last blocks of the school. Military is trying to speed up the search and clearance operation.
Pervaiz Khattak, the Chief Minister of KPK reported that 126 people were brutally killed in the recent attack. Among the 126 people 122 were the young students and administration of the school.
Moreover, he informed that assailant utilized the uniform of FCC personnel to get into the school. Three of the militants were killed in the rescue operations and one of them died from his suicide vest.
Thus far, 23 died bodies are shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital, whereas more than 100 bodies are in the combined Military Hospital. The health authorities have announced Emergency in the entire private and government hospital of Peshawar. Doctors and other health workers notify that they urgently need blood in the Lady Reading Hospital.
Nawaz Sharif, the Prime Minister of Pakistan left for Peshawar to personally control the rescue and clearance operation. He said that it is impossible for him to sit in Islamabad in such a distressing condition.
On the other hand, a representative of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan took the responsibility of the attack. He said that they merely wanted to kill the older students.
The incident will provide another chance to International Media to question the teachings of Islam. They will certainly raise a question whether Muslims are terrorists or not? Are they responsible for the violence of the world?
However, they are unaware that even the word Islam drives from an Arabic word slim which means peace. So how can it be a religion that supports violence and terrorism?
It strongly condemns the act of violence and does not allow it in any situation. Even our prophet prohibited soldiers from killing women and children. Once he said that
Whoever has killed a person having a treaty with the Muslims shall not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its fragrance is found for a span of forty years.
 Narrated in Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #3166, and Ibn Majah, #2686.