As they buried their children Wednesday, the families spoke of their dreams. One boy had just gotten high marks on his midterm and hoped to become a pilot. A 13-year-old wanted to become a doctor. Another kid just loved playing video games with his cousins.
The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway Wednesday.
A teenage survivor of Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a Pakistan school described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill.
By Nash B. Maulana
Farmers of Sitio (sub-village) Masalay in the village of Salman here, who were traumatized and displaced after the massacre of 58 people five years ago, are inching their way back to normal life by planting corn and vegetables.
A 34-year-old woman lived long enough to narrate the horror she and four other victims of a massacre here went through at the hands of motorcycle-riding assailants.