Taliban Kill More Than 130 Schoolchildren in Pakistan Attack

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At least 132 children were killed on Tuesday when Taliban militants attacked a school in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban targeted the army-run school because it wanted the government to "feel the pain" in retaliation for an ongoing military offensive. We discuss the attack and its repercussions.


Michael Kugelman, senior associate for South Asia at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Reza Jan, analyst with the Critical Threats Project at the American Enterprise Institute

Mehlaqa Samdani, director of Critical Connections, a nonprofit committed to improve understanding of the Muslim world through analysis and outreach