Bengaluru, Dec 17: The attack on a army-run school in Peshawar was so ghastly that even some outfits linked to Islamic militancy, including the Afghan Taliban, condemned the act that killed over 140 people, including 132 children.[Peshawar attack: What international media said]
The Afghan Taliban said killing of innocent people, including women and children, is against the laws of Islam and it is applicable to all Islamic organisations and governments. [Taliban derive deranged pleasure in killing children]
In fact, Hafiz Saeed, leader of Jamaat-ud-Dawa who is blamed for the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai that killed over 160 people, also condemned Tuesday's bloodbath saying it was carried out by the enemies of Islam, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
According to the report, Hafeez called the act as open terrorism and said barbarians were operating in the name of jihad.
The Pakistani Taliban sent the suicide assassins to avenge the military operation in Waziristan, one of their spokesperson said. They said the school was targetted for many students there were children of military personnel.