Tag Archives: extremists

Tears, defiance after Taliban attack on Afghan TV workers

afghan tv channel tolo
AFTER THE ATTACK. Afghan mourners carry the coffin of Saeed Jawad Hossini, 29, who was killed in a suicide attack on a minibus carrying employees of Afghan TV channel TOLO in Kabul on January 21, 2016. Photo by Shah Marai/AFP
The attack comes after the Taliban declared TV stations Tolo and 1TV as legitimate ‘military targets’

KABUL, Afghanistan (Jan. 21, 2016) —Mourners in the Afghan capital held emotionally charged funeral ceremonies Thursday, January 21, for 7 employees of popular TV channel Tolo who were killed in a Taliban suicide bombing, which rights groups denounced as a “war crime”.

Continue reading Tears, defiance after Taliban attack on Afghan TV workers

Pakistan mourns university massacre victims

bacha khan university
Students inspect the room of their fellows who were killed when gunmen attacked Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, Pakistan, 20 January 2016. Bilawal Arbab/EPA
Sharif vows a ‘ruthless’ response to the massacre and orders security forces to hunt down the perpetrators

CHARSADDA, Pakistan (Jan. 21, 2016) — Pakistan observed a day of national mourning Thursday, January 21, for the 21 people killed when heavily armed gunmen stormed a university in the troubled northwest, exposing the failings in a national crackdown on extremism.

Continue reading Pakistan mourns university massacre victims