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Pakistan university attackers vow to target schools in new video

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MORE ATTACKS? This still image taken from a video released by a faction within the Pakistani Taliban on January 22, 2016 shows their leader Khalifa Umar Mansoor (C) with militants delivering a statement from an undisclosed location. Photo by AFP
Khalifa Umar Mansoor, whose faction claimed responsibility for the attack on Bacha Khan University, says they will continue to attack schools across Pakistan as these are the ‘foundations that produce apostates’

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (Jan. 22, 2016) — The Taliban faction behind a massacre at a university in northwest Pakistan this week issued a video message Friday, January 22, vowing to target schools Continue reading Pakistan university attackers vow to target schools in new video

Pakistan mourns university massacre victims

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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.

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