Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Taliban attacks school bus, killing four children and wounding 15

From Reuters:
A Pakistan schoolbus filled with children has been attacked by a rocket-propelled grenade and assault rifle fire. Four children and the driver died in the assault, which took place in Peshawar and was admitted by the Taliban. Eighteen others, 15 of them children, were wounded...

At Peshawar’s Lady Reading Hospital, children, their uniforms soaked in blood, lay in beds with shrapnel and bullet wounds from the bus attack, which happened yesterday.

“We were in the van, going home like every day. Suddenly I heard an explosion and gunfire,”said eight-year-old Sabir...