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Anger against Taliban mounts after Pakistan school attack

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:20

Anger against the Taliban escalates across Pakistan as details of a massacre at an army-run school emerge. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Outrage escalates across Pakistan as fresh details emerge about the Taliban's attack on a military-run school -- which left 148 people dead, mostly children. The hardline Islamist militants say the massacre was revenge for a military operation that harmed their own families. Outside Islamabad's Red Mosque -- which is widely perceived to be sympathetic towards the Taliban -- residents expressed their anger. (SOUNDBITE) ( English) LOCAL HOUSEWIFE, FARAH MANSOOR, SAYING: "I am here to protest and condemn the Taliban with the strongest feelings; that I hate Taliban, and I want them to get out of my country." Human Rights Activist, Jibran Nasir, accused all political parties of protecting the Taliban. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST, JIBRAN NASIR, SAYING: "...make the faces of these bloody people public, declare them as killers, make them afraid of their own bloody shadows that the entire street should know that ' you are the killer of our children.' Stop putting them in hiding, and stop protecting these people." On Thursday, amid mounting public pressure to crackdown on the Taliban... Pakistan's army said it had signed death warrants for six "hard core terrorists". It was unclear whether the men were being linked to the school attack -- and if they were in custody.

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Anger against Taliban mounts after Pakistan school attack

Friday, December 19, 2014 - 01:20