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250 Pakistani Kids Held Hostage At School

From those defenders of the faith at the AFP:


Troops of the Pakistan army patrol in the troubled area of Matta near Mingora in northwest Pakistan on Monday, Jan, 28, 2008.

Pakistani militants take 250 children hostage at school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – A group of Islamist militants took around 250 children hostage at a school in troubled northwest Pakistan on Monday after a gunbattle with police, the interior minister said.

“About seven terrorists have taken the school children hostage. There about 200 to 250 children,” Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz told AFP.

“The terrorists are demanding safe passage, the provincial government is in negotiations with them. We hope that the matter will be resolved peacefully,” he added.

Local police said the militants had holed up at the school in Domail, a village near the northwestern town of Karak, after they abducted a health worker.

Police gave chase and in the ensuing shoot-out one militant was killed and a policeman was injured, while the medic escaped, police official Shakirullah, who goes by one name, told AFP.

“They have taken the school children hostage, we don’t know how many but we think it is in dozens,” Shakirullah said.

“Officials are on the spot and conducting negotiations.”

Remember, these are the bravos that Cindy Sheehan and the rest of the America-hating left call “freedom fighters.”

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, January 28th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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