The Pakistan Taliban took credit for a hideous attack Tuesday on a school in Peshawar that killed at least 141 people, mostly children.

The attack, which was carried out by seven suicide-vest wearing gunmen, took place at a school that, The Guardian reports, “is attended almost exclusively by the children of army personnel.”

That’s no accident, according to the group claiming responsibility. Again, from The Guardian:

The Pakistan Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in revenge for a ferocious army offensive – named Zarb-e-Azb – that has been underway in tribal areas since June.

“We selected the army’s school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females,” said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani. “We want them to feel the pain.”

You kill our children, so we kill yours, more or less.

The Pakistani military has already launched airstrikes in retaliation for the school massacre.

It’s an eye for an eye for an eye, and innocent children are dying.

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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