Man behind Pakistani campus massacre threatens more school attacks

The Taliban commander behind this week's massacre of students at a Pakistani university threatened more attacks on schools Friday, calling them nurseries of “non-believers.”

“We will, God willing, continue attacks on schools, colleges and universities because these are the places which produce people who become part of un-Islamic democratic system,” Umer Mansour said in a video.

The 10-minute video went viral on social media in Pakistan, two days after terrorists stormed the campus of Bacha Khan University and killed 21 people in the north-western town of Charsadda.

The same group was behind the massacre of 136 children at a army-run school in the nearby city of Peshawar in December 2014.

Pakistani officials said Mansour’s Geedar group operates from the Afghan province of Nangarhar, and requested Kabul’s help to hunt it down.

Mansour was surrounded by at least five heavily armed bodyguards in the video and spoke in Pashto.

Last update: Fri, 22/01/2016 - 11:15

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