Saturday, January 30, 2016

Bloody Attack on Bacha Khan University

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Four heavily-armed gunmen stormed the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda, which is located 29km from Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan, randomly spraying bullets on students and staff on the morning of January 20, 2016. The brazen attack killed 21 people and left 50 others injured. 

Pakistani Taliban commander Umar Mansoor, the mastermind of the student massacre in December 2014 at a military-run school in nearby Peshawar – you may read this tragedy of a story at this link – claimed responsibility for the assault.

It yet again raised questions about whether security forces are able to protect the country’s educational institutions from extremists.
On Wednesday, I was at the Scope Toastmasters meeting in Petaling Jaya – at the request of D’Utama Advanced’s Lim Lay Kun – to evaluate her Advanced speech that she was presenting there.

One of Scope's rare evening meetings.


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