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Verbatim from source but redacted to spare the family a perhaps too broad and tragic notoriety: “We Remember Army Public School Incident December 16, The pain is endless. Mother of Shaheed ______ (APSACS Student) ______ was the only son of his parents. After his death in APS massacre , his mother used to visit his School for 3 Months and waited for his son to come out till packup time.When all the students left the school she used to cry and shout for his son to come back! Now she has been tied with chains so that she can’t go out to find his martyred son.. Their pain is endless.. May Allah give them patience. Ameeen. She lost her mint. The psychological effects.”

Killed: 144 (minimum as reports vary)
Predominant Age: 12-16.


By Obaid Raza (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

Reference: Peshawar Army School Massacre

BBC News.  “Pakistan School Massacre”.  Multiple entries.

Briggs, Billy.  “Remembering the Peshawar School Massacre.”  Al Jazeera, December 16, 2015.

Wikipedia.  “2014 Peshawar School Massacre”.

BBC News.  “Pakistan Taliban: Peshawar School Attack Leaves 141 Dead.”  December 16, 2014.

NBC News.  “Pakistan School Massacre.”  Multiple entries.

Roberts, Rachel.  “Pakistan: Three years after 140 Died in the Peshawar School Massacre, What Has Changed?”  The Independent, December 16, 2017.

Saifi, Sophia and Greg Botelho.  “In Pakistan School Attack, Taliban Terrorists Kill 145, Mostly Children.”  CNN World, December 17, 2014.

A Select Three Videos

Pakistan’s Black Date appears set in myriad videos — news reports, memorials, reenactments.

What is too little?

What is too much?

And what has one to add to so heinous a crime — some “big men” armed to the teeth creeping through a cemetery to climb over a wall and enter a sanctuary for decent education with the sole purpose of butchering children in their studies?

These are my three select — a day-after news report; a reenactment with a song (English in subtitles); and a children’s memorial: