More from the Religion Of Peace. ‘Our classmates were shot in front of us… bullets flying past my head’: Terrified boy, 10, reveals horror of Pakistan school massacre as Taliban fighters slaughter more than 100 children.
A 10-year-old boy caught up in the Peshawar school massacre that saw over 120 killed has spoken of his dramatic escape from Taliban gunmen as bullets whizzed past his head – having seen two of his classmates shot dead in front of him.
Nine Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, in the worst ever militant attack to hit the troubled region.
Irfan Shah told how he was sitting in his class at 10:30 when he heard the sound of firing outside. It came amid unconfirmed reports that terrorists cut the throats of one child and a teacher.
Shah told MailOnline: ‘It was our social studies period. Our teacher first told us that some kind of drill was going on and that we do not need to worry. It was very intense firing. Then the sound came closer. Then we heard cries. One of our friends open the window of the class.
‘He started weeping as there were several school fellows lying on the ground outside the class.
‘Everybody was in panic. Two of our class fellows ran outside class in panic. They were shot in front of us.’
He said that the teacher asked the children, part of a class of 33, to run towards the back gate of the school.
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