What You Should Know About The Pakistani Taliban
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for an assault that killed more than 80 children. What motivates attacks like this?By Elizabeth Hagedorn | December 16, 2014
Tuesday marked Pakistan's deadliest militant attack in years.
More than 100 people are dead, including 84 children, at a military-run school in Peshawar. The Pakistani Taliban have claimed responsibility for the mass murder. But who exactly are these militants, and what do they want? (Video via ODN)
The group goes by the name TTP, short for Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. It's an umbrella organization combined of 30 or so different groups, but they all have the same goal: overthrow the Pakistani government and set up an Islamic emirate in the same way their counterparts in Afghanistan did. (Video via Pakistani Taliban, Gulf News)