Four masked gunmen stormed a Christian school for foreign children in Pakistan this week in the latest example of the country’s rising Islamic militancy. Teachers immediately locked the 150 children, mostly Americans and Europeans, in their classrooms, as the men roamed the school, gunning down everyone they saw. Six Pakistani staff members were killed; no children were hurt. The men fled as soon as a policeman arrived, but they left a note saying, “We will do more in the future to avenge what is being done to Muslims by the infidels all over the world.” The assault was the sixth attack on Western interests in Pakistan since the country joined the U.S. war on terrorism. A bomb blew up outside the U.S. Consulate in Karachi earlier this summer, and this week that consulate was closed down.
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