Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday that suicide bombers were
trained in the religious school being bombed days ago, which had killed 80
people, local private Geo TV reported.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of a motorway in Lahore, he said madrassa
in Bajur had been under observation for one year.
Pakistani opposition groups has said that those killed in the Islamic school
were young students. They also said that the attack was carried out by the
United States forces, not Pakistani forces.
President Musharraf said that the ages of those killed varied from 25 to 35
years old and that the training film of the militants was viewed by him just
five minutes before the operation took place.
He accused head of the bombed madrassa Maulana Liaqat for training suicide
bombers and said that terrorism and fundamentalism will be removed from the
society with iron hand.
Pakistan security forces on Oct.30 bombed a religious seminary in the
country's northwestern Bajur tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing 80