Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar
Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

The attack began in the morning hours, with about half a dozen gunmen entering the school – and shooting at random, said police officer Javed Khan. Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and started exchanging fire with the gunmen, he said. Students wearing their green school uniforms could be seen on Pakistani television, fleeing the area.[1]  attack began 

Type:Suicide bombing,spree killing, hostage-taking, school shooting
Date:16 December 2014
Time:10:30 PST – 19:56 PST
Location: The Army Public School, Warsak Road, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Defenders :Special Services Group
Perpetrators :Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan
Non-Fatal Injuries:114
Death:148 (including 7 attackers)
School Children Martyrs: 132
Motive:Retaliation Against Operation Zarb-e-Azb
Target : Students and school staff
Attentively Listening:Lecture
Gathered in the Large Auditorium:18-Year-Old Yasir Iqbal
Entered:Half a Dozen Gunmen
Attack Began:In The Morning
Khaula as a :Flower
Youngest Student Name::Khaula Bibi

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16 December 2014

When the nightmare unfolded, teachers and students of the Army Public School Peshawar had just returned to their classes after recess. Some students, including 18-year-old Yasir Iqbal, gathered in the large auditorium and were attentively listening to a lecture.

Others sat at their desks, eyes on the clock instead of the blackboard, silently urging for the hands to move faster for the day to end so they could go home. In grade one, it was six-year-old Khaula’s first day of school. She was overjoyed that she had finally joined her siblings instead of staying home. It would be her only day at school.

Khaulas First Day of School

Khaula’s would become one of the 144 names—most of them children’s—on a long list created by a group of murderers that day at the school. The incomprehensibly high body count combined with the vulnerability of the victims make it the most horrific attack in Pakistan’s history.

And while this number, 144, is a story unto itself, the 144 stories within it have to be told.

Eighth-Grader Uzair Ali

Eighth-grader Uzair Ali saw the attackers and leapt to shield his friends by lying on top of them. He was killed; shot 13 times, but he managed to save his companions. Fourteen-year-old Fahad Hussain opened a door so his friends could run out. He stayed by the door making sure everyone was evacuated. He was gunned down while doing so.

Below are 144 accounts, of courage and sadness of children, women and men whose absence will be forever painful, always remembered.[2] Khaula’s First Day of School 

Under the Age of 13

Under 13 Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Khaula Bibi 
  2. Shahzad Ijaz
  3. Shahzeb 
  4. Ziaullah Islam 

Age of 13

Age of 13 Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Ahmed Ali Shah
  2. Azaan Toraylay 
  3. Fahid Hussain 
  4. Gul Sher 
  5. Hamid Ali Khan 
  6. Hammad Malik 
  7. Muhammad Azhar Naseer 
  8. Rizwan Sareer 
  9. Wahab ud Din 
  10. Wasif Ali Khattak 
  11. Yasirullah 

Age of 14

Age of 14 Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Abdullah Ghani Awan 
  2. Adil Shahzad 
  3. Ailian Fozan 
  4. Ammar Iqbal 
  5. Arham Khan
  6. Atif ur Rehman
  7. Awais Ahmed 
  8. Awais Nasir 
  9. Baqir Ali 
  10. Fahad Hussain 
  11. Fazal Raheem 
  12. Muhammad Furqan Haider
  13. Hamayun Iqbal 
  14. Hamid Saif 
  15. Hamza Kamran 
  16. Haris Nawaz 
  17. Hasnain Sharif 
  18. Khushnood Zeb 
  19. Muhammad Abdullah Zafar 
  20. Muhammad Ghasaan Khan 
  21. Muhammad Haris Khan
  22. Muhammad Salman 
  23. Muhammad Tayyab Fawad 
  24. Nangyal Tariq 
  25. Muhammad Shaheer Khan
  26. Sahibzada Omer Khan 
  27. Saif Ullah Durrani
  28. Shahood Alam 
  29. Sher Nawaz 
  30. Syed Mujahid Hussain Shah 
  31. Ali Abbas 
  32. Sohail Aslam 
  33. Syed Husnain Shah 
  34. Tanveer Hussain 
  35. Uzair Ahmad 
  36. Mohammad Uzair Ali  
  37. Umair Arshad 

Age of 15

Age of 15 Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Abrar HussainAhmad Elahi 
  2. Ahmad Mujtaba 
  3. Asad Aziz 
  4. Asfand Khan 
  5. Bahram Ahmad Khan 
  6. Basit Ali Sardar 
  7. Farhan Jalal 
  8. Muhammad Waqar 
  9. Haider Amin 
  10. Hayatullah Sikandar 
  11. Mohammad Ali Rehman 
  12. Mohammad Ammar Khan 
  13. Muhammad Mohsin Murtaza 
  14. Muhammad Shafqat 
  15. Muhammad Tahir 
  16. Muhammad Uzair Khan 
  17. Mouzzam Zulfiqar 
  18. Mohammad Yaseen 
  19. Noor Ullah Durrani 
  20. Osama Zafar 
  21. Rafique Raza Bangash 
  22. Saad Ur Rehman 
  23. Shahbaz Ali 
  24. Shamowail Tariq 
  25. Shayan Nasir 
  26. Syed Afaq Ahmed 
  27. Maheer Rizwan 
  28. Mobeen Aslam 
  29. Mohammad Ali 
  30. Usama Bin Tariq 
  31. Zeeshan Ali 
  32. Zeeshan Shafique 

Age of 16

Age of 16 Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Adnan Hussain 
  2. Hassan Zeb 
  3. Huzaifa Aftab 
  4. Malik Taimoor
  5. Malik Usama Tahir Awan 
  6. Mubeen Afridi 
  7. Muzamil Umer Sadiq 
  8. Muhammad Umar Hayat 
  9. Nadeem Hussain 
  10. Shah Fahad 
  11. Sher Shah 
  12. Sohail Sadar 
  13. Syed Abdullah Shah 
  14. Syed Zulqarnain 
  15. Usman Sadiq 
  16. Zargham Mazhar
  17. Zeeshan Ahmed 

Age of 17 to 20

Age of 17 to 20 Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Bilal Arshad 
  2. Muhammad Sahiban Durrani 
  3. Aimal Khan 
  4. Ibrar Zahid 
  5. Imran Ali 
  6. Ishaq Amin 
  7. Muhammad Imran 
  8. Muhammad Zeeshan Afridi 
  9. Shafique ur Rehman 
  10. Yasir Iqbal
  11. Maher Ali Azam 
  12. Muhammad Daud 
  13. Saqib Ghani 
  14. Zain Iqbal
  15. Abdul Azam Afridi 
  16. Waseem Iqbal 

Age of Over 20

Age of Over 20 Young Martyrs of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Muhammad Sami (peon)
  2. Ehsanullah (driver)
  3. Hafsa Khush (teacher)
  4. Muhammad Hussain (gardener)
  5. Sadia Gul Khattak (teacher)
  6. Mudassar Khan (lab assistant)
  7. Hajra Sharif (teacher)
  8. Benish Umer (teacher)
  9. Muhammad Bilal (guard)
  10. Sahar Afshan (teacher)
  11. Farhat Bibi (teacher)
  12. Saima Zareen (teacher)
  13. Akbar Zaman (head clerk)
  14. Zahir Shah (gardener)
  15. Mohammad Shafiq (clerk)
  16. Nawab Ali (teacher)
  17. Sajjad Ali (superintendent)
  18. Shahnaz Naeem (teacher)
  19. Sofia Hijab (teacher)
  20. Pervaiz Akhter (lab assistant)
  21. Muhammad Saeed (teacher)
  22. Tahira Qazi (principal)


Survivors of APSACS Peshawar

  1. Altaf Hussain 
  2. Ahmed Jan 
  3. Amir Amin 
  4. Kashan Zaheer 
  5. Maaz Irfan 
  6. Malik Hassan Awan 
  7. Murtajiz Raza Bangash 
  8. Obaid Sajjid  
  9. Syed Ahsan Ali