Militants Slaughter University Students in Pakistan

January 21, 2016 | Brainwave Science

Militants Slaughter University Students in Pakistan
January 21, 2016 | Brainwave Science

SITUATION
The Pakistan Taliban raided a university northwest Pakistan Wednesday, timing their attack to a ceremony at the school to ensure maximum casualties. They slaughtered at least 19 people, authorities said. At the poetry recital where 600 people attended, the attackers threw grenades, pushed their way onto campus and opened fire indiscriminately, army spokesman Lt. Gen. Asim Bajwa said. Naseer, a 23-year old student said he counted more than 50 bodies and saw gunmen shooting male and female students “without discrimination.” “They were directly shooting at the heads of the students.”
Bacha Khan University in Charsadda is in Peshawar, less than 40 kilometres (25 miles) from where the same group slayed 145 people, including 132 children in a school attack in December 2014. The Telgraph reports, “Malala Yusufzai, a champion of girls’ education who became the youngest Nobel laureate, was shot in the head in a failed assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen in 2012 in the same province.”
CHALLENGE
According to Pakistan’s minister of state education, Muhammad Baligh Ur Rehman, the attack wasn’t completely unexpected. Security was heighted due to intelligence of a potential attack in tribal areas; however, the intelligence was inadequate since no formal threat was issued nor an evacuation warning. The techniques and methods used by counterterrorism units and intelligence agencies are outdated and lacking as it is unable to gather critical intelligence that effectively delivers accurate risk assessment. Brain Fingerprinting is designed in such a way that directly addresses this changing nature of violence and shortcomings of law enforcement.
WHY BRAIN FINGERPRINTING
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