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Some Pakistan Militants Denounce School Attack, Amid National Outrage

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As Pakistanis unite in grief over the killings of 132 schoolchildren by the Pakistani Taliban, several other militant groups have been quick to condemn the carnage too. Most such groups have slaughtered civilians themselves, but the wave of outrage following the school attack is threatening the relative freedom they enjoy in Pakistan. The Afghan Taliban, a group Pakistani jihadists look up to, were the first of the Sunni Islamist armed groups to denounce the school attack as unIslamic, despite often killing civilians themselves. Other condemnation came from sectarian or anti-Indian groups that are nominally banned in Pakistan but operate openly, sometimes under different names. An Islamabad-based analyst said the Afghan Taliban's condemnation could be intended to protect its Pakistan bases. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/FjCaAA-Hz9s/story01.htm http://www.wochit.com