Jamia Hafsa leaders broke off negotiations to end the library siege after an army helicopter hovered over them and took pictures. They reported that the helicopter sprayed “strange gas on them” but I would wager that’s the normal exhaust and they are exagerating.
An interesting update to yesterday’s Pakistan coverage of the new Jirga and accords: Apparently most or all of the leaders who signed the original South Waziristan peace accords are now gone with the Uzbeks, which is probably why they made and signed a new one.
A victim describes theÂ Virgina Tech massacre shooter in this video as Asian, in his 20’s, dressed in a black leather jacket. Listen as he vividly describes the shooting and where he was hit.
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Reports vary from 30-32 dead (confusion overÂ whether or not the shooter is included in some counts) and 21 injured.
UPDATE: Reports are out that the shooter chained the doors from the inside of the Dorm where he killed the majority of the students and teachers.
The earlier shooting took place around 7:00 and later shootings 2 hours after, there is lots of talk on all channels regarding the decisions made about notifications at Virginia Tech after the first shooting. Expect that to bubble awhile, but in the end the shooter is the guilty one — learn from this and make better plans for future occurrences.
The shooter shot himself in the head by some reports, which is making identification troublesome for the authorities as he was not carrying photo ID.