Yahoo! News reported Pakistani troops and helicopters firing missiles killed as many as 80 militants training at a religious school used as an al-Qaida training center near the Afghan border, officials said. Local leaders said all those slain when the school, or madrassa, was destroyed were civilians.
That just means they were not the military, who were attacking. Al Qaeda pretends to be civiliansArmy spokesman Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan said initial estimates based on intelligence sources on the ground indicated that the attack killed about 80 suspected militants, who appeared to be in their 20s and were from Pakistan and other countries.