Disfigurment indicates clearly the Islamofascists had plenty of time for killing ~ so they weren’t worried at all about someone escaping.
Or it might just mean that they set off a bomb or tossed grenades at the hostages as the attack started.
Yes, apparently when they realized they weren’t going to get out, they began to kill the hostages one by one, and it was then that the army launched its full attack. The terrorists had wrapped explosive belts on some of the hostages and cord around the necks of others, so I guess they could blow their heads off to make it more gruesome.
Mohammed is smiling in Hell.
Or it could mean they were tortured to death.