The Mass Murdering Of Peshawar Children Is The Lowest Level Devils Stoop To

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5:36 pm 16 Dec, 2014

School children in Pakistan

Schoolchildren cross a road as they move away from a military run school that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 

At least 126 people were killed and 122 injured on Tuesday in an attack by Taliban militants on a Pakistani high school, a provincial official said.

“It may rise,” said Bahramand Khan, director of information for the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

He said more than 100 of the dead were school children.

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A student cries on a man’s shoulder, after he was rescued. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 

The Pakistani military said four Taliban militants had been killed at a school they attacked in the city of Peshawar on Tuesday, and that they were searching for remaining gunmen. “Remaining clearance in progress,” the military said in a tweet.

Army Public School

Pakistani security forces takes up positions on a road leading to the Army Public School that is under attack by Taliban gunmen. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 

The Taliban say they sent in six gunmen with suicide vests to attack the military-run Army Public School located at Warsik Road in Peshawar. About 500 students and teachers were believed to be inside.

Terror in school

A rescue worker waves to make way for an ambulance as it speeded away form the school. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 

Taliban gunmen took hundreds of students hostage at a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, and at least 18 people were killed, including 16 pupils, officials said.

Pakistan Army

A soldier escorts schoolchildren after they were rescued from from the Army Public School. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 

A Reuters journalist at the scene heard heavy gunfire from inside the school as soldiers surrounded it. Helicopters hovered overhead and ambulances ferried wounded children to hospital.

The Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, a sprawling and volatile the capital city of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, said the hospital had received the bodies of at least 12 people and was treating 40 wounded students and two male teachers.

Army in Pakistan

A soldier gestures on a road leading to the Army Public School. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 

Around four to five terrorists first set a vehicle on fire and then stormed the school building. A terrorist also blew himself outside the school auditorium, ARY news reported.

Rescued people.

The media interview a man, who was rescued from the Army Public School. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 

Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani told Reuters his group was responsible for the attack.

School attack in Pakistan

A man talks on a phone, with his arm around a student, outside a military run school that came under attack from Taliban gunmen in Peshawar. REUTERS/Khuram Parvez

 


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