Pakistan Taliban kill 100 on school

PESHAWAR - At least 100 people, 80 of them children, have been killed in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistani officials say.

Five or six militants wearing security uniforms entered the school, officials said. Gunfire and explosions were heard as security forces surrounded the area.

The army says most of the school's 500 students have been evacuated. It is not clear how many are being held hostage.

A Taliban spokesman says the assault is in response to army operations.

Hundreds of Taliban fighters are thought to have died in a recent military offensive in North Waziristan and the nearby Khyber area.

A school worker and a student interviewed by the local Geo TV station said the attackers had entered the Army Public School's auditorium, where a military team was conducting first-aid training for students.

Comments (2)

I dont understand these people,why so much blood bath among themselves,whats the benefit of killing 100 kids?Can it be called a job well done?.someone in his right mind cannt kill 100 kids as revenge...

BELIEVE CHIZEYA - 16 December 2014

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