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Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 14:04
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At least 126 people, mostly children, have been killed in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say.

Five or six militants are said to have entered the building. All are said to have been killed or blown themselves up.

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

The attack is being seen as one of the worst yet in Pakistan.

The BBC's Aamer Ahmed Khan in Islamabad says the killing of schoolchildren has caused unprecedented shock.

Thousands of Pakistanis have been killed in militant violence in recent years.

A spokesman for the militants says the school was targeted 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.



Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 13:51
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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.

-BBC

Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 14:04
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21 killed as Taliban storm Army school in Peshawar.


At least 20 students, and 1 security personnel were killed and dozens others injured when militants attacked an army-run school situated on Warsak Road in Peshawar today.

5 or 6 militants wearing military uniforms entered the Army Public School in the city of Peshawar.

Troops, who have cordoned off the area, are searching for the militants.

The militants took students and teachers hostage while exchange of fire between the militants and security forces is underway.










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