The group of pro-Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday and killed at least 126 people, where most of them children.
Hours after the attack, the Pakistani military was still exchanging gunshots with the militants inside the Army Public School and Degree College, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Islamabad. There was also a huge blast inside the building.
Taliban Attack Pakistan School, Killing about 126 People
Hundreds of students and staff were present at the school when the attack began. this group of Taliban militants were wearing military uniforms when they stormed the school in the city of Peshawar.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was revenge for the army’s continuing operation against militants in the North Waziristan tribal area which borders Afghanistan.
Mohammed Khurrassani, the TTP spokesman, said the attack was revenge for the killing of hundreds of innocent tribesmen during repeated army operations in provinces including South Waziristan, North Waziristan and the Khyber Agency all restive regions along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.