Dozens killed in Taliban school attack in Pakistan

Dec 16, 2014 8:27 AM by Cheryl Wengren

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - Officials in northwest Pakistan says the battle against Taliban gunmen inside a military-run school in Peshawar is winding down.

Militants stormed the school this morning. At least 126 people have been killed, the overwhelming majority children and teenagers. Local hospitals have been flooded with wounded, as terrified parents search for their children.

The Taliban say the attack is revenge for the deaths of Taliban members at the hands of Pakistani authorities.

One parent whose 14-year-old was killed says, "My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now."


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