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Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

posted on December 16, 2014

Ihsanullah Tipu Mehsud and Salman Masood report in The New York Times, “Pakistani Taliban gunmen stormed into a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing scores of teachers and schoolchildren and fighting an eight-hour gun battle with the security forces.” A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban confirmed that the group was responsible for the attack, saying that it was in retaliation for the military’s offensive against militants in the North Waziristan tribal district. “Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this,” Malala Yousafzai, teenage activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, said.

Read at The New York Times