City of Peshawar mourns after Taliban attack

City of Peshawar mourns after Taliban attack

City of Peshawar mourns after Taliban attack

Written by Staff Writer

17 Dec, 2014 | 10:06 am

The Pakistani city of Peshawar has begun burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff.

Mourners crowded around coffins bedecked with flowers, while other families waited at hospitals for news. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared three days of mourning and Pakistan’s army struck at militants in the region.

World leaders voiced disgust at the Taliban’s deadliest attack, which even its Afghan allies disowned.

According to the army, Tuesday’s attack was carried out by seven Taliban attackers, all wearing bomb vests.

They cut through a wire fence to enter the school from the rear and attacked an auditorium where children were taking an exam. Survivors say that the gunmen then went from classroom to classroom at the military-run school, shooting pupils and teachers where they found them.
Source : BBC

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