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A schoolboy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar.
A schoolboy who was injured in a Taliban attack receives medical treatment at a hospital in Peshawar.

Live Updates: Pakistan School Attack

-- At least 141 people, including more than 132 children, have died in an attack on a military-run school in Peshawar. It is the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history. The Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (the Pakistani Taliban) has claimed responsibility.

-- Militants, who apparently did not try to take hostages, used firearms and explosives in what appears to have been an indiscriminate attack.

-- A Pakistani Taliban spokesman told RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal that the attack was revenge for an army operation in North Waziristan.

-- Military officials at the scene said that at least six armed men had entered the school and that about 500 students and teachers were believed to be inside. Police report that all militants have been killed and the attack is now over.

-- Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced a three-day mourning period across the country. Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, meanwhile, said she was "heartbroken" over the "senseless and cold-blooded act of terror."

*NOTE: Times are stated according to local time in Peshawar

15:52 16.12.2014

Reuters: Pakistani mlitary says four Taliban attackers killed at school, search continues for remaining gunmen.

15:54 16.12.2014

15:58 16.12.2014

Heartbreaking tweets from Pakistani human rights activist Ali Sayan Hasan

16:01 16.12.2014

UPDATE: Pakistani official says at least 126 people have died and 122 people injured (more than 100 are schoolchildren)

"It may rise," said Bahramand Khan, director of information for the Chief Minister's Secretariat.

He said more than 100 of the dead were school children.

via Reuters

16:07 16.12.2014

Video from outside the school as emergency crews rush in and children flee the scene.

Ambulances, Fire Engines Scream Through Peshawar
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16:25 16.12.2014

Pakistan PM: Zarb-e-Azb operation to continue

The Pakistani security forces launched its Zarb-e-Azb operation against militants in North Waziristan on June 15, shortly after a terrorist attack at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, which killed 28 people.

16:33 16.12.2014

Imran Khan has been a proponent of peace talks with the Pakistani Taliban.

16:42 16.12.2014

Horrific accounts of the attacks here from AFP:

“I was sitting in the corridor with 10 of my classmates when we heard firing. We immediately ran towards the classroom to hide there but the militants chased us down and found us. They were dressed in shalwar kameez and the only thing they told us is: ‘read the kalma’,” said Ali, remorsefully adding that he was the only one of his 10 friends that survived the attack.

16:45 16.12.2014

16:50 16.12.2014

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