17 December 2014
AT LEAST 130 people, over 100 of them children, have been killed in a Taleban assault on an army-run school in Peshawar.
More than 120 were also wounded and the death toll is likely to rise, warned Bahramand Khan, director of information for the regional Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
The strike is the deadliest on a school since a 2004 assault by Islamic militants in Russia, according to Rohan Gunaratna, head of the International Centre for Political Violence andTerrorism Research in Singapore. Some 350 people died then in Beslan, North Ossetia, half of them children.
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