Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

Taliban storm Pakistani school, killing 126

At least 132 people lost their lives, mostly young students, and dozens others injured when militants stormed an army-run school situated on Warsak Road in Peshawar Tuesday.

Five or six militants wearing military uniforms made their way into the Army Public School, a source at the school told.

“There has been an incident of firing at Army Public School in Peshawar. Troops have cordoned off the area and (are) searching for the militants,” a senior military official told.

The militants took students and teachers hostage while exchange of fire between the militants and security forces is underway. A senior police official said a “huge blast” had occurred inside the building.

The military sources said a “rescue operation” was underway and the bulk of staff and students had been evacuated.

Chief Minister KP Pervez Khattak told the media that 126 people including 122 students were killed in the attack.

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