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In pics: Taliban militants massacre children in Pakistan school

world Updated: Dec 17, 2014 03:23 IST
Peshawar school attack

Taliban militants attacked an army-run school in restive northwest Pakistan on Tuesday. Various reports have claimed the death of over 132 children. Images of terrified children and wailing parents followed.

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Schoolchildren cross a road as they moved away from the Army Pulblic School in Peshawar, Pakistan, after five or six gunmen entered and started firing inside. (Reuters Photo)
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Ambulances were rushed in to evacuate the injured from site of the attack. (Reuters Photo)

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Pakistani security forces started engaging the attackers inside the school, here a soldier takes up a position above a road near the military run school. (Reuters Photo)
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A hospital security guard helps a student injured in the shootout. Reports suggest over 100 people including 84 children have been killed. (AP Photo)
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A man talks on a phone, with his arm around a student. A boy dressed in a school uniform told the reporters outside the school that he saw his friends lying on the ground. (Reuters Photo)
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A soldier escorts schoolchildren after they were rescued. Another student told reporters his teachers rushed him and his friends out of the school after hearing gunshots. (Reuters Photo)
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Pakistani security forces takes up positions on a road leading to the Army Public School. The attack comes as the Pakistani military wages a major offensive against Taliban and other militants in the tribal area of North Waziristan. (Reuters Photo)
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Hospital staff transport a student injured in the shootout. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan which claimed responsibility for the attack said the gunmen had been ordered to shoot older students at the school. (AP Photo)
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Pakistani security forces drive on a road leading to the Army Public School, the militants reportedly entered through a graveyard which is adjacent to the school. (Reuters Photo)