Terrorist attack on army-run school in Peshawar leaves 141 people including school children and principal dead and several wounded.
Some 7 terrorists armed with guns and suicide vests stormed the Army Public School and held hundreds of pupils hostage. Hundreds fell prey to Taliban’s wrath as army engaged in eight-hour long operation against the terrorists.
School’s principle Ms Tahira Qazi was also killed in the attack.
Reports show that women teachers were burnt alive while students were forced to watch.
Leaders from across the world including US president Barack Obama, Turkey president, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan leaders have strongly condemned the attack.
A young eyewitness student said he was the only one in his class to survive the attack by playing dead when terrorists came to check on him. Another says he hid himself under the desk and put his folded tie in his mouth to avoid screaming.
— Rahim Khan رحیم خان (@rahimkhan) December 16, 2014
Candlelight vigils emerged across the country
— Dawn.com (@dawn_com) December 16, 2014
Children are children. No matter which country or religion. This is about Pakistan's children. Future of our world #PeshawarAttack
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— Sunil Kapoor (@sunilkapoor8) December 16, 2014
The true death of a nation is not by war or sanctions but when the old have to bury the young. #PeshawarAttack
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