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We targeted peshawar school children in revenge for military attacks: Pak Taliban

We targeted peshawar school children in revenge for military attacks: Pak Taliban
“We selected the army’s school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females,” said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani. “We want them to feel the pain.” Gunmen in Pakistan took hundreds of students and teachers hostage on Tuesday in a school in the north-western city of Peshawar, military officials at the scene said.

At least six men have been reported to enter the Army Public School which, reportedly, had almost 800 students at the time of their entry. Few of them were rescued and taken out by an ambulance.

The gunmen reportedly opened fire on the students and teachers. Hospital sources say that four children have been killed. The local channels claim that there are suicide bombers also among the attackers. A Reuters journalist at the scene could hear heavy gunfire from inside the school as soldiers surrounded it. Military officials said about 500 students and teachers were believed to be still inside.                      

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