Pakistan mourns massacre victims

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Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014 by The News Editor

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Pakistan has begun three days of mourning as the nation prepares for mass funerals for 141 people, most of them children, killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school.

Seven gunmen, explosives strapped to their bodies, stormed the school in the city of Peshawar. Pupils were gunned down and some of the women teachers were burned alive.

Army commandos fought the Taliban in a day-long battle until the school was cleared and all the attackers dead.

The massacre was the deadliest slaughter of innocents in the country and horrified a nation already weary of unending terrorist attacks.

The Taliban said the attack was revenge for a military offensive against their safe havens in the country’s north west.

Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014 by The News Editor

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