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Taliban attacks army-run school in Pakistan, several dead

Published:Tuesday | December 16, 2014 | 12:28 AM

At least 126 people, mostly children, have been killed in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.



Many of the casualties were reportedly caused by a suicide blast.



At least 80 of the dead are said to be children.



Five or six militants are said to have entered the building and all are said to have been killed or blown themselves up.



The army says most of the school's 500 students have been evacuated.



The attack is being seen as one of the worst yet in Pakistan.



A spokesman for the militants says the school was targeted in response to army operations.



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