Peshawar: Pakistan is mourning as the nation buried 141 people, most of them children, killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the country's northwest.
A three-day official mourning period started Wednesday, a day after seven Taliban gunmen, explosives strapped to their bodies, stormed the army public school in the city of Peshawar.
141 people including 132 children were killed in a suicide attack on an Army School in Peshawar. The militants had also burned a teacher of the school alive to terrorize the children.
"Pakistani civil society members take part in a candle light vigil for the victims of a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar"
The attack was carried out by six terrorists of Tehrik-i-Taliban.
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"Pakistani civil society members take part in a candle light vigil for the victims of a Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar"
Army commandos fought the Taliban in a day-long battle until the school was cleared and all the attackers dead.
"A man sits next to a notice displayed by traders reading: "The market is closed today to mourn over Peshawar's school attack incident" in Rawalpindi, Pakistan"
The massacre was the deadliest slaughter of innocents in the country and horrified a nation already weary of unending terrorist attacks.
"Relatives of Pakistani teacher, Saeed Khan, a victim of a Taliban attack in a school, gather around his body, during his funeral procession in Peshawar, Pakistan"
The Taliban said the attack was revenge for a military offensive against their safe havens in the northwest.