More than 100 people, including 84 students, were killed in a Taliban seizure of a military-run school in Peshawar province, Pakistan, according to provincial authorities.
The death and injury tolls may still rise as the casualties of the assault are counted.
Some 500 students and teachers were in the Army Public School on Warsak Road at the time of the attack. Pakistan’s military say most of the civilians escaped, but some had been taken hostage by the assailants.
According to initial media reports, up to seven militants dressed in Pakistan military uniforms entered the school compound on Tuesday at around noon. They torched a car at the site and proceeded with a raid on the facility.
Some of those injured in the attack have been evacuated and rushed to hospital. Many are said to be in serious condition.
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