Pakistani military: 141 dead in school attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A spokesman for the Pakistani military says that 141 people, most of them children, were killed in a Taliban assault on a school.

Asim Bajwa told a news conference Tuesday that 132 of the dead were children and another nine were staff members.

He said there were seven attackers, who all wore explosive vests.

He said they didn’t appear to want to take anyone hostage but instead started firing indiscriminately when they entered the school.

The school attack is one of the worst in Pakistan’s history.

 

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