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Pakistan military says militants made no demands, started killing

REUTERS
Published Dec 17, 2014, 3:38 pm IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 6:30 am IST
At least 132 children were killed in the attack along with nine staff members
People gather outside an emergency ward of a local hospital to find out about their missing children in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo: AP)
 People gather outside an emergency ward of a local hospital to find out about their missing children in Peshawar, Pakistan (Photo: AP)

Islamabad: Taliban gunmen who attacked a school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday made no demands and started killing children as soon as they entered the building, a military spokesman said.

"They didn't take any hostages initially and started firing in the hall," said Major General Asim Bajwa. But the militants had brought rations for several days, he said, implying that they may have intended to take students hostage.

 

At least 132 children were killed in the attack along with nine staff members, he said.

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