Taliban Kill 80 Children, 20 Adults In Pakistani School

Pakistani officials say that about t 100 people, 80 of who are pupils, have been killed by Taliban fighters, who overran a school in Peshawar.
Aside the children, teachers and a paramilitary soldier were killed during the assault.  Few militants wearing security uniforms entered the school, officials said.

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Gunfire and explosions were heard as security forces surrounded the area. Most of the school's 500 students have been evacuated.
A Taliban spokesman says the assault was a reprisal in response to army operations. Hundreds of Taliban fighters are thought to have died in a recent military offensive in North Waziristan and the nearby Khyber area.
A school worker and a student interviewed said the attackers had entered the school's auditorium, where a military team was conducting first-aid training for students.
Mudassir Awan, a worker at the school, said: "As soon as the firing started, we ran to our classrooms, they were entering every class and were killing the children," Awan said.

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