Pakistan school attack: How events unfolded in Peshawar

Updated: 19 December, 2014 09:33 IST | Team mid-day |

7 militants unleashed a horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar causing the deaths of hundreds including school children. An in-depth look at this unspeakable act of cruelty

Over 140 innocent lives were lost after a group of militants launched a sudden assault on the Army Public School in Warsak Road, Peshawar. We look at the aftermath of this horrific tragedy, a survivor's harrowing account, the effect it could have on India's security and more in our special feature.

A volunteer carrying an injured student, Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan
A volunteer carries an injured student

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As the terrorists roamed about the auditorium looking for survivors, the 16- year- old student, shot in both legs, stuffed his school tie into his mouth to muffle his screams and played dead. (Read more)

The insane logic of violence
It is difficult to find words to express the sheer horror of the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. Killing helpless children is perhaps the lowest to which people who call themselves freedom fighters and holy warriors can descend to, writes Manoj Joshi. (Click here to read his column)

'Terrorists had no intention of taking hostages'
DG Asim Bajwa stated in a press briefing that the aim of the terrorists was ‘to kill as many as possible’; 9 staff members along with 132 children were killed in the attack. (Read more)

Noted personalities condemn terror attack on Pakistan school
Eminent personalities from the world of politics, cinema and other fields take to Twitter to express their shock and outrage at the militant attack at Army Public School, Peshawar (Read their tweets)

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Pakistan: Attack on school ends; militants dead, over 100 students killed
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Bollywood condemns Taliban militant attack on school in Pakistan
Bollywood celebrities today termed the Taliban militants' attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan as 'sickening' and 'appalling'. (Read more)

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First Published: 17 December, 2014 06:40 IST

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