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Live Blog on Peshawar School Attack: Will Wage War On Terror Till Not a Single Terrorist Left, Says Pakistan PM

Live Blog on Peshawar School Attack: Will Wage War On Terror Till Not a Single Terrorist Left, Says Pakistan PM
Dec 20, 2014 01:58 (IST)
Peshawar School Attack is 'Pakistan's 9/11', Says National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz
Sartaj Aziz, Foreign Affairs and National Security Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said the assault, the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history, was a "game changer".
Dec 20, 2014 01:58 (IST)
Pakistan Executes Two Terrorists After Lifting Moratorium on Death Penalty
Two terrorists were today hanged in Pakistan in the first executions since 2008, officials said, after the government ended a moratorium on the death penalty earlier this week.
Dec 20, 2014 01:58 (IST)
Pakistan's Most Hated Man - Volleyball Player, Child Killer
The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed "Slim".
Dec 20, 2014 01:58 (IST)
After Peshawar Attack, Centre Tells Schools How to Handle Terrorists
After this week's Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in Pakistan, the government has sent detailed instructions to schools across the country on how to prep against and react to a terror attack where students could be taken hostage.
Dec 20, 2014 01:57 (IST)
After Peshawar Attack, Centre Tells Schools How to Handle Terrorists
After this week's Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar in Pakistan, the government has sent detailed instructions to schools across the country on how to prep against and react to a terror attack where students could be taken hostage.
Dec 19, 2014 13:24 (IST)
Bail for Lakhvi Mocks Pakistan's War Against Terror, says India
India has this morning reiterated its demand for immediate steps by Pakistan to reverse the bail granted to Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, the terrorist who masterminded the attacks in Mumbai in 2008 in which 166 people were killed.
Dec 19, 2014 13:21 (IST)
Pakistan: 59 Militants Killed After School Massacre
Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said today, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them children -- in a school massacre.
Dec 19, 2014 01:35 (IST)
Pakistan Army Chief Signs Death Warrants for Six Militants
Pakistan's military chief on Thursday signed death warrants for six militants on death row after the government ended a moratorium on capital punishment in terror-related cases, the military said.
Dec 19, 2014 01:35 (IST)
Peshawar School Massacre: 'How Can Anyone be So Heartless,' Ask Children in Delhi
As 17-year-old Pooja lit the candle, her eyes welled up. She was among the 1000 odd students from Delhi's government schools who gathered at the ceremonial flag post in central Delhi's Connaught Place to pay homage to the children who were killed in a Taliban attack at an Army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar on Tuesday.
Dec 19, 2014 01:33 (IST)
Islamabad Schools Warned of Plans of Magnetic Bombs on Buses
Students grieving for their classmates massacred by the Pakistani Taliban on Thursday vowed to defy the militants and return to school as soon as possible.
Dec 18, 2014 19:26 (IST)
Peshawar massacre fallout: Pakistan provinces get orders to execute jailed terror convicts
Dec 18, 2014 19:26 (IST)
#PakWithIndiaNotoLakhviBail: A Cross-Border Show of 'Hashtag Solidarity'
Hours after a Pakistan court granted bail to Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, accused by India of plotting the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the hashtag #PakWithIndiaNoToLakhviBail started trending, in a show of solidarity across borders.
Dec 18, 2014 19:23 (IST)
Pakistan Shocker. 26/11 Accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi Granted Bail.
Top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaki ur Rehman Lakhvi, accused of plotting the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai in 2008, has been granted bail by an anti-terror court in Pakistan, a day after the country's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif pledged to root out terrorism.
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5-Year-old Killed on First Day at School: Tragic Stories of Pakistan School Massacre

Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School (Reuters photo)
Dec 17, 2014 16:55 (IST)

This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar,Pakistan on Tuesday, killing more than 140 people, most of them children. In an email on Wednesday, the Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani claimed the attack was justified because the Pakistani army has allegedly long been killing innocent children and families of their fighters. (AP Photo/Pakistani Taliban handout)
Dec 17, 2014 17:35 (IST)
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif after all-party meet

  • Sacrifices will not go waste
  • Attack has no parallel in history
  • No distinction between good, bad Taliban
  • We will continue this war against terror till every terrorist has been wiped out from Pakistan
  • This is the worst attack in Pakistan's history
  • Thankful to Imran Khan that he came here... I've told him we could address any concerns we have over a cup of tea...
Dec 17, 2014 16:49 (IST)
2 explosions outside girls' college, near Peshawar in Pakistan.
2 blasts have been heard near a girls college in Pakistan, where 132 children were killed in a massive terror attack by the Taliban at a Peshawar school yesterday. 

The explosions were reported in Dera Ismail Khan, another city in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

More details are awaited.

Dec 17, 2014 15:13 (IST)
Schools Told To Prep Escape Plans In Case of Terror Attack: Sources
Press Trust of India or PTI has quoted officials in the Home Ministry as saying that guidelines are being issued to schools which will include preparing an escape plan for children in case of a terror attack, how to prevent hostage situations and how to raise an alarm and shut doors and gates in case of an emergency.
Dec 17, 2014 13:15 (IST)
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on Peshawar school terror attack
  • Our prayers are with the families of those who lost their loved ones in Peshawar.
  • Pakistan has lost a lot of lives fighting the war om terror.
  • Security forces are trying to destroy terror hideouts and sanctuaries and doing a good job.
  • We must fight the war on terror keeping the tearful faces of the children and parents that we saw yesterday.
  • Operation against terrorists will go on.
  • Nothing can be more tragic than the way terrorists riddled innocent children with bullets.
  • We are being successful in the operations against the terrorists.
  • Wagah and yesterday's incidents are two major one after the ops began.
  • Many people have been killed and some have managed to escape.
  • But in our talks with Afghanistan, we have said that this is an opportunity to turn a page in bilateral relations.
  • We decided that both countries will not let their land to be used against one another. 
  • It is our effort to rid this area of terrorism.
  • Afghanistan's president expressed his condolences over the terror attack last night when we spoke.
  • Chief of Army Staff will go to Kabul and meet his counterpart.

Dec 17, 2014 13:11 (IST)
Pakistan lifts moratorium on capital punishment in terror cases after Peshawar school attack: reports
Dec 17, 2014 11:46 (IST)
Pakistani mourners pray over the coffin of a student following an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar on December 16. (AFP)

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India stands firmly with Pakistan in fight against terror: PM Modi Tweets

Dec 16, 2014 22:59 (IST)
Peshawar School Attack: PM Modi Calls Nawaz Sharif, Expresses Deep Condolences
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and expressed deep condolences over the brutal killing of more than 140 people, most of them children, in one of the bloodiest terror attacks at a Peshawar school today.
Dec 16, 2014 22:49 (IST)

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132 children, 9 staff members of the school killed in the Taliban attack: Asim Bajwa, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR)

"1099 students and staff registered in school... 960 were rescued after the army operation," Bajwa said.
Dec 16, 2014 21:50 (IST)
Peshawar School Attack: PM Modi Expected To Speak To Nawaz Sharif, Say Sources
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is looking to speak to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif over Peshawar attack at the earliest, sources have told NDTV.
Dec 16, 2014 21:34 (IST)

Dec 16, 2014 21:31 (IST)
PM Modi is expected to speak to Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif over Peshawar attack tonight or tomorrow: sources.
Dec 16, 2014 19:52 (IST)
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on the Peshawar school attack:
  • We will have to tighten the security of our schools
  • Targeting of children is unacceptable
  • This is because of the internal situation in Pakistan, but situation in India is different, however we cant let our guard down

Dec 16, 2014 19:41 (IST)
'My Son Was in Uniform. Now He is in a Casket': A Father's Agony
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing 126 people, officials said, in the worst attack to hit the country in years.
Dec 16, 2014 19:10 (IST)
Pakistan School Attack Over, All Militants Dead: Police
A bloody Taliban raid on an army-run school in northwest Pakistan has ended, police said Tuesday, with all six attackers dead.

The assault on the school in the city of Peshawar killed at least 130 people, most of them students, according to officials.

"The combat operation is over, the security personnel are carrying out clearance operation and hopefully they will clear the building in a while," police official Abdullah Khan told AFP.

"Dead bodies of six terrorists have been found in the building."

Senior police official Shafqat Malik confirmed the combat phase of the response was over, while chief army spokesman General Asim Bajwa said on Twitter that the operation was "closing up".

Bajwa said explosive devices planted in school buildings by the militants were slowing clearance efforts.

Special forces soldiers had rescued more than a dozen staff and students, Bajwa said.

- Agence France-Presse

Dec 16, 2014 18:47 (IST)
'My Son Was in Uniform. Now He is in a Casket': A Father's Agony
"My son was in uniform in the morning. He is in a casket now," wailed one parent, Tahir Ali, as he came to the hospital to collect the body of his 14-year-old son Abdullah. "My son was my dream. My dream has been killed."
Dec 16, 2014 18:39 (IST)
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai "Heartbroken" by Pakistan School Slayings
"I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us. Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this. I condemn these atrocious and cowardly acts and stand united with the government and armed forces of Pakistan whose efforts so far to address this horrific event are commendable. I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters - but we will never be defeated."
Dec 16, 2014 18:26 (IST)

Dec 16, 2014 18:17 (IST)
"Unspeakable Brutality": PM Modi on Pakistan School Attack
India on Tuesday condemned a deadly attack by Taliban militants on an army-run school in neighbouring Pakistan that killed at least 95 people including 82 children.
Dec 16, 2014 18:08 (IST)
I Beg Taliban, Take Me But Leave These Children: Kailash Satyarthi to NDTV
As the world reacted with anger and horror to the killing of more than a 100 Pakistani children, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said, on NDTV, "I beg the Taliban, take me and leave these children."
Dec 16, 2014 17:53 (IST)
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Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Peshawar school attack
  • I beg to Taliban, take me and leave these children
  • It is the most shocking incident, in my knowledge, in my life. These children are my children

Dec 16, 2014 17:09 (IST)

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"This is a national tragedy. These were my kids. This is my loss": Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

Image courtesy: Associated Press

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has now reached Peshawar to take stock of the situation.
Dec 16, 2014 15:42 (IST)
Reports: 3 out of 6 terrorists have been killed after the attack on school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Three blocks of the school have been declared clear.
The military operation is still going on.
Dec 16, 2014 15:41 (IST)
Pakistan Taliban say targeted school in revenge for military attacks

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The Taliban attacked a military-run school on Tuesday, killing 84 students, because they wanted revenge for the Pakistani military targeting their own families, a spokesman said.

"We selected the army's school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females," said Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani. "We want them to feel the pain."

Pakistani security forces take up positions on a road leading to the Army Public School that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar (Reuters photo)

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Children being treated at a hospital in Peshawar, relatives weeping (Courtesy: GEO News)

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Dec 16, 2014 14:56 (IST)
Terrorists Entered Pakistan School in Uniforms: 10 Developments
Six Taliban suicide bombers attacked an army-run school in Peshawar in north-west Pakistan on Tuesday morning, killing at least 100 including students and teachers. Soldiers have surrounded the school and a rescue operation is on, Pakistan's Army said.

Dec 16, 2014 14:50 (IST)
Pakistani officials say that over 100 children have now been confirmed killed in the school attack at Peshawar.
Dec 16, 2014 14:48 (IST)

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According to reports, the death toll in the attack on Peshawar school has now risen to 23. Around 40 have been injured in the attack.
Dec 16, 2014 14:18 (IST)
Taliban Suicide Bombers Attack School in Peshawar; At Least 20 Killed
At least 20 people including 17 children were killed and 36 wounded in a Taliban attack on an army-run school in Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said.

Dec 16, 2014 14:09 (IST)
There are reports of six suicide bombers inside the Army Public school in Peshawar.
Dec 16, 2014 13:58 (IST)

Dec 16, 2014 13:49 (IST)
Reports say at least 16 children have been killed in the terrorist attack in Peshawar.
Dec 16, 2014 13:41 (IST)
'Rescue operation by troops underway. Exchange of fire continues. Bulk of student and staff evacuated. Reports of some children and teachers killed by terrorist. More details to follow': Statement of Pakistan Army
Dec 16, 2014 13:33 (IST)

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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns attack on Army-run school in Peshawar
Dec 16, 2014 13:28 (IST)
Terrorists Attack Army-run School in Peshawar, at least 4 Children Killed
Four armed terrorists have opened fire inside the Army Public School in Peshawar in north-west Pakistan. 18 children have reportedly been injured.