Taliban fighters attacked a military-run school in Peshawar, located in northwest Pakistan. During the attack 20 students and one security personnel was killed during the attack. TTP spokesperson Muhammad Khorasani said that six suicide bombers joined the attack on the school and that the attack happened because of the North Waziristan campaign. The roads leading up to the school have been closed off.
Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed that the attackers were under orders to shoot the older students within the school. The younger students were left alone and allowed to escape. The attack was started around 11:00 am. An initial blast initiated the attack, it was followed by another shortly after. Fire could be heard as the school was overtaken. According to military officials, at least six armed men went into the Army Public School.
The Pakistan Army and the TTP have been in an ongoing conflict, which is why this attack happened. The Pakistani military started operation Zarb-e-Azb back in June against the TTP. Until now the death count is more than 1,200.
By Garrett Jutte