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Report: More than 100 Children Have Been Killed in a Taliban Attack on a School in Pakistan

A truly awful story is developing in Pakistan, where authorities say that Taliban gunmen raided a school, opened fire and killed at least 126 people. According to reports, most of them were children between the ages of 12 and 16. More than 100 others have been injured. At this point, there are conflicting reports about how many were killed during the attack and how many Taliban militants were involved.

Military forces engaged in a gunfight with the militants and said four of the attackers have been killed. Numerous explosions were heard during the attack on the school, and suicide bombers may have also been involved. The raid on the military-run school comes just months after another “splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban” killed 81 people at a Christian Sunday School. Taliban spokesmen have said that the brutal attacks—which target innocent civilians—are revenge for military offensive campaigns against militants in the country …

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