More than 126 people, most of them children, have been killed after a group of gunmen stormed an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.
The number of the injured is quickly rising.. As is the casualty count of the dead..
The vast majority of those dead are
This from the Associated Press dispatch only minutes prior to this post being written:
The overwhelming majority of the victims were students at the army public school, which has children and teenagers in grades 1-10.
The horrific violence, carried out by a relatively small number of militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban group, a Pakistani militant group trying to overthrow the government, also sent dozens of wounded flooding into local hospitals as terrified parents searched for their children.
Government troops arrived at the school and exchanged gunfire.. At least 500 were in the school when large explosions were heard..
There are fears the numbers of dead and injured are not done rising..
Graphic images of the dead and injured are streaming online from the photojournalists at REUTERS and the AP.. be forewarned, the images may never escape your mind.. Some children’s toes tied together in death.. Other images showing tiny caskets being carried from the school where the terror attack occurred.
This is a developing story..
The Sydney siege was yesterday’s nightmare before Christmas.. Today’s is much more violent and deadly..