June 18, 2024 23:17 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
PM Modi performs Ganga aarti in Varanasi on his first visit since LS polls victory | Mamata Banerjee calls on BJP MP Anant Maharaj in Coochbehar, triggers speculation | Darshan Thoogudeepa's drivers went for shopping after murdering Renukaswamy, reveals probe | Ajit Pawar camp's 18-19 MLAs ready for crossover: Sharad Pawar's grand-nephew Rohit Pawar | 'If there's even 0.001% negligence...': Supreme Court blasts NTA over NEET-UG 2024 irregularities
Pakistan: Terrorists attack army school, kill 23, about 500 taken hostage

Pakistan: Terrorists attack army school, kill 23, about 500 taken hostage

| | 16 Dec 2014, 02:33 pm
Peshawar, Dec 16 (IBNS): At least 23 school children were killed and about 500 have been taken hostages by Tehreek-e-Taliban terrorists on Tuesday after they stormed into the Army Public School and College in Paksitan's Peshawar.
Those killed include 20 students, one female teacher and one Army soldier. 
About 40 other students and teachers have suffered injuries while some of them are in a serious condition. 
According to reports, about five to six terrorists stormed into the school and targetted the children.
They reportedly shouted slogans against the Pakistani government and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supremo Imran Khan.
Security forces surrounded the Army Public School & College soon after six terrorists of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan stormed the campus.
About 500 students and teachers are believed to have been taken hostage by the terrorists.
The hostages are reportedly kept in the school auditorium.
The security forces have cordoned off the school and gunbattle is on with the terrorists.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed all civil and military security agencies to rescue every one from the school safely, reports said.

Support Our Journalism

We cannot do without you.. your contribution supports unbiased journalism

IBNS is not driven by any ism- not wokeism, not racism, not skewed secularism, not hyper right-wing or left liberal ideals, nor by any hardline religious beliefs or hyper nationalism. We want to serve you good old objective news, as they are. We do not judge or preach. We let people decide for themselves. We only try to present factual and well-sourced news.

Support objective journalism for a small contribution.