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