At least 126, most of them children, slaughtered as Taliban storm Pakistan school

December 16, 2014 11:00 AM

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At least 126, most of them children, slaughtered as Taliban storm Pakistan school

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The Taliban stormed a military-run school in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday and gunned down at least 126 people, most of them children, in one of the country's deadliest attacks in recent weeks.

Hours after the attack, the Pakistani military was still exchanging gunfire with the militants inside the Army Public School and Degree College, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad.

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