Pakistan Kills 59 Alleged Militants in Wake of School Massacre

December 19, 2014 7:14 AM

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Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 59 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, the army said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people — most of them children -- in a school massacre.

The violence at a school in Pakistan's northwest earlier this week stunned people around the country and sparked cries for retribution. In the wake of the violence the military has struck targets in the Khyber tribal region and approved the death penalty for six convicted terrorists. The military sa...

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