Pakistan to name schools after victims of Peshawar massacre

March 6, 2015 5:02 PM

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Pakistan to name schools after victims of Peshawar massacre

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan is renaming dozens of government-run schools after the students killed by Taliban militants in a massacre at an army-run academy in the northwestern city of Peshawar in December, an official said Friday.

The school attack by six gunmen believed linked to the Pakistani Taliban killed 153 people, with most of the victims students, is seen as having hardened Pakistan's resolve to fight jihadist militants along its lawless border with Afghanistan.

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