IN HORRIFIC news, over 100 school children have reportedly been shot dead by Taliban terrorists in Pakistan.
It’s understood up to six heavily armed men wrapped in suicide vests stormed the Army Public School in the city of Peshawar, in northwest Pakistan, where they took about 500 students and staff hostage.
The militants opened fire on their hostages, reportedly acting on orders from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to shoot older students in a revenge attack for a major military offensive in the area.
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Soon after the mass shooting, a “huge blast” reportedly rattled the building from the inside with fears one of the terrorists had detonated explosives strapped to his body.
There’s reports 132 school children and nine staff members were killed in the eight-hour onslaught.
One of the wounded students, Abdullah Jamal, told Sky News of the terrifying moment the gunman opened fire, saying nobody knew what was going on in the first few seconds.
“Then I saw children falling down who were crying and screaming. I also fell down. I learned later that I have got a bullet,” he said.
“All the children had bullet wounds. All the children were bleeding.”
A large rescue operation is now underway. There is no further information available at this time.