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19 December 2014, Asia Times Online

Pakistan mourns school slaughter

Sameer Patil, Associate Fellow, National Security, Ethnic Conflict and Terrorism, Gateway House has been quoted in an article on the massacre of the children in Pakistan. This article has been published by Asia Times Online

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Pakistan has begun three days of national mourning for the 132 children and nine staff killed in an attack on an army-run school in northwest Peshawar city on Tuesday for which the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. Seven militants died during the army efforts to retake the school.

The 141 people were killed when militants stormed the Army Public School, which is located near an Army Housing Colony and a medical school. A spokesman for Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), also known as the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was in retaliation for the recent Pakistani military operation in the northwestern tribal areas, a region known as a haven for militant groups, RFEreported.