Pakistan has announced a three-day mourning and plunged into deep grief and despair over the death of 141 people, including 132 children in a deadly and barbaric terror attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. At least 115 people, mostly children are being treated at various hospitals with injuries.
Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, who visited Peshawar earlier today, has declared a national emergency and vowed to fight the menace of terrorism with strong resolve. The Tehrik-e-Taliban of Pakistan has owned responsibility for the attack, saying they avenged the death of their family members in Army operations.
In total, seven militants were involved in the attack. Some of them blew themselves up, while a others were gunned down. At least 1,100 students were present at the school when the attack took place. According to Pakistan media quoting hospital sources, many children were shot in the chest and head. Some of them were even beheaded. The Army rescued 960 students during the operation.