In pictures: Peshawar school attack

More than 140 people, most of them children, were killed when Taliban gunmen stormed a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, officials say.

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Image caption Troops were mobilised after militants wearing security uniforms entered the Army Public School and began firing on students.
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Image caption Pupils fled the scene as seven militants wearing bomb vests attacked the school.
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Image caption Some younger children were escorted away from the scene by soldiers.
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Image caption The injured were ferried to hospitals in the city.
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Image caption The dead are said to include mostly children, as well teachers and a paramilitary soldier.
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Image caption The army said most of the school's 500 students were evacuated.
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Image caption Roads around the army-run school were sealed off.
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Image caption While armed troops surrounded the site, gunfire and explosions were heard from the school.
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Image caption The children's relatives have faced a harrowing wait for news
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Image caption The local hospitals were full of distraught parents
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Image caption A Taliban spokesman said the assault was in response to recent army operations, in which hundreds of militants have died.

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