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Massacred in their classroom: At least EIGHTY-FOUR children killed as Taliban gunmen storm Pakistani school and detonate suicide bomb in room full of pupils before shooting others dead

At least 126 people, including 84 children, died after Taliban gunmen stormed a military school in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, in the worst ever militant attack to hit the troubled region. It was reported that one suicide bomber blew himself up in a room containing 60 children. The attack started with the gunmen entering the 500-pupil school - which has students in grades 1 to 10, thought to be ages 5 to 14 - in the early hours. The jihadists went from classroom to classroom, shooting at random. Army commandos quickly arrived at the scene and exchanged fire with the gunmen. Eye-witnesses described how students cowered under desks as dead bodies were strewn along corridors. Around 160 children, aged 13 and 14, are being held hostage, with four gunmen still inside.