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Pakistani army kill 67 militants near Afghan border

Pakistani jets and ground forces killed 67 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said, days after the Taliban killed 148 people - mostly children - in a school massacre.

The Pakistani army, pictured going into the school on December 17. Credit: Reuters

The mass attack on children has stunned the country and brought cries for retribution.

In the past few days the military have struck a number of targets in the Khyber region, and approved the death penalty for six convicted terrorists.

Khyber borders Peshawar, where the massacre took place, and militants traditionally attacked the city before fleeing into the tribal area where they cannot be chased.

The government is appearing to demonstrate its commitment to fighting terrorism, but this was somewhat undermined by the decision to grant bail to the main suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi. The government said it is trying to cancel the bail.


Indian protests commemorate Pakistani terror victims

Students sit with placards for the victims of the Taliban attack in Karachi. Credit: Reuters

A number of protests and ceremonies for have been taking place across India in memory of the victims of a Taliban gun attack on school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Women attend a candlelight prayer ceremony for the victims in an elderly home in Ahmedebad. Credit: Reuters

Bradford councillor: School attack 'shocked' everyone

The attack on an army-run school in Peshawar was so severe it "shocked" everyone, not just those with relatives in Pakistan, a Bradford councillor has told Good Morning Britain.

Khadim Hussain said Brits "irrespective of what colour or creed they are" would be sickened by the Taliban attack, which killed 141 people, most of them children.

Who ordered the Pakistan school massacre?

More is now known about the Pakistani Taliban group who carried out the massacre in Peshawar and the man who ordered it.

Maulana Fazlullah also ordered the school attack in which Malala Yousefzai, almost lost her life.

ITV News Correspondent Neil Connery reports


Pakistan in mourning after Taliban school massacre

Pakistan is in a period of mourning after the brutal massacre of 132 children at a school in Peshawar by Taliban militants.

Pakistan's Prime Minister has said he will crush the organisation and restore capital punishment for those who kill, in its name.

But for the friends and families of the victims that is for another day.

Mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, focused on their unimaginable grief: Lives full of promise, cut short.

ITV News' International Affairs Editor Rageh Omaar reports:

Pakistan seeks Afghan help in fight against Taliban

A demonstrator in Kathmandu following yesterday's attack. Credit: Reuters

Pakistan's army chief and the head of its main intelligence agency have flown to neighbouring Afghanistan today in a bid to work together against the threat of the Taliban.

Afghanistan has seen an increase in bloodshed at the hands of the Islamist radical group in recent weeks as international forces prepare to leave the country.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said "the time has arrived" for cooperation between the two nations - which have endured tense relations in recent years.

Pakistan military: 'There is blood all over'

A spokesman for the Pakistani military today described the deadly attack by Taliban militants that left more than 130 schoolchildren dead.

"This is the rear boundary wall of the school," Major-General Saleem Bajwa told reporters. "This is from where seven terrorists entered yesterday morning using the stairs and then they came in the auditorium which is just behind me here and there was a large gathering of students here.

"They came, just entered the hall and they started killing students indiscriminately. There is blood all over."

Pictures show bullet-ridden walls inside Pakistan school

The pictures show the destruction caused during the attack Credit: APTN

Photographs taken inside the Pakistan school where at least 132 children and nine staff died in a Taliban attack show bullet-ridden walls and bloodied books on the floor.

A bloodied text book Credit: APTN

Funeral prayers are today being said for the victims who died in the attack in Peshawar.

A shoe on a bloodied floor in the school Credit: APTN
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