2014 Peshawar school massacre

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On 16 December 2014, a mass shooting occurred in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Six gunmen of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) attacked the city's Army Public School.[1] The gunmen went into the school and shot school staff and children,[2] killing 149 people including 132 schoolchildren. The schoolchildren were between the ages of eight and eighteen. It is the world's fourth deadliest school shooting.[3][4] The six gunmen were killed by special forces in Pakistan and they rescued 960 people.[5][6]

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  1. "Three years after 140 died in the Peshawar school massacre, what has changed?". Independent, UK. Archived from the original on 4 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  2. "Peshawar school attack: Over 10 killed in Pakistani Taliban attack, hundreds of students hostage". DNA India. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  3. "Pakistan Taliban: Peshawar school attack leaves 141 dead". BBC. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  4. "More than 100 children killed in Taliban attack on Pakistan school". The Guardian. 16 December 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2015.
  5. "Peshawar school attack: Pakistan authorities claim all Taliban attackers are dead". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
  6. Ali, Zulfiqar (16 December 2014). "Taliban kills at least 10 people in attack on Pakistan military school". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 December 2014.