Dozens Killed in Taliban attack on Peshawar School

via BBC News:

Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say.

Officials say the attack in the north-western city is over, with all the attackers killed. Seven militants took part in all, according to the army.

Scores of survivors are being treated in hospitals as frantic parents search for news of their children…

Children who escaped say the militants then went from one classroom to another, shooting indiscriminately.

One boy told reporters he had been with a group of 10 friends who tried to run away and hide. He was the only one to survive.

Others described seeing pupils lying dead in the corridors. One local woman said her friend’s daughter had escaped because her clothing was covered in blood from those around her and she had lain pretending to be dead.

This attack is a sad and sickening reminder of the Taliban’s fundamentally sadistic and malignant nature. We pray for all those injured and killed in the attack today and all of their families and loved ones. And we pray that terrorists and totalitarians will see their efforts fail miserably and their vile movements swept into the dustbin of history.