In pictures: Tears, loss and despair for our children

Published December 16, 2014
Army personnel shifting the school children on motorbike following the TTP attack on Army Public School situated on Warsak Road. — INP
Army personnel shifting the school children on motorbike following the TTP attack on Army Public School situated on Warsak Road. — INP
A soldier escorts schoolchildren after they were rescued from the Army Public School that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar. — Reuters
A soldier escorts schoolchildren after they were rescued from the Army Public School that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar. — Reuters
A student cries on a man's shoulder, after he was rescued from the Army Public School.— Reuters
A student cries on a man's shoulder, after he was rescued from the Army Public School.— Reuters
A Pakistani soldier takes up a position above a road near a military run school that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar.— Reuters
A Pakistani soldier takes up a position above a road near a military run school that is under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar.— Reuters
A rescue worker waves to make way for an ambulance as it speeded away form a school that was attacked by Taliban gunmen.— Reuters
A rescue worker waves to make way for an ambulance as it speeded away form a school that was attacked by Taliban gunmen.— Reuters
Pakistani security forces takes up a positions on a road leading to the Army Public School that is under attack. — Reuters
Pakistani security forces takes up a positions on a road leading to the Army Public School that is under attack. — Reuters
Pakistani security forces takes up positions on a road leading to the Army Public School. — Reuters
Pakistani security forces takes up positions on a road leading to the Army Public School. — Reuters
Pakistani security forces drive on a road leading to the Army Public School. — Reuters
Pakistani security forces drive on a road leading to the Army Public School. — Reuters
A soldier escorts schoolchildren after they were rescued from the Army Public School. — Reuters
A soldier escorts schoolchildren after they were rescued from the Army Public School. — Reuters
A man talks on a phone, with his arm around a student.— Reuters
A man talks on a phone, with his arm around a student.— Reuters
Pakistani volunteers carry a student injured in the shootout. — AP
Pakistani volunteers carry a student injured in the shootout. — AP
Hospital staff transport an injured student. — AP
Hospital staff transport an injured student. — AP
A Pakistani woman weeps as she waits at a hospital, where victims of a Taliban attack are being treated in Peshawar. — AP
A Pakistani woman weeps as she waits at a hospital, where victims of a Taliban attack are being treated in Peshawar. — AP
A man carries a student, who was injured during the attack. — Reuters
A man carries a student, who was injured during the attack. — Reuters
Rescue workers and family members carry the coffin of a student, who was killed during the attack. — Reuters
Rescue workers and family members carry the coffin of a student, who was killed during the attack. — Reuters

This article was originally published in December 2014.


PESHAWAR: Taliban militants entered an army-run school on Warsak road early morning Tuesday, taking students and teachers hostage. Shah Farman, the KP Minister of Information says there are approximately 80-100 unconfirmed dead.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif described the attack as a “national tragedy unleashed by savages”. “These were my children. This is my loss. This is the nation's loss,” he said.

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