Peshawar attack: The faces of the innocent children killed by Taliban gunmen

132 children were killed when seven Taliban gunmen stormed Pakistan school

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The Independent Online

As the city of Peshawar continued the harrowing process of burying the victims of the Taliban massacre, images of some of the 132 children killed in the attack have started to emerge.

The seven gunmen killed 148 people after storming the military run Army Public School in north-western Pakistan on Tuesday. Pupils were gunned down while some of the women teachers were reportedly burned alive.

People across the country today lit candles and staged vigils as mass funerals were held in and around Peshawar.

At a vigil in the capital Islamabad, Fatimah Khan, 38, told the Reuters news agency she was devastated by the attack.

"I don't have words for my pain and anger," she said. "They slaughtered those children like animals."

The outright assault on children has stunned a country used to almost daily attacks on security forces.

A tough military response has now been called for by commentators, Reuters has reported.