Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre

The toll of the eight-hour siege in Peshawar is still being counted

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More than 140 pupils and teachers have been killed by Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers at an army-run school in Pakistan.


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This is what we know so far:

• All militants have been killed and the siege is over, police say.

• 141 people, including 132 children, have been killed and 114 injured

• A teacher was reportedly burned alive in front of pupils and children were shot in the head.

• The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Pakistani Taliban) has claimed responsibility for the attack and said it was in revenge for an anti-terrorist military offensive.

• Spokesman Muhammad Khorasani said it was "just the trailer” to further attacks.A Taliban spokesman said the army was being targeted and militants had been told not to harm young children.

• Eyewitnesses said the attackers were dressed as soldiers and opened fire at random, detonating an unknown number of suicide bombs.

• David Cameron expressed his sympathy on Twitter, calling the targeting of a school "horrifying" and "deeply shocking" and political leaders around the world have condemned the massacre.