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Taliban School Attack Pakistan declares three days of mourning

The country is burying its dead after Taliban militants attacked the army-run school leaving 141 people, 132 of whom are children, dead.

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People attend funeral prayers for two male students who were killed in the attack play

People attend funeral prayers for two male students who were killed in the attack

(Reuters)

Pakistan has begun a three-day mourning period for the children and teachers who were killed in a December 16 terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar.

The country is burying its dead after Taliban militants attacked the army-run school leaving 141 people, 132 of whom are children, dead.

Pakistan is planning a response to the attack and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today, December 17, lifted a 6-year moratorium on the death penalty for cases of terrorism.

Sharif has also vowed revenge for the attack while promising to continue a military offensive against militants in the country's northwestern tribal region, near the Afghan border.

Meanwhile, the Pakistani Taliban has said, through a spokesperson, that it carried out the attack in response to military operations against it.

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