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.

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.

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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