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At least 132 students and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and opened fire, witnesses said, in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years.

People gather at a hospital, where victims of a Taliban attack on a military-run school are being treated in Peshawar, Pakistan.

Mohammad Sajjad/AP

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Pakistani volunteers carry a student injured in the shootout at a school under attack by Taliban gunmen, at a local hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Women mourn their relative Mohammed Ali Khan, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar.

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

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A Pakistani army soldier takes position on a bunker close to a school under attack by Taliban gunmen in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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A Pakistani woman weeps as she waits at a hospital, where victims of a Taliban attack on a miltary-run school are being treated in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Policemen stand beside empty coffins at the hospital after an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School in Peshawar.

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A plainclothes security officer escorts students evacuated from a school as Taliban fighters attack another school nearby in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Women mourn as they surround the body of their relative Osama Taher, 15, a student who was killed during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, at his house in Peshawar.

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A man in charge of a blood bank at a local hospital refuses people insisting to donate blood for victims of a Taliban attack on a school, in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistani parents escort their children outside a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistani civil society members take part in a candle light vigil for the victims of a school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar.

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Activists of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaaf (PTI) light candles for the victims of an attack by Taliban gunmen on a school in Peshawar.

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