In revenge, Pakistani Taliban strike school, killing at least 141


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan suffered the worst terrorist attack of a seven-year Taliban insurgency Tuesday when militants rampaged through an army-run high school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing at least 141 people, mostly students, in what the militants described as revenge for months of airstrikes on their tribal-area strongholds by Pakistan warplanes and CIA drones.

Many of the dead eighth- through 12th-graders were the sons of Pakistani army officers who’ve been waging a decisive campaign since June against militants of the insurgent Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan group and its al Qaida allies in the North Waziristan tribal area, bordering Afghanistan.