Pakistan On Alert As Nation Marks 1 Year Since School Massacre

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PESHAWAR: Pakistan deployed paramilitary forces and police in major cities today as it marked the first anniversary of a Taliban school massacre that left 151 people dead, shocking a country already scarred by nearly a decade of attacks.

The assault by nine gunmen on an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, which mostly claimed the lives of schoolchildren, was Pakistan’s deadliest ever extremist assault.