Pakistan mourns after Taliban Peshawar school massacre
 Tbilisi 11:42 - 17.12.14 «GHN»
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The Pakistani city of Peshawar is burying its dead after a Taliban attack at a school killed at least 132 children and nine staff, reports GHN based on BBC.
Mourners crowded around coffins bedecked with flowers, after candlelit vigils were staged overnight.
Gunmen had walked from class to class shooting students in the Pakistani Taliban's deadliest attack to date.
PM Nawaz Sharif has declared three days of mourning over the massacre, which has sparked national outrage.
He also announced an end to the moratorium on the death penalty for terrorism cases.
World leaders have also voiced disgust at the attack, which even the Afghan Taliban have criticised.
Separately, Pakistan's army says it launched air strikes at militants in the Khyber and North Waziristan areas, although it is not yet clear if this was a direct response to the school attack. An offensive against the militants has been going on since June.
Mr Sharif also convened a meeting of all parliamentary parties in Peshawar to discuss the response.
The meeting on Wednesday was called to show that the whole nation stood against extremism, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid told reporters.
According to the army, Tuesday's attack was carried out by seven Taliban attackers, all wearing bomb vests.
They cut through a wire fence to enter the school from the rear and attacked an auditorium where children were taking an exam


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