Terrorists attack Peshawar Army School, hold students, teachers hostage

Update: 12 students and a teacher have been reportedly killed so far while 15 have suffered critical gunshot injuries.

One suicide bomber has reportedly blown himself outside auditorium where students and teachers have reportedly holed up to avert injuries in the gunfire between security forces and militants.

North Gazette News/New Delhi
A day after Sydney hostage crisis, terrorists, reportedly belonging to Pak Taliban on Tuesday morning stormed into Peshawar Army School and held several students and teachers hostage.

As per reports, around 6-7 Pak Taliban terrorists stormed into the Peshawar Army School and started indiscriminate firing on security personnel and students.

Unconfirmed media reports claimed that three students have been killed in the terrorist attack and 35 students have been injured in gunfire which could rise further.

Reports say that Pakistan Taliban have claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack and six suicide bombers have holed up inside the Peshawar Army School.

Mudassir Abbas, an eyewitness claimed that the terrorists were wearing army uniforms and they stormed into the school building by crossing the boundary wall of the school.

“The terrorists went to each classroom and opened indiscriminate firing on teachers and students present in the classes,” Abbas claimed.

Meanwhile, security personnel have surrounded the school premises and major operation is currently on to flush out the terrorists.