Pakistani mourners gather around a coffin during the funeral ceremony for victims of an attack by Taliban militants at an army-run school, in Peshawar, December 17, 2014. (AFP/A MAJEED)
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Pakistan Wednesday mourned 148 people – mostly children – killed by the Taliban in a school massacre that prompted global revulsion and put the government under new pressure to combat the scourge of militancy.The assault on an army-run school is the deadliest terror attack in Pakistan's history.The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed the attack, in which heavily armed militants rampaged through the school killing indiscriminately, as revenge for an ongoing military operation against their hideouts.Across the border in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi put aside acrimony with Pakistan to ask schools to observe two minutes of silence to honor the dead.Around 100 bodies were found there, the army said.The attack has caused revulsion even in a country as inured to violence as Pakistan, and major political leaders met in Peshawar to discuss the response to the attack.
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