A Pakistani army soldier asks a civilian to leave the area as they guard a road leading to the Army public school (APS) in Peshawar, Pakistan, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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Pakistan has arrested nearly 100,000 people under a counter-terrorism program enacted after a massacre of school children a year ago, though only about 2,000 of them were militants, a senior Interior Ministry official told Reuters.A solemn ceremony in the northwestern city of Peshawar commemorated the deaths of 134 children and 19 adults at a military school in a Pakistani Taliban assault, the deadliest militant attack in the country's history.Militant attacks killed an average of 90 people a month this year, down from 136 the previous year.However, Reuters Tuesday viewed updated ministry figures showing that about 95,000 people have been arrested under the NAP.Military spokesman Asim Bajwa said recently that 142 cases had been referred to special military courts, but other courts can also handle cases under the plan.
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