Dec 16, 1:31 PM EST

AP PHOTOS: A ' senseless and cold blooded act of terror': Taliban attack kills 141 at school

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PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- An uncle and a cousin comfort an injured student mourning the loss of his mother, a teacher. The lifeless body of a Pakistani student lies in a casket at a local hospital. A security officer escorts students evacuated from a nearby school as a precaution.

These are just some images in the aftermath of an attack by the Pakistan Taliban on a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday.

All told, 141 people have died in the attack - 132 children and nine staff members.

"I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us," said Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by a Taliban gunman outside her school in the Swat Valley two years ago. Her courage and advocacy for education garnered the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year.

AP photographers Mohammad Sajjad and BK Bangash chronicled the tragedy, which appeared to be the worst attack in the country since a 2007 suicide bombing in the port city of Karachi killed 150 people.


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