Gunmen hold 500 students hostage in Pakistani city of Peshawar

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 16, 2014 2:08 AM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen in Pakistan took hundreds of students and teachers hostage on Tuesday in a school in the northwestern city of Peshawar, military officials at the scene said.

A Reuters journalist at the scene could hear heavy gunfire from inside the school as soldiers surrounded it.

Military officials said at least six armed men had entered the military-run Army Public School. About 500 students and teachers were believed to be inside.

(Reporting By Katharine Houreld; Editing by Robert Birsel)