Taliban Attack School in Pakistan

At least 20 people have been killed and 40 hurt in a Taliban assault on an army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say, quoted by the international media.

Five or six militants wearing security uniforms entered the school, officials said. Gunfire and explosions were heard as security forces surrounded the area.

Turkey declares national mourning over Taliban carnage in Pakistan

Turkey has declared a day of national mourning after Taliban insurgents killed at least 141 people, almost all of them children, by storming an army-run school on Dec. 16, in Pakistan's bloodiest ever terror attack.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced the declaration of national mourning during a joint conference in Ankara with his visiting counterpart from Chad.

Death toll in Pakistan school attack passes 100: officials

A Taliban attack on an army-run school in Pakistan on Dec. 16 has left more than 100 people dead, most of them students, officials said.
Senior provincial minister Inayatullah told AFP at least 104 bodies had been taken to two hospitals in Peshawar, the northwestern city where the attack took place.

At least 95 killed in Taliban attack on Pakistan school: officials

At least 95 people including 82 children were killed Tuesday when Taliban militants stormed an army-run school in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar,  hospital officials said.
The Lady Reading hospital received 26 bodies including 23 students,  according to Jamil Shah, a spokesman.

US, NATO ceremonially end Afghan combat mission

The U.S. and NATO ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan on Dec. 8, 13 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks sparked their invasion of the country to topple the Taliban-led government.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force Joint Command, which was in charge of combat operations, lowered its flag, formally ending its deployment.