Asia: South & Central Pakistan massacre: Taliban blowback against all-out Army offensive?

The killing of 145 or more people, mostly children, at an Army-run school in Peshawar today came amid a six-month Army campaign in North Waziristan.

By , Staff writer

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The Taliban’s deadly attack Tuesday on a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan comes after a massive six-month military operation aimed at Islamic militants in a nearby tribal region, as well as confident assertions only last week by Army officials and the nation's prime minister, about the campaign's effectiveness.