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Pakistan vows not to ease up on militants after killing of more than 140 people

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Pakistan's prime minister is vowing that his military will continue an aggressive operation aimed at militants from the North Waziristan tribal area Pakistan's prime minister is vowing that his military will continue an aggressive operation aimed at militants from the North Waziristan tribal area
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -

Pakistan's prime minister is vowing that his military will continue an aggressive operation aimed at militants from the North Waziristan tribal area.

This, after an assault by Taliban gunmen today on a school run by the military in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar. The attack killed at least 141 people, mostly children. Pakistan's military says the seven attackers were all killed.

After a daylong military response, officials said they had cleared the school of militants.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemned the assault and rushed to Peshawar to show his support for the victims.

The attack was claimed by a Pakistani militant group that is trying to overthrow the government. A Taliban spokesman says it was carried out to avenge the killings of Taliban members at the hands of Pakistani authorities.

It appears to be the worst attack in Pakistan since a 2007 suicide bombing in the port city of Karachi that killed 150 people.

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