PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Pakistani-Americans came together Tuesday to show support for the victims of one of the worst attacks in Pakistan’s history.
Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday, killing dozens of people before Pakistani officials declared a military operation to clear the school over.
Asim Bajwa, a spokesman for the Pakistani military, said 141 people were killed — 132 of the dead are children and another nine are staff members. An additional 121 students and three staff members were wounded.
Aizaz Khan, 14, survived the attack.
“We were doing our school work. Suddenly we heard firing and the teacher told us not to be afraid,” Khan said.