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Taliban Prepared Hit List of Boys to Kill in Pakistan School

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The Pakistani Taliban said it targeted the sons of army officers with a hit list in the massacre of children at a Peshawar school as security officials said one of the deadliest terrorist strikes in the nation’s history was coordinated by militants based in Afghanistan.

“More than 50 sons of important army officers were killed after being identified,” the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP, said in an e-mailed statement yesterday. “The auditorium where students of secondary and higher secondary sections were being taught first aid was targeted.”