Taliban planner of Pakistani school attack killed

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – During a fire fight, Task Force No Slack Soldiers run behind the cover of Military police Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Bastogne, as they return fire during Operation Strong Eagle III in Marawara District in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, […]

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JAMRUD, Pakistan (NBC)– Pakistani security forces killed a commander who helped plan last week’s school attack in Peshawar, a government spokesman said Friday.

The commander was only identified as “Saddam.”

He was killed in a gun fight about five miles from the school attack that left  132 children dead.

A total of 145 people, including three soldiers, were killed during the Dec. 16 massacre at the military-run school — the deadliest terrorist assault by Pakistani militants since 2007.

Here is a look at just how bad the siege was:

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