Pakistan: school reopens after Taliban massacre of students


PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani children and staff were returning to a school in northwestern Pakistan where Taliban gunmen nearly a month ago killed 150 people — almost all of them students.

Students in green uniforms and their families were returning to the Army Public School in Peshawar on Monday as children across the country returned from an extended winter break.

A ceremony was expected to be held at the school in Peshawar where gunmen slaughtered dozens of children in one of the country’s worst attacks by Islamic militants in years.

But classes were not expected to be held until later this week.

Security was tight, part of a country-wide move to boost security at schools in the wake of the attack.