12.17.14: Toll in Pakistan now over 145
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan have raised the death toll from yesterday’s school massacre to 148.
They say some critically wounded members of the school staff died overnight, including the school principal, who had lock locked herself in a bathroom, but couldn’t escape militants, who threw a grenade through the bathroom vent.
Army commandos killed all 7 attackers in the day long battle Tuesday.
More than 130 of those killed at the military-run school were children and a three-day mourning period began today.
Most of the dead are expected to be buried today and the funerals have already begun.