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Pakistan school massacre hits close to home for reporter in Peshawar
Pakistan school massacre hits close to home for reporter in Peshawar

My first thought was: They are reenacting Beslan. Right here in Peshawar, right where I live, in the city where my children go to school. For any parent who saw footage of the 2004 massacre of children at a besieged school in North Ossetia, Russia, the carnage last week in Peshawar was another nightmare unfolding on the screen. My children are not students at the Army Public School, where terrorists killed 132 students and 16 staff members Tuesday, but suddenly all I wanted was to be with them, to get them out of their school and home to safety. But the roads were all closed. They would remain so for the rest of the day. I sat in the car, desperate and useless as both a parent and a...

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