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Peshawar school massacre anniversary marked


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Peshawar school massacre anniversary marked

One year after Pakistan’s worst militant attack, families of children killed or wounded in the Peshawar school massacre say the local government has broken its promise to help pay for medical treatment.

As victims relatives got ready for anniversary commemorations, they vowed to keep the authorities under pressure to deliver on their commitments.

One parent said many children were disfigured or crippled in the attack and need continuous, long-term treatment and psychological rehabilitation.

A local health official said there had been delays in families submitting receipts for the money they have spent.

Last year nine heavily-armed Islamic extremists scaled the walls of the school and killed more than 140 people, 134 of them children, before being killed or blowing themselves up.

Two weeks ago, Pakistan hanged four men for their involvement in the massacre.

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