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Securing Peshawar’s Schools

In the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, security forces are conducting exercises to train soldiers, students, and teachers on how to respond to a militant attack.

The drills are part of government efforts to secure schools and campuses after some 20 people were killed in a Taliban attack on Bacha Khan University last month. The attack came a year after the same Taliban factions claimed credit for killing more than 140 students and teachers at Peshawar's Army Public School.
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Schoolchildren flee as army soldiers conduct an exercise to repel a mock militant attack at Peshawar's Islamia Collegiate School on February 2.
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Schoolchildren flee as army soldiers conduct an exercise to repel a mock militant attack at Peshawar's Islamia Collegiate School on February 2.

A member of Pakistan's Elite Police Force takes part in a drill to fight militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28.
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A member of Pakistan's Elite Police Force takes part in a drill to fight militants at a school in Peshawar on January 28.

The exercises are complete with mock militants pretending to be shot dead.
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The exercises are complete with mock militants pretending to be shot dead.

A policeman stands guard in front of a school soon after a militant attack killed more than 20 students and teachers at Bacha Khan University on January 20.
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A policeman stands guard in front of a school soon after a militant attack killed more than 20 students and teachers at Bacha Khan University on January 20.

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