At least 126 people, mostly children, have been killed in a Taliban assault on an Army-run school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, officials say. Five or six militants wearing security uniforms entered the school, officials said. Gunfire and explosions were heard as security forces surrounded the area. The Army says most of the school’s 500 students have been evacuated. It is not clear how many are being held hostage.
A spokesman for the militants says the school was targeted in response to army operations. Hundreds of Taliban fighters are thought to have died in a recent military offensive in the North Waziristan and the nearby Khyber area. The attack is being seen as one of the worst yet in Pakistan.
Many of the casualties were reportedly caused by a suicide blast. At least 80 of the dead are said to be children. The attack started at 10:00 local time (05:00 GMT).
Chencholai bombing in Sri Lanka took place on August 14, 2006 when the Sri Lankan Air Force bombed what they stated was a rebel LTTE training camp killing at least 61 children[broken citation] between the ages of 16 and 18, all of them girls. The LTTE, UNICEF, SLMM and UTHR all stated those in the compound were not LTTE cadres.
The human rights organisation UTHR reported that LTTE had organized this first aid class and that these children were not Child Soldiers. It further claimed that this camp was used by LTTE but not as a training camp.
United Nations spokeswomen Orla Clinton said that students had been killed in the attack and they seem to have been students between 16 and 18, A-level students, from the Kilinochichi and Mullaittivu areas, who were on a two-day training course. 
Thambirasa Lakiya (17), Mahalingam Vensidiyoola (17), Thuraisingam Sutharsini (17), Nagalingam Theepa(19), Thambirasa Theepa (19), Thirunavukkarasu Niranjini (18), Raveenthirarasa Ramya (18), Kanapathipillai Nanthini (18), Vijayabavan Sinthuja (18), Naguleswaran Nishanthini (17), Tharmakulasingam Kemala (19), Arulampalam Yasothini (18) Muthaih Indra (18), Murugaiah Arulselvi (18), Sivamoorthy Karthikayini (18), Santhanam Sathyakala (20) Kanagalingam Nirupa (17), Kanagalingam Nirusa (17), Navaratnam Santhakumari (18), Nagalingam Kokila(19), Sivamayajeyam Kokila, Shanmugarasa Paventhini, Balakrishnan Mathani (18), Sivanantham Thivya (18), Thambirasa Suganthini (18). S Vathsalamary (20), Thanabalasingam Bakeerathy (19), Thanikasalam Thanusa (19), Pathmanathan Kalaipriya (18), Markupillai Kelansuthayini (18), Rasamohan Hamsana (19), Vivekanantham Thadchayini (18), Santhakumar Sukirtha (19), Uthayakumaran Kousika (19), Nallapillai Ninthija(18), Veerasingam Rajitha (18), Thamilvasan Nivethika (18), Suntharam Anoja (17), Puvanasekaram Puvaneswari (17), Kiritharan Thayani (17), Mahalingam Vasantharani (18), Thuraisingam Thisani (18), Vairavamoorthy Kirithika (19), Chandramohan Nivethika (17), Sellam Nirojini, Tharmarasa Brintha (17), Thevarasa Sharmini (17), Varatharaja Mangaleswari (17), Rasenthiraselvam Mahilvathani (18), Nilayinar Nivakini (17), Kubenthiraselvam Lihitha (19), Chandrasekaran Vijayakumari (27), Kandasamy Kumarasamy (48), Solomon Singarasa (65), S Jeyarubi (20)
Sinhala Sri Lanka Airforce Kills School Girls at Chencholai (in Real Video) Courtesy: Sankathy.com
International Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (ITRO London) condemns SLAF attack on orphanage
Tamil National Alliance (TNA) condemns Sencholai attack as “pre-meditated, deliberate and genocidal”
Bombed compound, a well-known humanitarian zone says Grama Sevaka but Sri Lanka claims that there were were no civilian settlements…
Sri Lanka Government denies that bombing took place – Voice of America Report
Sri Lanka (then) claims that it attacked an LTTE ‘facility’ not a children’s home – CBC Report
Bombed site ‘not military installation’ says Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission – but Sri Lanka claims that it was a military camp.
Killed Students participants in a publicly announced 10-day residential workshop
International Educational Development raises bombing of orphanage at Human Rights Council, Geneva, 14 August 2006