- and just when one thought it wasn't going to get worse.
ABC News and Reuters reporting that a school in NW Pakistan is being held by a band of armed Taliban bombmen scum. This is just starting within the last hour or two, it seems.
"Taliban gunmen in Pakistan have taken hundreds of students and teachers hostage in a school in the north-western city of Peshawar, military officials say.
Sources at the scene said at least six armed men had entered the military-run Army Public School.
About 500 students and teachers were believed to be inside.
The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the gunmen had been ordered to shoot older students but not children.
A Reuters news agency journalist at the scene could hear heavy gunfire from inside the school as soldiers surrounded it."