More than 100 people, most of whom are children, were killed during a Taliban attack on a military-run school in Pakistan’s northwest city of Peshawar on Tuesday. The total death toll is being reported as 126 casualties and the number could rise. Pakistani authorities say 500 students have been evacuated from the school, but it is unclear how many are being held hostage. The attack began when five or six gunmen swarmed the school early morning and began opening fire randomly, authorities said. Army commandos were deployed to the scene and exchanged gunfire with the militants. The Taliban told The Daily Beast the attack is revenge for the children's army parents helping the U.S. fight them.