17/12/2014 12:19 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

Peshawar Students Were Mostly Shot In The Head, Says Report

Pakistani students pray during a special ceremony for the victims of Tuesday's school attack in Peshawar, at a school in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Pakistan is mourning as the nation prepares for mass funerals for 141 people, most of them children, killed in a Taliban attack on a military-run school in the country's northwest. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

ISLAMABAD: Most of the victims of the terror attack at Peshawar's Army Public School were shot in head from point blank range by the militants, a media report said on Tuesday.

"They scaled the boundary wall from the adjacent graveyard and started firing while moving towards the classrooms and auditorium," said a student, Dawn online reported.

A large number of students gathered in the auditorium to receive first aid training when the attack took place.

"Most of the students received bullets in the head," said provincial information minister Mushtaq Ahmed Ghani at Lady Reading Hospital on Wednesday.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak announced compensation of Rs.500,000 for the kin of deceased and Rs 200,000 for the injured.

Three-day mourning was also announced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.