Pakistan school attack: Explosions heard at school, say police

A soldier gestures on a road leading to the Army Public School that is under attack by Taleban gunmen in Peshawar, on Dec 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A soldier gestures on a road leading to the Army Public School that is under attack by Taleban gunmen in Peshawar, on Dec 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR (Reuters) - Pakistani police at a high school being attacked by the Taleban on Tuesday in the north-western city of Peshawar said they heard three explosions.

Police were struggling to hold back distraught parents trying to break past a cordon and get to the school when three loud explosions went off, police officials told Reuters.

At least 84 children have been killed in the attack and many more are missing. The Taleban say they sent in six gunmen wearing suicide vests.