Pakistan school siege ends without bloodshed
Militants have released about 250 schoolchildren and teachers who were taken hostage at a school in northwestern Pakistan.
According to the AP news agency, the drama started when militants kidnapped a health official. Police intervened, and following a gunfight the health worker was released.
The retreating abductors stormed a school, where they reportedly demanded safe passage in return for freeing the students and their teachers.
The gunmen later surrendered to tribal elders.
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