A Taliban group has claimed responsibility for kidnapping a dozen children from a high school in northwestern Pakistan, a Pakistani military source said Wednesday.
Armed militants stormed into the school on Tuesday and abducted 15 children, three of whom managed to escape, the source said.
Twelve children were missing after the kidnapping at the Nazarabad Government high school in Arkot Tehsil Matta, a village in the Swat region of the North West Frontier Province, the source said.
The militants rounded up the children, took them outside, put them in several cars and drove off, the source added.
The Taliban group did not reveal the condition of the children, nor did the group make any demands, the source said.