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In pictures: Madrassa air strike

The bodies of alleged militants killed in the Pakistani military air strike in Bajaur, on the border with Afghanistan.

A helicopter gunship raid on a madrassa on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan has left at least 80 dead. The attack happened in tribal area of Bajaur.

The remains of a madrassa damaged during a Pakistan air strike in Bajaur, on the border with Afghanistan.

The Pakistani military said the religious school was being used as a training camp for militants.

Men look at the dead bodies of alleged militants killed in the Pakistani military air strike in Bajaur, on the border with Afghanistan.

Pakistan has deployed thousands of troops along the country's rugged border with Afghanistan to hunt the militants hiding there since the ousting of the Taleban in 2001.

Men look at the bodies of alleged militants killed in the Pakistani military air strike in Bajaur, on the border with Afghanistan.

But an eyewitness told the BBC the madrassa school was filled with local students who had resumed studies after the Muslim Eid holidays.

Senior Minister of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, Siraj ul-Haq, addresses the gathering.

Cabinet minister Siraj ul-Haq, from Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, condemned the attack and said he would resign in protest.

The dead bodies of alleged militants killed in a Pakistani military air strike in Bajaur, on the border with Afghanistan.

The attack came just days after local militants attended a rally in the area where they declared the al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden a hero.

Pakistani students in Lahore protest against the Pakistani military airstrike in Bajaur

In Lahore, Pakistani students from a religious group took part in a rally to condemn the attack on Bajaur.




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