Man believed to be mastermind of recent Pakistan school massacre killed: officials

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — A top government official in Pakistan’s Khyber tribal region says a militant commander named Saddam, who’s believed to have planned a recent school massacre, is dead following a government security operation.

His six accomplices were wounded and arrested.

The attack killed 148 people, mostly children. Meanwhile, a suspected U.S. drone attack killed at least seven alleged militants in the North Waziristan tribal region.