‘We have killed all the children. What do we do now?’

Taliban militants who stormed a Pakistan high school killing more than 130 students followed instructions from a commander, according to transcripts given to local newspapers by the authorities.

“We have killed all the children in the auditorium,” one of the attackers told his handler. “What do we do now?”

The handler replied: “Wait for the army people, kill them before blowing yourself.”

The conversation was one of the last between the seven attackers and their Taliban boss, according to security officials.