The commander, identified only as "Saddaam," was killed during a shootout in the tribal area of Khyber and is suspected of facilitating the school attack and other recent bombings.
VICE News spoke to one of the survivors of the Peshawar massacre — a student who managed to evade attackers — about his experience.
Experts say the attack was an act of desperation that occurred after the militant group splintered following the deaths of leaders and an offensive by Pakistan's military.
Health officials have counted 265 cases of polio in Pakistan this year, accounting for more than 80 percent cases worldwide in 2014.
The suspected suicide bombing occurred almost one year exactly after a drone strike killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.
At least 800,000 people have fled their North Waziristan homes to avoid government crackdowns and US drone strikes on Taliban strongholds.
The civilian death toll is one of the highest inflicted by a terror attack in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.
The Pakistani military's operation began on June 15 following the breakdown in peace negotiations between the government and the Pakistani Taliban after an attack on the Karachi airport by the Pakistani Taliban and Uzbek militants. That attack served...
The mass exodus was prompted when Pakistani forces launched a long-awaited military operation against Taliban and Uzbek militants.
The assault essentially ended Pakistan's chances of further dialogue with the militants, who have been working to overthrow the government.