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135 Students and Teachers Killed in School Attack in Pakistan

16 DEC 2014
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Today there are hundreds of grieving parents in the city of Peshawar, Pakistan, after the Taliban targeted an Army Public School in a vicious attack Tuesday morning. In the school invasion, 135 boys and girls between the ages of 12-16 and their teachers were shot and killed by Taliban militants. Another 114 were injured. The Taliban have announced the attack was in retaliation for a recent Pakistan military offensive against the Taliban in North Waziristan.

Pakistan has seen a saddening amount of violence over the past several years. Last month alone a suicide bombing killed 50 people during a military funeral near the Indian border.

World leaders have poured in with their support for Pakistan in this time, and have condemned the cowardly attacks on school children.

Obama released a statement on the attack: “By targeting students and teachers in this heinous attack, terrorists have once again shown their depravity.”

On Twitter, PM Harper also condemned the attack: “Canada stands with the people of Pakistan in the wake of this horrific act of violence against children whose only crime was going to school.”

Source: BBC News