Deadly attacks by Pakistani Taliban has been widely condemned

Deadly attacks by Militants from the Pakistani Taliban

Militants from the Pakistani Taliban have attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, 132 of them children, the military say.

Officials say the attack in the north-western city is over, with all the attackers killed. Seven militants took part in all, according to the army.

Scores of survivors are being treated in hospitals as frantic parents search for news of their children.

The attack – the Taliban’s deadliest in Pakistan – has been widely condemned.

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Attacks History

16 December 2014: Taliban attack on school in Peshawar leaves at least 141 people dead, 132 of them children

22 September 2013: Militants linked to the Taliban kill at least 80 people at a church in Peshawar, in one of the worst attacks on Christians

10 January 2013: Militant bombers target the Hazara Shia Muslim minority in the city of Quetta, killing 120 at a snooker hall and on a street

28 May 2010: Gunmen attack two mosques of the minority Ahmadi Islamic sect in Lahore, killing more than 80 people

18 October 2007: Twin bomb attack at a rally for Benazir Bhutto in Karachi leaves at least 130 dead. Unclear if Taliban behind attack

 

Leading figures in Pakistan expressed grief and indignation

  • Pakistani Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai said she and millions of others would mourn the dead children, her “brothers and sisters”, adding “we will never be defeated”
  • Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke of a “national tragedy”
  • Pakistani opposition leader and former cricket captain Imran Khan condemned the attack as “utter barbarism”

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