Poland condemns Taliban attack in Pakistan
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland's ministry of foreign affairs has condemned Tuesday's attack by Taliban militants that left over 132 schoolchildren and staff members dead in Peshawar, Pakistan.
Pakistani soldiers shift bodies of the victims who were killed when Taliban gunmen attacked an army-run school, in Peshawar Pakistan, 16 December 2014.Photo: EPA/Arshad Arbab
''We strongly denounce all acts of terrorism, the more so when they are targeted against children who are the most vulnerable and innocent,'' the ministry statement affirmed.
''We hope that those responsible for this attack will be brought to justice and will be severely punished.''
Tuesday's attack on an army-run school in Peshawar was the Taliban's deadliest in the country to date.
According to Pakistani army spokesmen, seven militants stormed the school, opening fire indiscriminately in classrooms.
Some of the intruders were wearing suicide vests, and besides gunshots, a number of explosions were heard during the attack.
"We selected the army's school for the attack because the [Pakistani] government is targeting our families and females," commented Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani.
"We want them to feel the pain."
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif said ''we will take revenge for each and every drop of our children's blood that was spilt today.''
Pakistani journalists light candles to pray for the victims who were killed in an attack at the Army run school in Peshawar, during a memorial ceremony in Islamabad Pakistan, 16 December 2014.Photo: EPA/T. Mughal
All of the attackers were dead by the time the army had completed the liberation of the building.
Poland's foreign ministry has expressed its ''sincere condolences to the families and close ones of the victims of the attack in Peshawar and to the people of Pakistan, who can count on our solidarity in these difficult moments.'' (nh)