Turkey, US, France, UN strongly condemn Peshawar school attack

ISLAMABAD- United States has strongly condemned the senseless and inhumane attack on innocent school students, in Peshawar on Tuesday.
US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson, on behalf of the American people, extended deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims of heinous attack. He said United States stands in solidarity with the people of Pakistan, and all who fight the menace of terrorism. 
French President François Hollande has also strongly condemned the terrorist attack on school in Peshawar. In his condemnation message, he said that his country fully supports Pakistan in the war on terror.  
The United Nations in Pakistan has strongly condemned the barbaric attack carried on the school in Peshawar.
Its Resident Coordinator Timo Pakkala, in a stated, said attacking children and their education is a disregard of the most fundamental principles of humanity and we reaffirm our strongest commitment to protecting children’s rights.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telephoned Prime Minister and strongly condemned the terrorist act. He also expressed condolences over loss of precious lives.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has also condemned the terrorist attack. According to British High Commission, he said it is horrifying that children are being killed simply for going to school.
Amnesty International has said that Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar shows a merciless disregard for human life and highlights the urgent need for protection of civilians in the area. In a statement, it said there can be absolutely no justification for targeting children in this way.

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