Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban, has condemned the attack. “I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us,” she said.

Taliban spokesman Muhammad Umar Khorasani told Reuters: ”We selected the army’s school for the attack because the government is targeting our families and females.”

“We want them to feel the pain,” he said.

India: Prime minister Narendra Modi has called the attack a “senseless act of unspeakable brutality.”


US: Washington’s envoy in Islamabad, in a statement, said that the US “strongly condemns senseless and inhumane attacks on innocent students and educators.” Ambassador Richard Olson added:

Few have suffered more at the hands of terrorists and extremists than the people of Pakistan. That is why it remains essential for the United States and Pakistan to continue to work together to secure peace and stability in the region.

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