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Slaughter of innocents: Pakistani children who were killed in Taliban attack

It was the murder of children on an unprecedented scale by terrorists and the world is still reeling from it.

Pakistan woke up to 3 days of mourning on Wednesday after Taliban militants killed 132 students at an army school in the city of Peshawar in a grisly attack which shocked the world and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the insurgency.

The slaughter of innocents made the cover pages of many newspapers all over the world. 

 

 

Pictures of the students have been shared on social media as people try to comprehend the scale of the attack, which Taliban deemed as revenge on soldiers for attacks on their camps.

 

 

 

The scene at the hospitals was captured in this tweet on the list of victims. 

 

 

There were heart-breaking pictures of families griefing.

 

 

The Pakistan cricket team which is in New Zealand.playing a series of matches was shattered by the news.  

 

 

"Every player in the team is very disturbed and shattered over the killing of innocent children but for me it is my home province and these children are like my own children. It is heart breaking." - Senior batsman Younis Khan, who hails from Mardan, which is in the troubled Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province where the attack took place.

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, said she was "heartbroken" by "the senseless and cold blooded" killing.

In a video message, she said: "I condemn these atrocious and cowardly acts and stand united with the government and armed forces of Pakistan whose efforts so far to address this horrific event are commendable."

 

 

Schools all over neighbouring India held 2 minutes of silence in memory of the victims. 

 

 

People from around the world felt the grief. 

 

 

 

 

 

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong conveyed his condolences.

 

 

 

This tweet captured the heart of it:

 

 

R.I.P.

Source: Twitter, AFP
 

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