Peshawar attack fallout: Centre issues alert across country

In the wake of terror attack in an Army school in Pakistan, which left 141 dead, the Indian government on Wednesday issued detailed advisory for state governments to beef up security of schools and public places.

Last Updated: Dec 17, 2014, 14:56 PM IST

New Delhi: In the wake of terror attack in an Army school in Pakistan, which left 141 dead, the Indian government on Wednesday issued detailed advisory for state governments to beef up security of schools and public places.

"An advisory has been issued to the state governments," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters outside Parliament House.

The Pakistani Taliban slaughtered 141 people, 132 of them children, in a brazen terror attack on an army-run school in Pakistan's Peshawar city on Tuesday.

A Taliban spokesman said the attack was in response to recent Pakistani army operations in nearby North Waziristan, where hundreds of Taliban fighters were killed.

The Taliban have targeted students in Pakistan on numerous occasions, but this is by far their deadliest attack on a school.

Since 2010, there have been at least four attacks on school buses including the one in which Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousufzai was shot in the head in Swat in 2012.