Delhi: Over 130, mostly students among them, were killed on Tuesday when heavily-armed Arabic speaking Taliban suicide attackers stormed an Army-run school, shooting from classroom-to-classroom and taking several hostages using them as human shield in Pakistan's volatile Peshawar city.
A group of 8-10 suicide attackers wearing paramilitary Frontier Corps uniforms entered Army Public School on Warsak Road around 10.30 (local time) and started indiscriminate firing, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak said, as per PTI.
In one of the most gruesome attacks in recent years against children anywhere in the world, the militants went from classroom-to-classroom shooting indiscriminately at the shocked students, eyewitnesses told local media.
Shocked at the horrific incident people across the world took to Twitter to condemn the attack. A look at few of the posts on the micro-blogging site:
— Avinash Rana (@its_avinashrana) December 16, 2014
— Ashish Anand (@ashish_aanand) December 16, 2014
— nilabh ranjan (@ranjannilabh24) December 16, 2014
— Ayub Ben Sultan (@AyubSultan133) December 16, 2014
— Sreya P S (@TheSreyaPS) December 16, 2014
No words to describe this horrifying moments #PakSchoolSiege This is insane. RIP all those young blood who lost lives n bless the survivors!
— RaSika PuroHit (@ikahit617) December 16, 2014
The smallest coffins are the heaviest to pull. Whatever happened to humanity. It's a sad day #PakSchoolSiege
— Poorva (@poorvagairola) December 16, 2014
Ok, gonna curl up in bed with my kid. This is very sad, it is horrible and at a base level unnatural. #PakSchoolSiege
— Kevin Dent (@TheKevinDent) December 16, 2014
— Madhav (@mahesh10816) December 16, 2014
— Biju (@BAyyappan) December 16, 2014
— Ambica Gayathri (@AmbicaGayathri) December 16, 2014
— Ramya (@ramyasrao) December 16, 2014
#PakSchoolSiege In the name of your Gods,whoever killed an innocent child may you never forgive yourself and spend every day in hell.
— chrissie harper (@chrissiew4) December 16, 2014
They don't belong 2 any nation, any religion, they r not humans they r monsters #PakSchoolSiege