Politicos condemn Peshawar school terror attack, call it 'senseless act of unspeakable brutality'

Politicians in India, cutting across party lines, condemned the horrific terror attack in Peshawar and termed it a 'senseless act of unspeakable brutality'.

Updated: Dec 16, 2014, 20:49 PM IST

Delhi: Politicians in India, cutting across party lines, condemned the horrific terror attack in Peshawar and termed it a 'senseless act of unspeakable brutality'.

In the bloodiest terror attack in Pakistan in years, more than 150 people, mostly children, were on Tuesday killed by heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers who stormed an army-run school and took several hostages, a throwback to the 2004 Beslan school siege by Chechen rebels.

A group of 8 Arabic-speaking attackers, wearing para- military Frontier Corps uniforms, entered the Army Public School on Warsak Road around 10.30 am (local time) and started the massacre of innocents, spraying bullets indiscriminately, going from classroom-to-classroom.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack, one of the worst in recent years.

The Taliban spokesman claimed that its 6 suicide bombers attacked army school, saying it was a revenge for the army's operation against militants in the North Waziristan tribal area close to Peshawar, as per PTI.

Leaders from BJP, Congress, National Conference amongst others took to Twitter to denounce the incident.

Following are the posts on the micro-blogging site by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President of India Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and a host of other leaders.