December 16, 2014

EVEN WHEN THEY GET LUCKY THEY LOSE:

Pakistan attacks draw worldwide condemnation (Deutsche welle, 12/16/14)

At home in Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called the attack a "national tragedy unleashed by savages."

"These were my children. This is my loss. This is the nation's loss, " said Sharif. He pledged to step up efforts against the Taliban. "The fight will continue. No one should have any doubt about it," Sharif warned. "We will take account of each and every drop of our children's blood."

The leaders of Pakistan's neighbors, Afghanistan and India, also voiced their solidarity. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to denounce the violence.

The attack has been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) as revenge for Pakistan's major military offensive against it in the region. The group said it had told the attackers to target older children.
Taliban militants in neighboring Afghanistan decried the killing spree, calling it "un-Islamic."

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