MFA condemns attack on Peshawar school

MFA condemns attack on Peshawar school

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Singapore said on Wednesday that it strongly condemns the attack in Peshawar Pakistan.

In response to media queries on the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, the MFA Spokesman said:

"Singapore strongly condemns the attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. This is a heinous crime. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of so many innocent lives and the large number of people injured. We express our deepest condolences and sympathy to the families of the victims and the people of Pakistan.

This barbaric attack is a stark reminder of the threat we all face from terrorism, and the need for continued vigilance and determination in countering the threat."

In earlier reports, Pakistan said the terrorists wanted to kill as many people as possible in the attack, and they had 'no intention' of taking hostages.

Pakistan's Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations described the assault as 'designed purely to terrorise the children rather than take anyone hostage to further the militant group's aims.'

141 people were killed in the atrocity, and victims included 132 children and 9 staff members of the school.

cynloh@sph.com.sg

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