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***Top terrorist attack death toll of 2014, deadliest school attack ever ***
291 total 141 killed 250 injured by 6 gunmen, all killed December 16, 2014 Taliban Attacks Pehshawar Pakistan School six gunmen belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan entered an Army Public School in the Pakistani city of Peshawarand held the school staff and students hostage. More than 132 people, mostly children between the ages of 10 and 18 were killed while about 250 of them sustained severe injuries and were admitted to the Combined Military and Lady Reading Hospitals of the city.Most of the 500 students were evacuated by the army. The operation ended after all the six terrorists were killed early Tuesday evening. This was the worst terrorist attack in Pakistan since the 2007 Karachi bombing.
December 17, 2014 Washington, Riyadh must be held accountable for fueling terrorism: Journalist PressTV The United States and its Wahhabi allies in the Persian Gulf region are responsible for terrorist attacks across the world, especially the latest one in Pakistan, says a journalist.... the United States and Saudi Arabia should be held accountable for the December 16 attack on a military-run school in Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar. ..
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|2014 Peshawar Army School Attack|
Rescued Childrens escorted to safety by Pakistan Army.
|Location||The Army Public School, Warsak Road, Peshawar, KPK, Pakistan|
|Date||16 December 2014|
11:00 am PST – (UTC+05:00)
|Target||School staff and students|
|Suicide bombing, spree killing,hostage-taking, school shooting|
|Victims||unknown number of hostages|
|Perpetrators||6 members of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan|
On 16 December 2014, six gunmen belonging to the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan entered an Army Public School in the Pakistani city of Peshawarand held the school staff and students hostage. More than 132 people, mostly children between the ages of 10 and 18 were killed while about 250 of them sustained severe injuries and were admitted to the Combined Military and Lady Reading Hospitals of the city. Most of the 500 students were evacuated by the army. The operation ended after all the six terrorists were killed early Tuesday evening.
The Army Public School is located at Warsak Road near Cantonment, Peshawar, which is part of Army Public Schools & Colleges System that runs 146 schools in Pakistan.
The attack began at around noon when six gunmen, dressed in uniforms of the Pakistani Frontier Corps, entered the school from the back through a cemetery adjacent to the school, after scaling its walls. Before entering the school the terrorists set fire to vehicles, then indiscriminately opened fire with automatic weapons in the central auditorium of the school, where children were gathered for a school function.
Six terrorists were killed by the security forces after clearing the school. The security forces slowed down the operation due to the risk of IEDs planted by the terrorist within the school premises.
The spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Mohammad Omar Khorasani, took the responsibility for the attack and said it was revenge for Operation Zarb-e-Azb, the Pakistani army's offensive in North Waziristan started in summer 2014. He said that TTP wants the army to feel their pain as they have killed their families and women
"Our six fighters successfully entered the army school and we are giving them instructions from outside," Khorasani said over phone. "The TTP has taken this extreme step as revenge. We will target every institution linked to the army unless they stop operations and the extra-judicial killing of our detainees. Our detainees are being killed and their bodies are thrown on roads. We have instructed our men not to harm small children even if they are the sons of senior military or civilian leaders."
|“||These are my children and it is my loss.||”|
The Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has condemned the attack calling it a national tragedy and has left for Peshawar to monitor the operation; he announced a three-day mourning period during which the national flag will fly at half mast.
The President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain, has condemned the attack, saying "such cowardly attacks cannot deter the morale and resolve of the nation".
Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Altaf Hussain, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehrikleader Tahirul Qadri have condemned the attack
- Afghanistan - President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack and said "The killing of innocent children is contrary to Islam." 
- European Union - Federica Mogherini the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in a statement condemned the attack saying "I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and my support to the people and the authorities of Pakistan on this tragic day."
- France - President Francois Hollande in a statement condemned the attack saying "No words can express the ignominy of such an attack against children in their school and that France supported the government of Pakistan in their fight against terrorism" and expressed solidarity with the victims and their parents." 
- Germany - Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in a statement condemned the attack says "We mourn with the people of Pakistan, the victims of this bloody terrorist attack. Our heart goes out to the families of the victims".
- India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the attack. “It is a senseless act of unspeakable brutality that has claimed lives of the most innocent of human beings - young children in their school.” Modi said on his Twitter account. “My heart goes out to everyone who lost their loved ones today. We share their pain & offer our deepest condolences.“
- President Pranab Mukherjee in a message said "Such heinous acts are against all tenets of humanity. They are nothing but a manifestation of the extreme evil that terrorists are capable of. The world community must unite and redouble efforts to root out terrors from every country and society."
- Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh issued a statement to express his condolence to the families and said "I strongly condemn the terrorist attack on a school at Peshawar (Pakistan). This dastardly and inhuman attack exposes the real face of terrorism. My heart goes out to the families of those children who were killed by the terrorists in Peshawar."
- Foreign Ministry spokesman Syed Akbaruddin tweeted ""We condemn the horrific attack on innocent school children in Peshawar. "Our hearts go out to the grief stricken families of the innocent children killed & injured in this barbaric attack in Peshawar. Feeling of deep revulsion & horror about this terror attack against innocent children."
- Leaders of Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi and Amarinder Singh condemned the attack and offered condolences for the families of victims.
- Italy - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi condemned the attack on his Twitter account, saying "Killing children at school is an inconceivable horror, the world must react to this violence."
- Sri Lanka - President Mahinda Rajapaksa condemned the attack. "Horrified to learn of the Peshawar terrorist attack. Targeting of children is most cowardice. Our thoughts & prayers are with Pakistan." Rajapaksa said on his Twitter account.
- United Kingdom - British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the attack and expressed deep shock at the tragedy. "The news from Pakistan is deeply shocking. It's horrifying that children are being killed simply for going to school." Cameron said on his Twitter account.
- United Nations - United Nations representative in Pakistan Timo Pakkala in a statement said it is "appalled by this act of cruelty and brutality. Attacking children and children’s education is a disregard of the most fundamental principles of humanity and we reaffirm our strongest commitment to protecting children’s rights."
- United States - US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson condemned the attack in a statement, saying "The United States strongly condemns senseless and inhumane attacks on innocent students and educators, and stands in solidarity with the people of Pakistan, and all who fight the menace of terrorism." 
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