People chant “Death to terrorists” outside Army Public School; pray, resolve to fight terror at stricken school

PESHAWAR, Dec 21 (INP): Thousands of people visited the Army Public School Peshawar on Sunday to mourn more than 140 people, mostly children, massacred by the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists and demanded action against militants.

Men, women and children from Peshawar and other cities visited the institution to offer prayers for those killed in the country’s deadliest-ever terror attack.

Masons laid bricks and poured cement to raise the height of the wall around the Army Public School as mourners chanted slogans of “Death to terrorists”, “Long live Pakistan army”, “The blood of martyrs will not go waste” and “Taliban are savages”.

A woman said parents had thought their sons and daughters would be safe in school. But now they believed their children were not safe anywhere.

“First they attacked mosques, then markets and now they have started attacking schools. We cannot tolerate this. We can die, but we will not let our children be killed,” she said.

Tributes and condolences poured in on social media as well. The city’s Christian community will cancel Christmas celebrations and will just hold a service on Dec 25, said the Rev Patrick John of All Saints Church.

 

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