Bulgaria condemns Taliban terrorist attack on Peshawar school

Bulgaria strongly condemned the brutal terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, which has left more than 130 dead, most of them children, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said on December 16 2014.

A group of Islamist militants wearing military uniforms and with explosives strapped to their bodies stormed a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan on December 16, killing at least 130 people, mostly students, the Voice of America reported.

A provincial official said the militants also wounded at least 122 others.

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was an act of retaliation for Pakistan’s offensive targeting militants in the country’s northwestern tribal region, near the Afghan border, VOA said.

“We reaffirm our strong support of the efforts of the international community for eradication of all forms of terrorism and remain committed to the furthering of the EU-Pakistan counter-terrorism dialogue,” Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry said.



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