Putin sends condolences to Pakistani president, PM on Peshawar school terrorist attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram of condolences to Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, the presidential press service reported on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a telegram of condolences to Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, the presidential press service reported on Wednesday.

"The head of state said he was shocked by the barbaric terrorist attack on a school in Peshawar, causing significant casualties among civilians, most of whom are children and teenagers," it said.

"The president of Russia strongly denounced this act by gunmen and supported the Pakistani efforts aimed at opposing the terrorist threat," it said.

Putin asked the Pakistani leaders to convey his condolences to the families of those killed and wish those injured the soonest possible recovery.

Taliban members in Pakistan attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 132 children and nine school employees on Tuesday.

Pakistan has declared a three-day national mourning period.

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