17 Dec 2014 - 13:47
Official Tbilisi has publically condemned the "horrific” and "barbaric” terrorist attack in Pakistan yesterday that left more than 130 school children dead.
The attack, which took place in a school in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, was condemned by Georgia’s Foreign Ministry. The Ministry expressed deep condolences to the families of the victims and wished a successful recovery to those who were injured.
"The Georgian Foreign Ministry condemns in the strongest terms the horrific terrorist act committed on December 16, 2014, in Peshawar, Pakistan, which claimed the lives of numerous innocent people, including of more than 130 school students,” read the Ministry’s special statement.
"We are shocked with the extent of the tragedy and barbarity committed by the terrorists, which is a grave crime against the entire civilized world.”
"In this difficult moment we stand with the people of Pakistan and convey our condolences to the families of the terrorism victims,” the statement read.
Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili also sent a condolence letter to Pakistani Prime Minister.
"We express our deepest sorrow over the heinous terrorist attack on a public army school carried out in Peshawar, Pakistan, on December 16, 2014, which claimed the lives of innocent people, including 132 children. In this time of grief, we stand by the Pakistani people and share the pain and immense grief of the families of those killed," read Irakli Garibashvili’s letter.
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 141 people including 132 children who attended a local Army-run school in Peshawar, a city in the country’s north-west. The attack was described as the deadliest in Pakistan’s history.