Astana Joins in Condemnation of Peshawar Attack

ASTANA – Kazakhstan “strongly condemns the act of terrorism committed in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Dec. 16,” the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement released on Dec. 17.

590x400-ZdanieMFAAccording to news reports quoting the Pakistani military, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban attacked an army-run school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, including 132 children.

“We express our deep condolences to the government of Pakistan, the families and close ones of those who perished and wish speedy recovery to all injured during the terrorist attack,” the Kazakh foreign ministry said joining in nearly universal condemnation of the heinous act, the Taliban’s deadliest in Pakistan.

“The killing of innocent children and teachers causes special indignation and revulsion and shows the utmost inhuman nature of terrorists,” it added.

“Kazakhstan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, urges the international community to take collective efforts in decisive fight against this scourge and calls for the soonest adoption of a Universal Convention on the Fight Against International Terrorism,” the Kazakh foreign ministry said.