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Pakistan/terrorist attack on a school

Published on December 17, 2014
Statement by M. Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development
Paris, December 16, 2014

Pakistani Taliban attacked a school in Peshawar today. While the hostage-taking is still ongoing, very many people have reportedly been killed, the majority of them children.

France condemns this monstrous act. I extend my sympathy and my condolences to the victims’ families and close friends.

France stands alongside the Pakistani people and government in this tragic ordeal, and expresses its wholehearted solidarity with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism./.

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