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Pictures show bullet-ridden walls inside Pakistan school

The pictures show the destruction caused during the attack Credit: APTN

Photographs taken inside the Pakistan school where at least 132 children and nine staff died in a Taliban attack show bullet-ridden walls and bloodied books on the floor.

A bloodied text book Credit: APTN

Funeral prayers are today being said for the victims who died in the attack in Peshawar.

A shoe on a bloodied floor in the school Credit: APTN

Funeral prayers and vigils for school attack victims

Funeral prayers were held today for some of the children murdered by Taliban militants in an attack on a Pakistani school yesterday.

People attend funeral prayers for two male students who were killed in the attack. Credit: Reuters

Vigils are also taking place around the country and in neighbouring India after the attack in Peshawar, which left 132 schoolchildren and nine members of staff dead.

Schoolchildren hold candles and placards in the northern Indian city of Amritsar. Credit: Reuters

Three days of mourning were announced by Pakistan's Prime Minister following the violent siege.

Schoolchildren take part in a prayer for victims of the victims in the Indian city of Mathura. Credit: Reuters


School attack victim's father: Pakistan government 'failed'

Advocate Ajun Khan, the father of a 15-year-old boy killed in the Peshawar attack. Credit: ITV News

The father of a 15-year-old boy killed in the Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar has blamed Pakistan's security forces for failing to protect children and staff.

Advocate Ajun Khan told ITV News: "They totally ignored each and every thing about our security, about our children [...] they have completely failed."

Khan, who works in the local courts, said the military-run school usually had security at its gates as well as personnel with weapons on the roof.

He described his son, Asfand, who was in the final year of his studies, as "very intelligent" and said he was "very badly injured" when he saw him before his death.

Three days of mourning after Pakistan school massacre

Three days of mourning have begun in Pakistan in the wake of a Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar which left 132 students and nine members of staff dead.

An armed guard is stationed at the entrance to the school Credit: Reuters

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced the official mourning period as people around the country lit candles and staged overnight vigils in honour of the slaughtered schoolchildren.

The grounds of the Army Public School - the scene of the attack - were all but empty this morning, aside from snipers manning the roofs and an armed guard at the entrance.

Pakistani PM vows 'revenge' after school massacre

The Pakistani Prime Minister has vowed revenge on the Taliban for a horrific attack on a school, leaving more than 130 children dead.

A total of 132 schoolchildren and nine staff members were killed in the siege Credit: Reuters

A total of 132 schoolchildren and nine staff members were killed in the siege at the Army Public School in Peshawar.

Speaking after the attack, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vowed to "take revenge for each and every drop of our children's blood that was spilt."


Malala calls on Pakistan leaders to 'fight against terrorism'

Malala Yousafzai, who was herself shot by the Taliban when she was just 14, said she stands by those who were killed or injured in today's school attack in Peshawar.

My family and I are heartbroken after hearing the news that more than 100 innocent children and teachers have lost their lives in this recent attack in a school in Peshwar.

We stand with all those families and all those children who are injured right now and who are suffering this big trauma and now it is time that we unite.

I call upon the international community, leaders in Pakistan, all political parties and everyone that we should stand up together and fight against terrorism and we should make sure that every child gets safe and quality education.

– Malala Yousafzai

Cameron: Attacks show threat posed by 'poisonous' ideology of extremists

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the attacks in Australia and Pakistan showed the worldwide threat posed by the "poisonous ideology of extremist Islamic terrorism".

Addressing a committee of MPs, Mr Cameron said: "It is nothing to do with one of the world's great religion's Islam, which is a religion of peace, this is a perversion.

"But we have to recognise the scale of what we face in this country, but also as we see around the world, and we must, with our allies, use everything we have in our power to defeat it.

"That means combating terrorism. It means defeating ISIL in Iraq and Syria but above all it means asserting the freedoms that we hold to - the values of freedom, of tolerance and democracy."

The Prime Minister added: "This is going to be the struggle of our generation both here in our own country and around the world and we're going to have to show every bit of resilience".

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