U.S. Support for Pakistan to Combat Terrorism

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel

After Tuesday’s attack by Taliban terrorists on a school in Peshawar (Pakistan), the U.S. has condemned the attack and extended its support to Pakistan for the country to fight against terrorism.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel issued a statement Tuesday, saying “on behalf of all the men and women of the U.S. Defense Department, I extend our deepest condolences to the people of Pakistan following the ruthless attack on the army public school in Peshawar.”

The Pakistan Taliban – Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) – has claimed responsibility for the attack on an army school in Peshawar.

[ Read: Taliban Militants Kill 84 School Children in Pakistan ]

“This heartless slaughter of over 100 innocent students and teachers was an act of pure cowardice. The United States remains committed to supporting Pakistan in its efforts to combat extremism and ensure stability in the region. As we stand firm with the Pakistani people and military in their fight against terrorists, we also honor their sacrifices, and join the victims’ families and loved ones in their mourning,” said Hagel in his statement.

Photo courtesy: U.S. Defense Department

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