Published On: Fri, Dec 19th, 2014 on 12:44 am

Candle-lit vigil held in Bradford for Peshawar attack victims

Bradford Vigil Peshawar School Attack

A candle vigil was held in the city of Bradford yesterday to remember over 140 people who were killed in a terrorist attack in Pakistan.

Crowds gathered outside City Hall to mourn the deaths of those killed by Taliban gunmen at Peshawar’s Army Public School on Tuesday.

Bradford Vigil Peshawar School AttackSeven gunmen cut through a wire fence to gain entry to the school, before launching an attack on an auditorium where children were taking an exam.

They killed at least 132 innocent children and nine staff, wounding over 100 others.

Students were shot by the gunmen and it has been reported that some female teachers were burned alive during the attack.

President of the Overseas Pakistan Solidarity movement, Asif Khan, said: “The act of terrorism was against humanity. They were trying to target Pakistan, and put fear into our new generation.

“We will stand up and defeat them. Our nation will come out of the challenges, find the forces responsible and crush them.”

A Pakistani flag was flown half mast outside Bradford’s City Hall, and a minute’s silence was observed in Leeds on the same day.

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- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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