Published On: Thu, Dec 18th, 2014 on 1:34 pm

Minute’s silence held in Leeds for Pakistani school attack victims

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Leeds Vigil Pakistan School Attack

Photos taken at the time event.

A minute’s silence has been observed to remember those killed in this week’s events in Pakistan.

People gathered outside the front of the Leeds Art Gallery at 11am to mourn the deaths of over 140 people at a school in Peshawar.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Cllr David Congreve, said: “People in Leeds and across the world have been deeply moved by the reports and images we have seen following these appalling events.”

On Tuesday, Taliban gunmen broke into Peshawar’s Army Public School before opening fire.

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

The gunmen wore bomb vests and cut through a wire fence to gain entry to the school, before launching an attack on an auditorium where children were taking an exam.

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

A three-day mourning period was declared by the Pakistani government as funerals took place for the victims.

More photographs were taken by our photographer/reporter at the event. They will be available to view and buy here.

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