John Kerry says ‘devastating’ Pakistan school attack angers the world

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London | Updated: December 17, 2014 4:45:16 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday's Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar had angered the world.

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday’s Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan in which at least 130 people – most of them children – died had angered the world.

“The news of the brazen murder of more than 120 innocent students in Peshawar is devastating,” he told reporters. “This morning, wherever you live, wherever you are, those are our children and this is the world’s loss.

“This act of terror angers and shakes all people of conscience … the perpetrators must be brought to justice.”

Kerry also expressed support for Australians after Monday’s hostage-taking in a Sydney cafe which left two innocent people dead.

“We grieve with Australia, with the families of all those terrorised, injured and killed,” he said. “Even though we are at opposite ends of the globe, the United States and Australia are united … by our values and our years of cooperation together.”

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