Taliban gunmen Tuesday attacked an army-run school in north-west Pakistan killing as many as 126 people, most of them children, and celebrities from India and across the border condemned the killings saying it’s a "sick" and "black" day for the human race.
Heavily armed terrorists launched a brazen attack on an army-run school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city and according to BBC live tweets, an eyewitness said that the terrorists were entering every class and were killing the children, some as young as five-years- old.
A doctor at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar told BBC World News that some students were shot in the head and chest, while others died in a suicide bomb attack in their school playground.
Numbed and horrified by the assault, celebrities from India and Pakistan took to Twittter to condemn the gruesome attack:
Akshay Kumar: Feeling numb hearing about d terrorist attack on innocent children in #Peshawar! May God give strength to the victims families. RIP humanity
Javed Akhtar: 104 innocent children are killed by Talibans In Peshawar. A black day for humanity.
Priyanka Chopra: Appalling! What kind of wimps hurt kids! I send out a prayer. Please god…in whichever form and whatever name. Pls teach your children to value human life. I pray for peace. #Peshawar
Karan Johar: The Peshawar killing is just heartbreaking…the death of humanity on every level….helplessness is the only feeling.
R. Madhavan: Ohhhhhh…No no no. Please not children in schools. God this is not right. My heart and prayers go out to the children and families in Peshawar. Who are these people actually. Where are they from, their families, their upbringing, their faces, what can drive them to kill children.
Raveena Tandon: Which religion in the name of God allows this? Any parents nightmare #griefbeyondcompare The horror the pain! Oh god you are being questioned now as the world sheds tears for those innocent souls! Lil Angels of the future!
Farhan Akhtar: My heart has broken. The world failed those children in Peshawar … It’s a sad sad day.
Arjun Kapoor: Just reading about Peshawar never felt more helpless…my prayers with everyone in Peshawar all the children and parents…sad sad day.
Vishal Dadlani: This happens when you mix religion and politics. It’s a sad, sick world, where kids are killed in the name of God and politics. #Peshawar
Salim Merchant: Very disturbed about the terrorist attack in Peshawar army school. 21 kids lose their lives and many injured. When will this stuff stop?
Sophie Choudry: Innocent kids are victims and yet again religion the sick excuse. Heartbroken and ashamed that this is the world we live in! #PeshawarAttack
Shekhar Ravjiani: My heart goes out to the innocent souls that lose their lives everyday to acts of terror. Pray that humanity prevails someday.
Jackky Bhagnani: It’s shameful that terrorists are using innocent children to get their demand fulfilled. I pray for the safety of all the children.
Rajat Kapoor: Millions of year of evolution- FOR THIS? Kamaal hai!
Riteish Deshmukh: Death of Humanity – Wake up World – it’s not their issue -it’s our issue – we need to stand up.#PeshawarAttack
Sonu Sood: How can anyone kill 100 innocent students? Can’t be humans. My heart goes to the parents of those innocent Angels..#PeshawarAttack.
Milap Zaveri: They say God lives in every child. These Taliban bastards have killed God by killing these children. Disgusting and heart breaking.
Nimrat Kaur: Don’t have the courage to put the news on … Reading about the children of Peshawar is heart wrenching enough . No words at all.
Vivek Oberoi: *Killing innocent unarmed school children? This is not war, this is not -#*jihad, this is not -#Islam! This is purely inhuman! -#PeshawarAttack
Papon Angaraag: Killing School Kids?!! Where r we heading now?!Who instigates such cowardly acts! The keepers of religion & politics? All for power?#Peshawar
Rahul Bose: Everyday reveals a new face of evil. Courage, caring, hope, justice & love are never to be lost. We need them now more than ever. #Peshawar.
Sonam Kapoor: What a senseless unspeakable act. The world is filled with monsters. #Peshawar #PakSchoolSiege #PeshawarAttack
Kunal Kohli: Sad black day for humanity in Peshawar.
Sonu Nigam: Shocked to know what’s happened in Peshawar.. Gosh.. No access to TV. Came on Twitter for d promised chat for The Music Room.
Sonakshi Sinha: Oh god! What’s happening in this world. Times like these make you question humanity. Everyone please pray for whats happening in #Peshawar.
Reema Kagti: The attack on school kids is just horrific. Sad sad day. RIP innocent children let down by a senseless, violent world.
Shafqat Amanat Ali: Lady Reading Hospital in #Peshawar appealing for blood donation. Extreme shortage reported. Friends in #Peshawar please respond to this call.
Veena Malik Khan: I strongly condemned horrific attack of utter barbarism on innocent school children…shocked and Heartbroken!
Ali Zafar: This is sad. Real sad! Children:(
Adnan Sami: My heart weeps for the massacre & loss of the innocent angelic lives of the School Children in Peshawar today…This is the Ultimate form of Cowardice & Barbarism which no dictionary in the world can define. May Allah bless the souls of these beautiful children and may He give strength to their families. Today we all bleed with them.