Afghan Taleban condemns school attack by Pakistani Taleban

Rescue workers move the coffin of a student, who was killed during an attack by Taleban gunmen on the Army Public School, in Peshawar on Dec 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rescue workers move the coffin of a student, who was killed during an attack by Taleban gunmen on the Army Public School, in Peshawar on Dec 16, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

KABUL (REUTERS) - The Afghanistan Taleban have condemned an attack by the Pakistani Taleban on a school in Pakistan that killed at least 141 people on Tuesday.

"The intentional killing of innocent people, children and women are against the basics of Islam and this criteria has to be considered by every Islamic party and government," Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement.

The Pakistani Taleban are separate from but allied to the Afghan Taleban across the border. Both aim to overthrow their own governments and establish an Islamic state.