Pakistan school attack: France and Germany condemn 'vile' acts

French President Francois Hollande condemned what he described as a "vile" attack on a school in Pakistan Tuesday that has killed at least 130 people, the majority children. -- PHOTO: AFP
French President Francois Hollande condemned what he described as a "vile" attack on a school in Pakistan Tuesday that has killed at least 130 people, the majority children. -- PHOTO: AFP

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER, FRANCE/BERLIN (AFP) - France and Germany have condemned the Taleban attack on a school in Pakistan on Tuesday.

French President Francois Hollande condemned what he described as a "vile" attack that has killed at least 130 people, the majority children.

"No words can express the ignominy of such an attack against children in their school," Hollande said in a statement.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a statement he condemned the “criminal attack in the strongest terms”.

“The hostage-taking and murder of children exceeds in its cruel cowardice all that Pakistan, stricken by years of terror and violence, has known before. “We mourn with the people of Pakistan the victims of this bloody terrorist attack. Our hearts go out to the families of the victims. For the many injured we wish speedy recoveries.”