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Horror in Peshawar

The cowardly attack on hundreds of Pakistani schoolchildren by Taliban fighters in the city of Peshawar Tuesday has rightly drawn the condemnation of the world. The militants targeted a school where many members of Pakistan's officer corps send their children. By the time the attackers were routed from the building more than 140 students and teachers lay dead, with scores more wounded. What happened there can only be described as an atrocity committed by murderous criminals.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif angrily denounced the terrorists as "enemies of Pakistan, enemies of Islam and enemies of humanity" and vowed to intensify the military offensive his government...