India mourns terrorist school massacre in Peshawar

As the world voiced sorrow and disgust at the Pakistan Taliban's attack on a school in Peshawar, Indian Prime Minister Modi condemned the 'dastardly attack' and appealed to India to mourn the deaths as a 'mark of solidarity. Following the PM's appeal schools across India participated in prayer sessions and observed a two-minute silence to show their support to Pakistani children. The attack has touched many in India and one group of students said they felt like terror had hit their own neighbourhood. Peshawar is just 497 miles from Delhi, where students expressed words of support for Pakistani schoolchildren. At one school in Baroda, schoolchildren stood with black ribbons tied over their mouths and held placards reading 'Stop Terrorism'. Teachers are worried about the impact of this horrific attack on children in India saying they had to reassure the children that schools are safe. The ghastly attack was carried out by seven Taliban attackers all wearing bomb vests. The Peshawar Army Public School where the eight hour siege took place, has both male and female students from military and civilian backgrounds. A total of 125 people were wounded before all seven attackers were killed. PM Modi telephoned his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to express his deep grief and sorrow over the attack.