Modi speaks to Sharif

NEW DELHI, Dec 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight spoke to his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif offering his “deepest condolences” on the dastardly terror attack at a school in Peshawar and said India stands firmly with his country in the fight against terrorism.
Giving details of his conversation with Sharif in his Twitter account, Modi appealed to all schools across India to observe two-minute silence tomorrow “as a mark of solidarity.”
As many as 141 people, nearly all of them school children, were massacred today when heavily-armed Taliban suicide bombers stormed a Pakistan army-run school in Peshawar firing indiscriminately, leaving another 130 injured.
“Spoke to PM Nawaz Sharif over the telephone. Offered my deepest condolences on the dastardly terror attack in Peshawar”, said Modi in a post on the micro-blogging site.
Reaching out to Sharif, Modi said in a separate post, that “India stands firmly with Pakistan in fight against terror. Told PM Sharif we are ready to provide all assistance during this hour of grief.”
“In the wake of dastardly attack in Pakistan, I appeal to schools across India to observe 2 mins of silence tomorrow as a mark of solidarity”, Modi said in another tweet.
In tweets earlier in the day, Modi strongly condemned the terror attack on the Peshawar school, calling it “cowardly” and “a senseless act of unspeakable brutality”.
“My heart goes out to everyone who lost their loved ones today. We share their pain & offer our deepest condolences.
“Strongly condemn the cowardly terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar. It is a senseless act of unspeakable brutality that has claimed lives of the most innocent of human beings – young children in their school,” Modi tweeted. (PTI)

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