ISLAMABAD- Pakistan has reiterated its resolve to root out terrorism from its soil following an attack on army-run school in Peshawar, leaving at least 126 people dead and over 100 more injured.

“The Pakistani nation stands united in condemning this heinous crime and remains resolute in its commitment to eliminate terrorism from the soil of Pakistan,” according to statement issued by Pakistan’s Foreign office today. “We pay our homage to our brave soldiers who are engaged in a valiant effort to root out terrorism from the country,” the statement said.

“The people of Pakistan are deeply shocked and grieved at the despicable act of terrorism in a Peshawar school. The terrorists have once again shown that they have no regard for human life and no respect for children,” it said.

“In this hour of grief, our hearts go out to the families of these young children who embraced shahadat today. Such cold blooded cowardly acts cannot weaken the resolve of the people of Pakistan, the government, and the armed forces, to combat all terrorists. These terrorists are enemies of Pakistan, enemies of Islam and enemies of humanity,” the statement said. “Success will Inshallah be of our brave and indomitable people,” it added.