LONDON- Pakistan’s Nobel Laureate Malala Yousfazai said that she was ‘heartbroken’ over deadly attack at an army-run school in Peshawar.

"I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us,” Malala said in a statement. At least 126 schoolchildren were killed while 122 more injured, as militants barged into Army Public School in Peshawar.

“Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this. I condemn these atrocious and cowardly acts and stand united with the government and armed forces of Pakistan, whose efforts so far to address this horrific event are commendable.”

“I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters - but we will never be defeated," she added.

Seventeen-year-old Malala, who now lives in Britain, became a global icon after she was shot and nearly killed by the Taliban in her native Pakistan in October 2012 for insisting that girls had a right to an education.