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Malala: Pakistan attacks a 'senseless and cold blooded act of terror'

Taliban militants killed 126 schoolchildren at a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan, authorities announced Tuesday. Malala Yousafzai, who was herself shot by the Taliban while on a school bus, has condemned the attacks, calling them a "senseless and cold-blooded act of terror."

Here's the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner's statement about the attacks:

I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us. 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. [The Associated Press]

Yousafzai, an advocate for girls' education, has left Pakistan and now studies in the U.K.