Worldwide vigils vow not to forget the Taliban’s massacre of schoolchildren in Peshawar

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WASHINGTON — A vigil was held in the nation’s capital [and in cities with Pakistan communities around the world] in remembrance of those killed by a Taliban terrorist attack at a military-run Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday that killed 132 children and nine staff members.

A vigil at the Dupont Circle fountain in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 17 remembered the 140 people killed in a terrorist attack at the military-run Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. / Christian Post

A vigil at the Dupont Circle fountain in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 17 remembered the 140 people killed in a terrorist attack at the military-run Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. / Christian Post

Asad Majeed Khan, deputy chief of Mission at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington, D.C. and an attendee of the vigil, told The Christian Post that he was there in solidarity with those in mourning.

“I am to be with those who are here to express solidarity and support for the victims and the families of those who were killed in Peshawar,” said Khan, who told CP that having hundreds of people from diverse backgrounds gather in Washington’s Dupont Circle was “remarkable.”

“You can see people from all colors and creeds and people with the different religions have come together in support and solidarity,” Khan asserted. “This is a message that I take also from here this evening that this is not a fight for any country in particular, this is not a particular ethnic group or a particular religion’s fight, this is a fight in which we are all together.”

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