Most of APS attackers have 'met their fate': COAS

Says the incident united the entire nation, who now stand firmly with the affected families

Kamran Yousaf July 15, 2015
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif meeting a student of APS peshawar during iftar dinner hosted at Corps Headquarters in Peshawar on Wednesday. PHOTO: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that most of the terrorists involved in the December 16 massacre at Army Public School (APS) Peshawar, have met their fate.

While visiting Corps Headquarters in Peshawar, where an Iftar dinner had been hosted in the honour the families of the APS attack victims, the Army chief said that it had united the nation.

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“General Raheel Sharif met each victim's family and separately expressed his profound grief and solidarity with the bereaved families,” a statement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

While talking to the parents and families of the victims, the COAS paid glowing tributes to the martyrs as well as those who were wounded on that fateful day on December 16, noting their great sacrifice.

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Reiterating the commitment that the whole nation, along with the armed forces, stood firmly with the affected families, General Raheel said, “The sacrifice of our young martyrs has united the nation. The tragic APS incident cannot be forgotten. No religion and society allows such a heinous act, and the terrorists who killed the innocent schoolchildren have no religion.”

With most of the APS attackers meeting their fate, he said that the ongoing army operation will not stop until the last terrorist is eliminated.

Prayers was also offered for the martyred children, teachers and soldiers.


Sarfaraz Abbasi | 7 years ago | Reply General Raheel - Our Bubber-Sher
Ali anwer | 7 years ago | Reply I Salute Gen Raheel Shareef, an officer and a gentleman. He is a true leader of the country and a son of the soil. Not only a battle hardened soldier but a human and compassinate person who was first to reach Karachi after the Safoora Goth massacre and also is always with the APS survivors and the families of the poor victims. The nation salutes you.
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