Brussels, 20/01/2016
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STATEMENT

Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the attack on the Bacha Khan University, Pakistan

Another attack against the innocent, the youth and the very future of Pakistan. One year after the deadly attack on the Peshawar Army School, today, Bacha Khan University in the very same Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province has been targeted. An attack on a place of study is not only cowardly, but it is also an attack on all of us who believe in the power and the importance of education.

I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. The European Union stands firm by the people of Pakistan, the Pakistani authorities, and others in the region in their fight against terrorism. The fight is not theirs alone; we as the international community must all continue to face it and overcome it together.