"Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this," she said in a statement

By Tara Fowler
Updated December 16, 2014 04:00 PM
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Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has condemned the Taliban for their “cowardly” attack in Pakistan.

On Tuesday, Taliban militants attacked a school in Peshawar, killing 141 people, most of them children. They stormed the school that morning, armed with enough ammunition and supplies to last for days, CNN reports. The siege ended Tuesday evening, with the seven militants behind the attack dead.

“I am heartbroken by this senseless and cold-blooded act of terror in Peshawar that is unfolding before us,” Yousafzai said in a statement.

“Innocent children in their school have no place in horror such as this,” she continued. “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. ”

She concluded: “I, along with millions of others around the world, mourn these children, my brothers and sisters – but we will never be defeated.”

Yousafzai was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work “against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education.”

At just 17, she is the youngest-ever winner of the prestigious award.

In October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. She survived because the bullet did not enter her brain and British doctors were able to save her.