Pakistan school attack: PM Sharif vows to end 'terrorism'

He spoke after emergency talks with all main political parties to discuss the attack, which sparked national outrage.The funerals of the victims are continuing throughout the day across the country, as well as prayer vigils.Gunmen went from class to class shooting the students in the Pakistani Taliban's deadliest attack to date.New images of the school published by a BBC team that gained access to the site on Wednesday showed the scale and brutality of the attack, with pools of blood on the ground and walls covered in pockmarks from hundreds of bullets.

'Stand united'

The Pakistani Taliban (TTP) said they had carried out the attack against the Army Public School to avenge army-led operations against them in the Khyber and North Waziristan areas.Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif is on a surprise trip to Afghanistan to discuss security co-ordination aimed at tackling the Taliban insurgency. All seven attackers were killed during the eight-hour siege at the school.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan stood united to ensure the deaths of the children were not wasted, after meeting party leaders in Peshawar on Wednesday.In any action against the militants, he said, there would be no distinction between "good and bad" Taliban.People across Pakistan are marking three days of public mourning.

"We...have resolved to continue the war against terrorism till the last terrorist is eliminated," he added.He also announced an end to the moratorium on the death penalty for terrorism cases, which correspondents say is a move aimed at countering a view held by many Pakistanis that many terror suspects end up evading justice. Images taken by a BBC team inside a classroom show the level of destruction. An office belonging the school principal was hit by a suicide bomber.