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Google removes Peshawar school massacre Android game from Play store

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:26 IST

Google Play has removed Pakistan Army Retribution, an Android game based on the killings of over 130 school children at a Peshawar school by the Taliban in 2014.

Gadgets 360 reports, "As per the game's description that's still visible on certain third-party app stores, players would play as the leading role in the armed forces of Pakistan and fight for your nation's pride in this first person shooter. Use sniper and machine gun to eliminate the terrorist forces."

The game was criticised severely by Pakistan's leading newspaper Dawn, for "failing on all fronts."

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"As much as some would argue the desire to tackle an attacker, visiting the school in this virtual manner is in poor taste," the publication's review reads. "The Peshawar attack was a tragedy that holds national significance since it sent the entire nation into trauma. Any recreation of the carnage that day seems insensitive."

Unsurprisingly, this game has led to wide outrage on social media.

First published: 19 January 2016, 1:34 IST
 
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