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World leaders condemn Mumbai attacks

Ajit Jain | November 27, 2008 03:06 IST
Last Updated: November 27, 2008 08:11 IST

United States on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and said Washington stands ready to support India. "We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks that have taken place in Mumbai. "Our sympathies go out to the families and friends of those killed and injured, and to the people of Mumbai", the State department said.

"We are monitoring the situation very closely and stand ready to support the Indian authorities as they deal with this horrific series of attacks. At this point, we are unaware of any American casualties," it added.

Brown promises 'vigorous response':
Strongly condemning the terror attacks in Mumbai, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said on Wednesday the 'outrageous' attacks in Mumbai will be met with a 'vigorous response'.

"I have sent a message to Prime Minister (Manmohan) Singh that the UK stands solidly with his government as they respond," he said, adding the UK is ready to offer all necessary help to India.  "Urgent action is underway to offer every possible protection to British citizens in the region," Brown said. Foreign Secretary David Miliband said the attacks were a reminder of the threat from violent extremists. "I condemn these attacks unreservedly. Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those killed and injured," he said.

The UK and India will continue their joint efforts to counter the actions of terrorists."

Cowardly attacks, says Canada [Images]:
Canada too has strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

In a teleconference with the media, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said, 'Canada strongly condemns the savage terrorist attacks in Mumbai, which have left hundreds of innocent civilians injured or killed.  These cowardly attacks are truly appalling.' 

Speaking on behalf of all Canadians, he extended his 'condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives, and I wish a speedy recovery to the injured. We are working with the Indian authorities to assist any Canadians who may have been directly affected by these events. We will continue to monitor events as they develop.'

Additional Reportage: PTI

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