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Deeply saddened by school shooting: Khurshid to Clinton

December 16, 2012 12:20 IST

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has written to his United States counterpart Hillary Clinton, condemning the killings at an elementary school in Connecticut and expressed solidarity with the American people.

"I was deeply saddened to learn the terrible news of the shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. The killing of children is a particularly abhorrent act; one which leaves the whole world diminished," he said in the letter.

Twenty six people, including 20 children, were killed when a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Connecticut on Friday. The gunman had also killed his mother at her apartment before going on the shooting spree at the school, from where his body was found later.

"As you and the American people try to come to terms with this act of complete senselessness, and to address the trauma caused by it, I want you to know that the gGovernment and people of India share your grief and prayers for consolation. Please accept my personal sympathy and solidarity, and that of the people of India for the friendly people of the United States," Khurshid said.


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