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25 August 2003

Powell Condemns Mumbai Bombing

Expresses outrage and condolences to Indian External Affairs Minister

Following is the text of a State Department statement condemning the August 25 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, and relating Secretary of State Colin Powell's expression of outrage and condolences:

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
August 25, 2003

STATEMENT BY PHILIP T. REEKER, DEPUTY SPOKESMAN

Bombing in Mumbai, India

The United States condemns the senseless and cowardly terrorist attacks today in Mumbai, India. We hope that the perpetrators will be quickly identified and brought to justice. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell spoke this morning to Indian External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha about the bombings, which killed dozens of innocent people and injured many others. Secretary Powell expressed our outrage at the attacks and our condolences to the Indian government and people and to the families of the victims.

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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