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Security Council strongly condemns terrorist bomb attacks in India

13 July 2011 – The Security Council condemned in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attacks in various parts of the Indian city of Mumbai, describing the blasts as “heinous acts” and reaffirming that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation.

The blasts killed more than 20 people and injured over 100 others, according to media reports.

The Council expressed its deep sympathy and sincere condolences to the victims of the explosions, their families and the people and Government of India.

“The members of the Security Council reiterated their determination to combat all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations,” Ambassador Peter Wittig of Germany, which holds the Council’s rotating presidency this month, said in a statement read out to the press.

The Council reaffirmed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever committed,” the statement said.



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