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Pakistan condemns Mumbai bomb attacks

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, July 14 ,IRNA -- Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Wednesday condemned multiple blasts in the Indian commercial city of Mumbai, which killed and injured scores of people.

Indian media reported that three blasts killed at least 8 people and injured 50 others.

President Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani, the Government and the people of Pakistan, have condemned the blasts in Mumbai and expressed distress on the loss of lives and injuries, the Foreign Ministry said.

The President and the Prime Minister have expressed their deepest sympathies to the Indian leadership on the loss of lives, injuries and damage to property in Mumbai, a Foreign Ministry statement said.

Indian media have quoted the home ministry as saying the explosions are a terrorist attacks.
The city has been put on a state of high alert, the reports say.

The Indian authorities have not yet said who they believe might be behind the explosions and no group has said it carried them out.

In November 2008, a series of attacks in Mumbai had killed nearly 170 people and injured hundreds of others. Those attacks were blamed on Pakistan’s based ‘Lashkar-e-Taiba’ Group.

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