Britain condemns 'deplorable' Mumbai bombings

13th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain on Wednesday condemned as "deplorable acts of terrorism" three simultaneous blasts in the Indian commercial capital Mumbai that killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more.

"I send my deepest condolences to all those who have lost relatives or been injured in the bomb blasts in Mumbai," said Foreign Secretary William Hague in a statement.

"These were deplorable acts of terrorism. The UK stands firmly with India in the face of such atrocities.

"We are committed to working with the Indian government and our allies and partners to combat the threat from terrorism in all its forms."

He said a Foreign Office team was in Mumbai to support any British nationals who may have been caught up in the attacks.

A spokesman added investigations were at an early stage and it was unclear whether any Britons were involved.

The Mumbai bombings on Wednesday are the deadliest attack on India's commercial capital since a traumatic 2008 assault by Islamist militants during which 166 people died

© 2011 AFP

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