Indian Government condemns Lahore blast

May 27th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, May 27 (ANI): The Indian Government has condemned Wednesday’s blast in Lahore and urged the Pakistan Government to join hands with it to fight the menace.

“India has always taken the position that whereever there are strikes, we condemn it with all the forces at our command. We would express our sympathies to the Government of Pakistan and through them to the people who have lost their dear ones. We hope that Pakistan and India would join hands together to fight this terror,” said S. M. Krishna, External Affairs Minister.

A powerful bomb blast rocked Lahore on Wednesday killing over 30 people, besides injuring about 150 people and destroying over 40 vehicles.

According to reports, the blast took place in a building situated on Mall road adjacent to the Lahore High Court building. It was so powerful that several window panes of the court building were blown away.

Three buildings were completely destroyed in the blast and 30 dead bodies were reportedly found till reports last filtered in.

Gunshots were also heard in the area after the blast.

The attack was apparently aimed at the Lahore High Court, where Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed was due to be produced today.

Meanwhile, security forces claimed to have arrested a person near the incident site allegedly involved in the blast. (ANI)

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