India condemns Lahore blast

May 27th, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Taliban New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) India Wednesday condemned the blast in Lahore that killed over 20 people and hoped Pakistan can join hands in fighting “the spectre of terror”.
“I feel sorry that an incident has taken place in Lahore… We condemn this attack in Lahore,” External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna told reporters here.

“My heart goes out to the people and the families in Lahore … who have lost their lives,” he said.

“We hope Pakistan and India can join hands to fight this spectre of terror,” Krishna said, adding that India is monitoring the situation arising out of the attack.

A car bomb exploded near a police headquarters in Lahore early Wednesday, killing at least 23 people and wounding over 100.

The Pakistan government said the blast was in revenge for a military offensive against the Taliban in the Swat Valley in the northwest region.

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