Sonia condemns ‘mindless’ Assam blasts

October 30th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Sonia GandhiNew Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Describing the serial bomb blasts in Assam as a “mindless and heinous crime”, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi Thursday expressed her distress and called for a united fight against terrorism.”I condemn this mindless and heinous crime perpetuated by those who are inimical to our country,” the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson said.

At least 61 people were killed and over 300 injured Thursday morning as a series of coordinated bombings shattered the bustle of markets in Guwahati and other areas of western Assam.

“I am extremely distressed and saddened to know about the bomb blasts that rocked Guwahati today killing and injuring a number of innocent people,” she said in a statement issued here.

“Terror shows its ugly face once again in our country and we should unitedly combat this menace in a sustained and comprehensive manner,” she said.

She also called upon the authorities to immediately provide relief to the unfortunate victims.

“I also send my heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved families in this hour of great sorrow,” Gandhi said.

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