US condemns bombing attacks in India

November 1st, 2008 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Oct 31 (Xinhua) The US has strongly condemned the series of bomb blasts that killed more than 70 people and injured about 300 in India’s northeastern state of Assam Thursday. “There is absolutely no justification for the use of violence against innocent people,” State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said at the daily press briefing here Friday.

“We convey our condolences to those who lost loved ones and friends in this attack and certainly wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured,” McCormack said.

As manay as nine carefully coordinated bombs went off in less than an hour in district of Western Assam and the capital Guwahati.

An unknown terror group calling itself ‘The Islamic Security Force (Indian Mujahideen)’ Friday claimed responsibility for the bombings.

The police have confirmed the existence of a terror outfit by this name. They said such a group was floated in 2000 in western Assam and was basically aimed at fighting Bodo militants.

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