Venezuela condemns deadly bomb attacks in India

November 1st, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Caracas, Nov 1 (Xinhua) Venezuela has strongly condemned the deadly serial bomb attacks in India’s Assam state, which killed at least 77 people and injured some 300.”The Venezuelan government reaffirms its repudiation of all kinds of terrorist attacks and deplorable practices,” a Venezuelan foreign ministry statement said Friday.

Expressing solidarity with India, the ministry said it advocates the settlement of problems in a “non-violent and equal” manner.

On Thursday, as many as 12 bombs went off in less than an hour in Assam’s major city of Guwahati and its western districts of Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Bongaigaon.

An unknown terror group calling itself The Islamic Security Force (Indian Mujahideen) Friday claimed responsibility for the bombings. Police have traced the mobile number to a place in eastern Assam and identified the owner of the SIM card.

The police said the group was floated in 2000 in western Assam to fight the state’s Bodo tribal militants.

A seven-member elite National Security Group (NSG) team arrived Thursday evening to help in the investigations.

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