EU condemns ‘heinous’ Mumbai terror attacks

November 27th, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Brussels, Nov 27 (DPA) The European Union (EU) strongly condemns the terror attack in Indian financial capital Mumbai that killed 101 people Wednesday, officials in the bloc’s Brussels headquarters said.European Commission, the EU’s executive, “condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attacks this night in Mumbai which have cost the lives of many innocent people and injured others,” a statement released overnight said.

“Terrorism is never justified and is no means to achieve any goal. We stand by the Indian government in its fight against terrorism. Our thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured,” the statement said.

In a separate statement, the French government, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said that it had heard of the attacks with “horror and indignation” and “condemned them with the greatest rigour.”

The presidency “knows the attachment the people of India have to democracy” and “stands by their side during this dramatic trial,” the statement said.

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