India condemns ‘cowardly’ attack on mission in Kabul (Afternoon Lead)

July 7th, 2008 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India Monday strongly condemned the “cowardly terrorist attack” on its mission in Kabul that killed several people and underlined that such violence will not deter it from undertaking construction projects in Afghanistan. “We convey with deep regret that there was a suicide car bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Navtej Sarna said here.

The government was in touch with ambassador Jayant Prashad, who it said was supervising arrangements for medical assistance for the injured.

“The government of India strongly condemns this cowardly terrorists’ attack on its diplomatic mission in Afghanistan,” the spokesperson said.

“Such acts of terror will not deter us from fulfilling our commitments to the government and people of Afghanistan,” he added.

The ministry did not give the details of the deceased or the injured.

“We fear that there may be casualties among our personnel and are ascertaining full details,” the spokesperson said.

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