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PublishDate: Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:08

Pakistan condemns Mumbai bomb attacks

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani Wednesday condemned three blasts in the Indian commercial city of Mumbai, which killed and injured scores of people.

Indian media reported that three blasts in the afore-said city killed at least 20 people and injured 113 others.

"President Zardari, Prime Minister Gilani, the government and the people of Pakistan, have all condemned the blasts in Mumbai and expressed distress over the loss of lives and injuries," said the Foreign Ministry.

The President and the Prime Minister have expressed their deepest sympathies to the Indian leadership over the loss of lives, injuries and damage to property in Mumbai, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.

Indian media have quoted the home ministry as saying the explosions are a terrorist attack. The city has been put on a state of high alert following the blasts, said the lcoal reports.

The Indian authorities have not yet said who they believe might be behind the explosions and no group has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

In November 2008, a series of attacks in Mumbai had killed 160 people and injured hundreds of others. Those attacks were blamed on Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba" group.

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