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Statement by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on the terrorist attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul

On board Air India One enroute to Sapporo, Japan
July 7, 2008

I am horrified to know of the death of our personnel in the dastardly terrorist attack on our Embassy in Kabul. The loss of these precious Indian and Afghan lives in the service of their country must be condemned in the strongest terms possible. Those responsible, directly or indirectly, for this terrorist attack and for making this possible are no better than the worst criminals.

I offer my deep condolences to those who have lost their loved ones and those who have suffered grievous injuries. India is with the families of those bereaved today. We will do all that we can to help them bear their loss and grief. This is our pledge.

We have lost Indians who were helping their Afghan brothers to rebuild their lives and country. That endeavour must continue with renewed commitment.