Pakistan condemns bomb blasts in India

Last Updated: Fri, Feb 22, 2013 09:50 hrs

-ANI): Pakistan on Friday condemned the deadly bomb attacks in Hyderabad, which killed at least 15 people and injured over 40 Thursday.

"Pakistan strongly condemns the bomb blasts in Hyderabad, India, last night causing several deaths and injuries," the Foreign Ministry said.

"Being itself a victim of terrorism, Pakistan fully understands and shares the pain and agony of the people of India. Our prayers and thoughts are with the families of victims of this terrorist attack," a Foreign Ministry statement said.

It said that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, adding that all acts of terrorism are unjustifiable regardless of their motivation.

Indian police termed the Hyderabad's serial blasts, near a bus stop and a theater in a busy commercial area and near a police commissioner's office of the city, as terrorist attack.

Hyderabad, which has a large Muslim population, has been subject to terrorist attacks in the past.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the attack " dastardly" and vowed to punish the perpetrators of the blasts, while appealing for calm of the public. (Xinhua-ANI)

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