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Pulwama Attack: World leaders extend support to India, vow to fight terror

Countries From Across The Globe Condemned The Attack With Nations Such As The US, Russia And France Asserting That They Stand With India

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 15 Feb 2019, 08:37:12 AM
The terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district has drawn international condemnation (Photo: Twitter@ANI)

New Delhi:

The terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district has drawn international condemnation. Countries from across the globe condemned the attack with nations such as the US, Russia and France asserting that they stand with India. At least 42 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 350 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district that also left many critically wounded.

The US while condemning the attack said, "The US Mission in India strongly condemns today's terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims," US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster tweeted.

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Russia stressed the need to combat such "inhuman acts" with collective response without any double standards. "We denounce terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterate the need to combat these inhuman acts with decisive and collective response without any double standards," a Russian Embassy statement said.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in a message through the country's High Commission, here, said her country remains steadfast in its commitment against terrorism of all forms and manifestations and maintains a zero-tolerance policy against any kind of terrorist activities. Bangladesh would continue to work and cooperate with international community including India to eradicate the menace of terrorism, she said.

Pakistan called the attack a matter of grave concern. In a tweet, FO spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said, "We have always condemned heightened acts of violence in Valley." Asserting that Pakistan has "always condemned acts of violence" anywhere in the world, it said, "We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian media and government that seek to link the attack to Pakistan without investigations."

Israel while condemning the attack said “We stand by our Indian friends during this difficult hour and send our deepest condolences to CPRF and their families, people of India and the Indian government following the terrible Kashmir terror attack.”

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French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler said France most firmly condemns the heinous attack perpetrated in Jammu & Kashmir. "France has always been and always will be by India's side in the fight against terrorism in all its forms," he said.

Germany strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack, saying stands by its strategic partner India.

Australia, Turkey, Canada and Czech Republic also condemned the horrific terror attack.

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First Published : 15 Feb 2019, 08:37:06 AM