US condemns serial blasts in UP

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New Delhi, Nov 23 (UNI) The United States today strongly condemned the serial blasts in Uttar Pradesh and said such acts strengthened people's resolve, including ''India's friends in the international community,'' to defeat terrorism.

A statement issued by the US embassy here said the terror attacks in Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi, were apparently directed against institutions of law and justice.

''Such acts strengthen the resolve of all well intentioned people, including India's friends in the international community, to defeat terrorism and build peace based on rule of law,'' the statement said.

It also extended sympathies to the victims of these ''criminal acts'' and their families.

At least 13 people were killed and scores wounded in serial bomb explosions in Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad today.


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