India condemns terror attack in Jerusalem seminary

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New Delhi, Mar 7 (UNI) India today condemned the terrorist attack at a seminary in West Jerusalem in which eight Israeli students were killed and several wounded, and at the same time, called for stopping all violence, including ''disproportionate retaliation by Israel.'' An External Affairs Ministry spokesman said India condemned the ''mindless terrorist attack'' on the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva in West Jerusalem last evening, in which eight innocent young Israeli lives were lost and several others injured.

It said terrorism in any form could not be tolerated.

The spokesman said the issues confronting West Asia today were serious in nature and had to be addressed through dialogue.

''The current cycle of violence, including disproportionate retaliation by Israel, which has been taken to unprecedented levels, will have to cease if the suffering of the peoples of the region is to end,'' the spokesman added.

At least eight people were killed and about 35 wounded yesterday by an armed man who opened fire in Mercaz Harav Yeshiva, a Jewish seminary in West Jerusalem.

The attacker reportedly entered a library where about 80 people were gathered. He was later shot dead.

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