India condemns attack on Karzai,calls for zero tolerance against ter

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New Delhi, Apr 27 (UNI) India today condemned the ''dastardly'' terrorist attack on Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and called upon the international community to show 'zero tolerance' against terrorism.

External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee while condemning the attack, also expressed relief that President Karzai was safe and unharmed.

''The External Affairs Minister condemned the dastardly attack in Kabul and expressed relief that President Karzai was unhurt. He also underscored the need for the international community to show zero tolerance for terrorism,'' the External Affairs Ministry said here in a brief statement while quoting Mr Mukherjee, who is in Kolkata.

Earlier in Kabul, President Karzai came under heavy gunfire and mortar attack by suspected Taliban as he was addressing a military parade to commemorate the Mujahideen Day, the national day that celebrates the victory of Afghan resistance over the Soviet troops in 1980s.

The Afghan President, who was unharmed, was whisked away amid tight security.

The military parade was being attended by several politicians, officials and diplomats posted in Kabul.


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