UN deplores deadly bombings in two Indian cities

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United Nations, Jul 29: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the series of bombings that struck the two Indian cities of Bangalore and Ahmedabad -- in recent days, killing and wounding numerous civilians.

Over 50 people have reportedly been killed and more than 100 wounded as a result of the 17 blasts which struck residential areas, market places, public transportation and hospitals within an hour on Saturday, July 26 in the western city of Ahmedabad. That attack came a day after several devices went off in Bangalore, killing two people. ''The Secretary-General sends his deepest sympathies to the families of those who lost their lives, the wounded and the people and Government of India,'' the UN spokesperson said in a statement.

Gallery: Ahmedabad, Bangalore blasts

He reiterates that no cause or grievance can justify terrorist acts of this kind and appeals for restraint in the face of such provocation, it added.

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