US, UK strongly condemn Delhi explosions

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New Delhi, Sept 13 (UNI) The United States and Britain tonight strongly condemned the series of explosions in the capital and expressed solidarity with the Indian governent in the fight against terrorism.

British Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, who arrived here this evening on a two-day official visit, said in a statement immediately after his arrival that during his stay in India, he would be discussing with Indian government how to together fight terrorism.

''I have just learnt about the horrible attacks that have taken place in Delhi this evening. My deepest sympathies are with the victims and with the families of those affected. The British Government condemns all acts of terrorism, and during my time in Delhi I will be talking to senior members of the Indian Government about how better we can work together to tackle the scourge of terrorism,'' he said.

Mr Straw, formerly British Foreign Secretary and Home Secretary, will meet senior officials on Monday.

US Ambassador to India, David Mulford, while condemning the ''horrific acts' of terrorism, said there was no justification for the vicious murder of innocent people.

He said the United States stood shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terrorism.

He also extended his deepest sympathies with the injured and the families of the victims.

''There is no justification for the vicious murder of innocent people. the United States stands shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terrorism,'' Mr Mulford added.

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