Singapore condemns Mumbai attacks; offers help to free hostages

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Singapore, Nov 28 (UNI) Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong , has sent a letter of condolence to Indian Prime Manmohan Singh expressing shock about the series of terrorist attacks which rocked Mumbai on 26 November 2008.

''On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I convey our deepest condolences to you, the Government of India and the families of the victims,'' he said in the letter to the Prme Minister.

The terrorists have taken several people of different nationalities as hostages, including a Singaporean .

''We are already working closely with the Indian authorities on this. Singapore stands ready to assist the Indian authorities in any way to secure the safe release of the Singaporean and other hostages,'' he said.

I am confident that the Indian people will rally around your government as it deals with the Mumbai terrorist attacks and bring the perpetrators to justice, Mr Lee added .

''The Mumbai attacks are another reminder that terrorism continues to be a common threat to all of us. We strongly support your government's efforts in fighting the scourge of terrorism,''he said.


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