EU asks Pakistan to help India in Mumbai terror attacks probe

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Brussels, Dec 2 : EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has urged Pakistan to help Indian authorities investigate the terrorist attacks that killed 195 people in Mumbai.

Solana spoke to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee following the devastating militant attacks in Mumbai, The News reports.

India on Monday formally accused "elements" in Pakistan of being behind the attacks.

In his conversation with Mukherjee, Solana reiterated his condolences to the Indian government, and "underlined the EU's readiness to cooperate with India to combat terrorism," his office said.

In his call to Qureshi, Solana "encouraged the Pakistani Government to pursue the fight against extremism and terrorism."

Without accusing Pakistan of involvement, he also urged Islamabad "to support the Indian authorities in the investigation on the terrorist attacks."

The European Union on Monday completed its coordinated action to evacuate injured European citizens from Mumbai.

EU Member States France and Sweden had joined forces to provide medical evacuation for citizens from Britain and Spain.

The final evacuation flights landed in London early Monday carrying three British and three Spanish citizens.

ANI

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