Attack on Indian Mission in Kabul a tragedy: US

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Washington, Jul 9 (UNI) The Bush Administration has described Monday's attack on the Indian Embassy in Kabul as a 'tragedy' saying, We believe that the extremist elements are working to destabilise this region so that they can gain from instability and any chaos that this may bring.

Commenting on the incident in which at least 41 people were killed, Acting State Department Spokesman Gonzalo Gallegos yesterday said the US was working with the government in the region to put an end to this and try to allow the people to live in peace, and a situation where they can continue to develop themselves, their country and become a bigger part of the world economy, he added.

He also said that the US continues to work with the Pakistani government to fight a common enemy, which are these extremists who are willing to kill Muslims, Christians, anybody who gets in the way of the path which is what they seek, which is instability and chaos, so that they can prosper under that realm.

''We'll continue to work with the Pakistani government. We believe that the Pakistani people have the right to make these decisions for themselves. We're going to engage with them to allow them to do that'', the spokesman said.

We're going to continue to combat the common enemy that we have with the Pakistani people, and hopefully we'll march towards peace, he added.


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