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Cyprus government condemns bombing attacks in New Delhi
2005-11-01 13:36:44

Nicosia, Nov 1 (CNA) -- The Cyprus government has strongly condemned the bombing attacks in New Delhi that took place on Saturday 29 October, 2005.

A press release issued by the Ministy of Foreign Affairs said the Ministry, ''on behalf of the Government and the people of Cyprus, deplores these hideous acts of coordinated militant attack against civilian targets at three different market places, as a result of which so many innocent people lost their lives or were seriously injured.''

The Ministry noted that the terrorist attacks, the worst ever on the capital of India, were committed just days before major Hindu and Muslim festivals, as well as during the time of Indo-Pakistani official meetings, at which an agreement was achieved to open the Kashmir frontier to help victims of the recent South Asia earthquake.

The Ministry also expressed the unwavering support of the government and the people of Cyprus to the government and the people of India for their struggle against terror and simultaneous preservation of their democratic values.

''Such criminal actions will not be able to intimidate this great country, in particular, India’s determination to continue searching for peaceful solutions of problems with its neighbours,'' the press release added.

The Ministry offered its condolences to the families of the deceased and its deep sympathy to the families of the injured.

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