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US condemns Pune blast, will 'assist as needed' in probe

delhi Updated: Feb 14, 2010 13:07 IST

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Condemning the bomb blast in Pune, the US on Sunday said it will "assist" India as needed to help bring the perpetrators of the "cowardly act" to justice.

Offering his condolences, US Ambassador to India Timothy J Roemer said "on behalf of the people of the United States, I extend heartfelt sympathy to the Government of India and the victims" of the tragic terrorist blast in Pune.

In the first major attack since 26/11 carnage, terror struck Pune last night as a powerful bomb ripped apart a popular bakery near a Jewish prayer house, killing nine people and injuring 57, including foreigners.

"The US remains shoulder-to-shoulder with India in the fight against terror and will assist as needed to help bring the perpetrators of this cowardly act to justice," Roemer said.