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India condemns terror attack in Algeria

India on Wednesday condemned the bomb attacks in Algeria as an "abhorrent act of terrorism" and asked the global community to cooperate closely to counter the scourge with firmness and determination.

india Updated: Dec 13, 2007 03:04 IST

India on Wednesday condemned the bomb attacks in Algeria as an "abhorrent act of terrorism" and asked the global community to cooperate closely to counter the scourge with firmness and determination.

"We stand by with friendly Algeria, in this hour of grief and in their fight against new threats of extremism and terrorism," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna said here.

The terrorist attack, that targeted Algeria's Constitutional Court and the UN mission, killing dozens of people clearly reveal the serious threat that terrorism poses to the security of nations and international organisations, he said.

The indiscriminate targeting of innocent people exposes terrorism's true face. No cause, no grievance, can ever justify acts of terrorism, Sarna said.

"We reiterate our stand that the international community should cooperate closely to counter terrorism with firmness and determination," the spokesman said.

Sixty-two people were killed and scores injured in two bomb attacks in Algiers, the capital of Algeria, on Tuesday.