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Canada 'condemns' India bombings

world Updated: Oct 31, 2008 12:36 IST
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Canada has strongly condemned the serial blasts in Assam that killed at least 66 people and injured over 400, describing it as a "despicable acts of violence."

"Canada strongly condemns the bombings in Assam, which targeted civilians and resulted in scores of deaths and hundreds of injuries," newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said in a statement.

"On behalf of all Canadians, I extend my condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives," Lawrence, who was yesterday named as the new Foreign Minister, said.

"We stand firmly united with the government of India in condemning these despicable acts of violence," he said.

"Canada and India share a commitment to freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law. Among our mutual priorities is close cooperation to promote international security and to fight terrorism."