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Obama condemns suicide bombings

Condemning the suicide bombing in the Russian city of Nazran, which claimed 20 lives, US President Barack Obama said there can be no justification for such an act of terrorism.

world Updated: Aug 18, 2009 11:45 IST

Condemning the suicide bombing in the Russian city of Nazran, which claimed 20 lives, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said there can be no justification for such an act of terrorism.

"I am deeply troubled about reports of a suicide bombing on Tuesday in Nazran, Ingushetiya, that resulted in the tragic loss of at least 20 lives and 138 injured," Obama said in a statement.

"There can be no justification for such an act of terrorism," he said.

"This latest attack highlights the concerning increase in violence in the region affecting officials and civilians alike. Our condolences go out to the Government of Russia and the families of victims," Obama said.