Bush condemns Delhi blasts

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india Updated: Oct 31, 2005 15:23 IST

US President George W Bush has condemned the deadly series of bomb blasts in Delhi and said the "heinous" attacks have yet again showed that terrorists were enemies of humanity.

Joining a host of world leaders in deploring the attacks, he said "by targeting innocent civilians making final preparations for holiday celebrations, terrorists have demonstrated yet again that they are enemies of humanity and contemptuous of the values all in the civilized world share.

"The United States strongly condemns the heinous terrorist attacks in India," a statement issued by the President's press office on Sunday said.

"On behalf of the American people, the President extends his deepest condolences to all of those who lost loved ones," it added.

Over 60people were killed and 210 others were injured when three near simultaneous explosions tore through two crowded markets and a bus in Delhi on Saturday evening.

Terming the attacks a "cowardly act", US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had on Sunday said that terror knows no borders and respects no religion.

"Fighting terror is our common struggle, and we stand with the people of India as they bring to justice those responsible for these cowardly acts."

First Published: Oct 31, 2005 08:56 IST