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India flays Lebanon bombing, calls for truce

India condemned as 'outrageous' Israel's air strikes on Lebanon on Sunday which left dozens dead.
None | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2006 09:07 PM IST

India condemned as 'outrageous' Israel's air strikes on Lebanon on Sunday which left dozens of people dead and suggested an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in the region.

"India strongly condemns the continued irresponsible and indiscriminate bombing of Lebanon by the Israeli military, ignoring calls for restraint", an official spokesman said in a statement.

The spokesman said "the bombing this morning of the building in Qana in South Lebanon which has resulted in the deaths of dozens of innocent civilians, mostly women, children and old people who had taken shelter there is particularly outrageous."

"India expresses its deep condolences to the Government and People of Lebanon over this tragic incident", he said.

He said a ceasfire should be followed by negotiations leading to a peaceful and comprehensive solution to the problems of this region. That would take into account the grievances of all parties.

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