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India on Pak blasts - "It is reprehensible"

India terms as "reprehensible" the bomb blast at the homecoming procession of ex-Pak PM Benazir Bhutto.

india Updated: Oct 19, 2007 13:40 IST

India on Friday termed as "reprehensible" the bomb blast at the homecoming procession of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in Karachi and said all governments should make determined efforts to deal with terrorism.

"We strongly condemn the terrorist attack in Karachi yesterday. It is reprehensible that senior political figures are targetted in this way with such loss of innocent lives," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Navtej Sarna said.

He said the "spectre of terrorism confronting our region requires strong and determined action by all our governments."
A suicide bomber struck Bhutto's convoy on Thursday, killing at least 139 people and leaving nearly 500 injured, in a failed assassination bid on the former Pakistan premier hours after her return here from an eight-year self-exile.

First Published: Oct 19, 2007 13:32 IST