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Canadian PM condemns terrorist attacks in Mumbai

Source: Xinhua | 11-28-2008 09:50

Special Report:   Terror attacks in Mumbai

OTTAWA, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Thursday condemned the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and vowed support for India in fighting against terrorism.

"Canada condemns in the strongest terms the despicable and cowardly attacks in Mumbai, India," Harper said in a statement.

"These attacks targeted people from India and around the world," he said. "They were attacks on values we hold dear, and we share your loss."

"As a fellow democracy, Canada stands firmly with the government and people of India in your fight against terror and as you face with resolve one of the darkest times a country can ever experience," he said.

Earlier Thursday, Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon said "a number of Canadian are in targeted hotels," but he could not confirm if any Canadian was injured, killed or "among the hostages."

Cannon said he spoke earlier with India's foreign minister to convey condolences for the victims and their families.

All of Canadian consular staff in Mumbai were accounted for, he added, and "are actively seeking to locate and assist" Canadian nationals in the city.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei