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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 13, 2001


Terrorist Attack on Indian Parliament

We strongly condemn the outrageous terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament. No cause can justify the deliberate targeting of civilians. This brutal assault on the heart of Indian democracy is an attack on all democracies as well as an attempt to undermine the efforts of those seeking regional peace and stability.

We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims of this attack as well as our condolences to India, which has suffered many terrorist attacks over the years. Secretary Powell spoke with Foreign Minister Singh this morning to express our condolences and our determination to cooperate with India in its fight against terrorism.

While we do not yet have information on the identity of the attackers, those responsible should be identified and quickly brought to justice.


Released on December 13, 2001

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